Interactive Gaming Grows Up

March 19, 2001 | Source: Technology Review

Majestic, a new subscription-based online game from Electronic Arts, uses natural language processing to involve the player (“it plays you”).

The X-Files-like game is based on the conspiracy theory that a secret U.S. government cabal is covering up classified documents that reveal efforts to recover crashed UFOs and aliens.

The game, due out this Spring, learns about the player and sends them emails, faxes, instant messages, and phone calls and weaves current news and events, fake Web sites and actual companies into the plot. A free beta demo is available.