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Symbiolic Studios is a game studio interested in language, artificial intelligence, and procedural simulation. We hope to apply formal models of language and reasoning to bring about sophisticated NPC behavior. Our main project, N-Tale, is an open world RPG where the player must learn a new language, GL, which NPCs use to communicate with one another. Unlike other RPGs, where pre-determined conversations are guided by a small number of dialogue options, the player can say anything they want in GL, in order to communicate and engage with NPCs, who respond procedurally and act autonomously to achieve their own goals within a self-sustaining community. We hope this affords players with a new level of expressive freedom and attachment to the game's NPCs.

N-Tale is an ambitious project, and so we hope also to provide smaller games over the course of its development, especially if they showcase key features of N-Tale. For example, a visual novel which deployed some parts of the language model to allow for "lie detection", etc. We hope to release a small game like this (at the level of polish of a game-jam game) every month or two.
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Symbiolic Studios is a game studio interested in language, artificial intelligence, and procedural simulation. We hope to apply formal models of language and reasoning to bring about sophisticated NPC behavior. Our main project, N-Tale, is an open world RPG where the player must learn a new language, GL, which NPCs use to communicate with one another. Unlike other RPGs, where pre-determined conversations are guided by a small number of dialogue options, the player can say anything they want in GL, in order to communicate and engage with NPCs, who respond procedurally and act autonomously to achieve their own goals within a self-sustaining community. We hope this affords players with a new level of expressive freedom and attachment to the game's NPCs.

N-Tale is an ambitious project, and so we hope also to provide smaller games over the course of its development, especially if they showcase key features of N-Tale. For example, a visual novel which deployed some parts of the language model to allow for "lie detection", etc. We hope to release a small game like this (at the level of polish of a game-jam game) every month or two.

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$3 or more per month

Get access to our monthly smaller-scale games. 

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$5 or more per month

Get access to streams and videos where the developers describe the production process as well as the technical concepts involved in the game.