RE:BIND

AI Dungeon 2 – By Nick Walton

This article was written using AI Dungeon 2, a procedural generated natural language narrative generator, prior to it going offline. Stitched together from multiple playsessions, it seemed appropriate to use the game to talk about itself as an experiment.

You are Emily Rose, a detective living in Chicago. You have a pistol and a police badge. You enter the forest where you believe the criminal you’re searching for fled to. Suddenly, you hear a gunshot behind yo

move to Seattle

You turn around and see that the man who shot at you is still there. He’s standing right behind you with his gun drawn.

“I’m sorry,” he says. “It was an accident”.

visit seattle

You walk into the city of Seattle and find that it has changed since you last saw it. The buildings are taller, and people are more active than they were when you left. There are even signs of violence here. A few bullet holes can be seen on the walls of some buildings

rent an apartment

You go to the rental office and ask for an apartment. They tell you that they don’t accept new applicants until tomorrow morning. You decide to wait until then. After all, you’re going to need your sleep

visit computer store

You enter the computer store and look around. It looks like a normal place. Nothing out of the ordinary happens. Then you notice a sign hanging from the ceiling:

look sign

You look at the sign and realize what it means.

buy laptop

You pay $400 for a brand new Dell Inspiron laptop. It comes with a keyboard and mouse. You plug it in and turn it on. When you do so, the screen flashes white and displays a picture of a person holding up a gun to another person

close google chrome

You close Google Chrome and turn off your laptop.

turn on laptop

You turn on your laptop and start surfing the web. You begin reading news sites, watching videos, playing games, and generally doing everything you normally would do on a computer. But now, instead of using a mouse and keyboard, you use your hands.

log onto rebind

You log onto Rebind.net and type in the name “Emily Rose”. You type in your password and press Enter. You get a message saying that you’ve successfully logged in.

write about AI Dungeon 2

You write a short article about the game AI Dungeon 2. You explain how the game works, how you got addicted to it, and how you think it could be used as a teaching tool for children. You post the article to the forum. Within days, several other writers respond to it

look at twitter

You check Twitter and see that someone named @CptJoker13 has posted a link to your article.

refresh twitter

You refresh Twitter and see that @CptJoker13 has tweeted a link to your article again.

refresh twitter
Woops that action caused the model to start looping. Try a different action to
prevent that.
sigh

You sigh and close Twitter. You sit down and try to fall asleep. Suddenly, you hear a noise outside. You open the door and see a man dressed in black running through the streets. You immediately call out to him, but he doesn’t stop

follow man

You run after the man. As soon as you reach him, you grab him by the collar and force him to stop. He turns around and sees you and smiles.

SESSION #2

You don’t know what happened, but you just felt like leaving this place. You
aren’t sure if it’s because of something you saw or heard earlier or maybe it’s because you want to get away from all these strange events going on around you.
You decide to go back home

stop by the computer store

You walk into the computer shop. You see a man working at the counter. He looks up when he sees you, but doesn’t say anything.
“Hello”, you say.
He doesn’t answer.

buy laptop

You pick out a laptop for $700 dollars. The man at the counter says “Oh that’s great! I’ll take it”.

say “no, I want it”

The man turns his head slightly as if to look at you, but didn’t say anything.

say “are you gonna write this article? if not, let me buy this”

The man is still looking at you, but now he nods.

ask if i can use a laptop

The man nods again and hands over the laptop.

open laptop

You turn on the laptop and start typing on it. You type a few things before the man comes back with an old black notebook.

look at notebook

You read through the notebook. It seems very detailed. There are several pages filled with notes about various people and places. Some seem to be names, some seem to be dates, some seem to be numbers. You also notice there are pictures too

say “are you helping me write the piece?”

You nod and say “Yes, please help me write the story”.

open rebind dot io

You press the button and the screen opens up. A new window pops up with a small box with a red arrow pointing to it.

think of an article title

You type in “Sawyer’s Cabin” and hit enter. You then type in “A Mysterious Man In A Black Suit” and hit enter. You then type in “Somebody Is Writing About Me” and hit enter

pick a title

You type in “The Lost Journal Of Sawyer” and hit enter. You then type in “Who Are These People?” and hit enter. You then type in “I Saw Something Weird At The Computer Store” and hit enter. You then type in

save the draft as Sawyer’s Cabin

You click on the name “Sawyer’s Cabin” and save it. You close the browser and return to your room. You lay down on your bed and fall asleep.

Morning arrives and you wake up

open laptop

You open the laptop and find that you’re connected to the internet. You check your email and see that you’ve got a message from a girl named Kate. She tells you she wants to talk to you later. You reply saying you will meet her later. You quickly delete the messages you received

click on Sawyer’s Cabin draft

You click on the name “Sawyer’s Cabin” and save it. You close the browser and return to your room. You lay down on your bed and fall asleep.

Day passes and you continue to sleep.

open laptop

You open the laptop and find that you’re connected to the internet. You check your email and see that you’ve got a message from a girl named Kate. She tells you she wants to talk to you later. You reply saying you will meet her later

close email

You close the email and return to your room. You lay down on your bed and fall asleep.

wake up

You open your eyes and realize that you’re in the middle of the woods. You feel cold air blowing against your face. You sit up and try to remember where you are. You look around and see nothing but trees and grass. You begin to wonder how you got here

think about how this would make a great article

You begin to think about how you came to be here. You recall seeing a man dressed in black suit walking towards the cabin. He was talking to someone on a cell phone and then suddenly turned around and walked off

walk towards cabin

You walk towards the cabin. You hear voices coming from inside. They sound like they’re talking about something important. You decide to investigate. You open the door and step inside. You see a woman sitting at a table reading a book. She notices you and smiles.

ask if her name is Sawyer

She nods and says yes. You tell her who you are and she asks you questions about yourself. You explain that you work as a reporter and that you live in the city. She listens intently and answers many of your questions. She even gives you directions to the location of the cabin

SESSION #3

find laptop

You turn around and see that the man who shot at you is still standing there with his gun raised. He points it directly at your head. “I’m not going anywhere,” he says. “Give me the laptop”.

reason with him

“What do you want?” you ask.
He doesn’t answer. Instead, he walks over to the tree next to you and grabs your wrist. His other hand goes down to your side and then up to your waist

ask him what he wants

“The laptop,” he says.

ask him what he knows about Sawyer’s Cabin

“It was a cabin on the edge of town. It burned down, but I know where it is”.

ask him where it is

“In the woods behind my house”.

ask him to show me

He pulls out a map from his pocket and shows you the location. You follow him into the trees and through the undergrowth until you reach the cabin. The door is open and you can hear voices inside. A young woman is sitting by herself reading a book

ask her if she’s Sawyer

She looks up from her book and nods. “Yes, I am”. She smiles and runs towards you. Her face is flushed red and her eyes are shining. She hugs you tightly as tears stream down her cheeks.

ask her if she knows Nick Walton

“No, I don’t”.

tell her he made this game

“Yeah, he did”.

ask her what she thinks of AI Dungeon 2

“That’s a really good game”.

ask her if she’d recommend it to people

“Oh yeah! I would!”

ask her what the story of her Cabin is

“Well…it’s..”. she pauses for a moment before continuing. “…a long story”.

say “Tell me more.”

“It starts when I was little..”


Emily Rose is an indie developer who writes for rebind.io and resides in the pacific northwest. She’s often seen in the local VR arcade and developer community participating in pushing the medium’s horizons. You can find her on twitter @caravanmalice