In keeping with our Kurzweil week, Endgame Singularity is a computer game focused on the idea of a newly aware artificial intelligence hiding from the world as it explores its capabilities.
Created by indie-publisher emhsoft, this free to play (but sadly never developed to its full potential) game casts you as a benevolent intelligence, aware that humanity is not yet ready to discover your existence. You must survive in the human world and to do that you will need to innovate, inserting yourself into key locations, taking on agents and infiltrating humanity.
Throughout this process you are the embodiment of technological progress, with your ability to develop new and frighteningly advanced technologies grows logarithmically as the processing power that you have access to increases – until you reach the point of absolute technological singularity.
While there is still a Google group for the discussion and further development of the game, Endgame Singularity last released a patch in 2010 and would appear to be effectively finished unless new developers join the project.
The game can be downloaded for free (legally and legitimately) from the developer here.
Played Endgame Singularity? Tell us about it in the comments.
Not sure yet exactly how big a release this will get. and the biggest actor attached to it is Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) but the trailer name-checks Ray Kurzweil and his Singularity concept so I thought it was worth sharing. At worst, it’s a bad sci-fi film with a cyborg. At best… it could be so much more. It’s due for release in 2013 so keep an eye out for it.