by Sentient Software
(Sentient release)

Sentient's Cyborg was one of the first I-F games to break away from the established fantasy dungeon-crawling, treasure-hunting motif. Its plot concerns an artificial intelligence, electronically merged with the player's body as the result of a scientific experiment. Author Michael Berlyn founded Sentient after he became a published science-fiction author (The Integrated Man, Crystal Phoenix, Blight), and his background is evident here.

The interface for Cyborg is the usual two-word parser of early adventure games, but its presentation, the player directing the computerized portion of his body, lends it a unique feel. Shades of Suspended. Character conversation is handled by choosing questions from a predetermined list.


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