Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download

This is a commercial game that plays in-browser.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Human Errors

by Katherine Morayati

Science Fiction
2018

Web Site

(based on 8 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

A contractor assigned to handle bug reports for a wearable mood-regulation device becomes unwitting witness to trauma and crime.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Current Version: 1
License: Commercial
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 4FA0B511-7D2F-44D6-858E-CD2D7DC1CE79
TUID: 14oexa2wyym73glu

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(3)
4 star:
(4)
3 star:
(0)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(1)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


A help-desk for wearable emotion-manipulators. Fiction through bureaucracy., May 22, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This is a complex Twine-and-Javascript based game that reproduces the help-desk environment from IT. You are given a bunch of tickets or help requests to address. You can dismiss them, respond to them, rank their severity, etc.

But instead of normal IT, you're troubleshooting a device that creates impulses in others.

As you progress, your performance is evaluated, and others might respond to you. The story slowly splays out.

It's an odd story, too. Like Morayati's other works regarding technological dystopias (Laid Off from the Synesthesia Factory, Take), the game explores uncomfortable parts of the human condition.

The game takes real-life issues (like the below-minimum-wage oppression of gig jobs like Mechanical Turk, having to buy cheap knock-offs of products that can harm you, workplace harassment, etc.) which people have gradually become numb too and puts them in a startling new light by applying them to new situations.

If you liked this work, I strongly recommend the two other games I mentioned earlier.

If you enjoyed Human Errors...

Related Games

People who like Human Errors also gave high ratings to these games:

Get The Whole Online Experience By Trying Our Internet Simulator, by ClickHole
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go online? Our Internet Simulator puts you in the driver's seat of the World Wide Web, giving you the full experience of using the Internet. So, what are you waiting for? Get started by...

The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
In a world of arcane mysteries, a young doctor's apprentice unravels a conspiracy most grim. Author's Comment: "This is a mystery/suspense parser game inspired by the likes of Anchorhead and Fallen London. It isn't currently finished,...

Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Average member rating: (21 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages, robots playing poker. It's time to take...

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Human Errors appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Annotated list of best sci-fi games by MathBrush
A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and downlaoded TADS, and was shocked at how many great sci-fi games there are. This is a list of my...

Polls

The following polls include votes for Human Errors:

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Writing of 2018 by MathBrush
This is for suggesting games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Writing in the XYZZY awards. This is not a zeroth-round nomination.This is not an official list. The point of poll is partly to suggest...

Links




This is version 1 of this page, edited by km on 15 May 2018 at 2:13pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item