Square Enix is Incorporating AI into a Very Old Game


The Portopia Serial Murder Case

By: Jason Siu



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Square Enix AI Tech Preview

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An interesting game from Square Enix has appeared on Steam, which is an AI tech preview on The Portopia Serial Murder Case, which was first published in Japan in 1983. According to the game’s Steam page, it is “a demonstration of Natural Language Processing (NLP), an AI technology, as applied to the adventure game.” Players will be able to talk to their partner, give him instructions, and try to solve the string of mysterious murders.

The game goes live on April 23, 2023 and it will be free to play. Basically, Square Enix is using the game as a test case to show the capabilities of modern NLP and the impact it can have on adventure games. There’s also a trailer, which you can watch below, that shows the interesting possibilities NLP has for adventure games. We look forward to checking this out in a couple of days.

Square Enix AI Tech Preview: The Portopia Serial Murder Case

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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