Have you ever tried to get out of your own head and become a ranger or wizard in Dungeons & Dragons? For fans of the role play game, D&D is a fun pastime with fantasy heroics, creative Dungeon Master, and especially the coherent storyline.
Today, with the advance of AI technology, you can take the 1980s nostalgia to a new level and become a dungeon master with an AI-generated storytelling bot: AI Dungeon. This Choose-Your-Own-Adventure text game has the ability to improvise in response to your actions.
Before the invention of AI Dungeon, using AI to generate convincing stories and narratives was difficult. Making infinite and spontaneous storytelling a reality is even more challenging for artificial intelligence than playing Chess and Go. A big breakthrough was made in Feb, 2019 when OpenAI developed GPT-2 algorithm. Using GPT-2, AI Dungeon is capable of generating texts in response to a short prompt. Check out more about OpenAI in our latest post: OpenAI’s Image GPT Model: Predict the End of Your Image.
In this AI Dungeon review, let’s delve into this funny and creative AI. If you are a big fan of role-playing games, you’re in luck. Even if you seldom play games like me, I believe, you will find yourself addicted to this amazing Dungeon AI.
How to Play AI Dungeon
It’s easy to play AI Dungeon. Once you go to AI Dungeon site, you will see the narratives loaded automatically:
- You’re about to enter a world of endless possibilities, where you can do absolutely anything you can imagine…. Will you proceed?
Click “Start Adventure” and choose a genre such as Fantasy or Zombies.
Then you can choose a character.
Enter character’s name, for example, Merlin, a famous wizard name.
Then, click “generating story” and you will see narratives like this:
- You are Merlin, a noble living in the kingdom of Larion. You are awakened by a loud noise outside the gate. You look out the window and see a large number of orcish troops on the road outside the castle.
- Your squire comes in with your sword and shield and helps you prepare for battle. Meanwhile, your guard commander tells you the bad news that the rest of the castle’s defenders have all been killed. You have only two men under your command and both are probably more knowledgeable about military strategies than you are.
You can click “Edit” to give full free rein to your ideas. Continue to play the game by telling AI Dungeon Master what you are going to do next. You can switch amongst “Do”, “Say” and “Story”. Enter text in the box at the bottom of the page. For example, here I entered “get the Master Sword”. Then AI Dungeon will generate narratives in response to your input.
You can start a new game and choose different game genres. It’s also possible to join multiplayers mode and play AI Dungeon with your friends.
How Does AI Dungeon Work
AI Dungeon is a choose-your-own-adventure text game. Created by Nick Walton, AI Dungeon is able to produce human-like narratives via deep learning and GPT-2 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) language model. In response to what you enter in the text box, AI Dungeon can auto-generate open-ended stories with the language algorithms.
Does AI Dungeon Learn?
Yes. AI dungeon is an AI-powered text adventure game using the GPT-2 language algorithm model from OpenAI. AI Dungeon 2 has updated to GPT-3 in July 2020. This is a premium-version AI model, which is named Dragon. GPT-3 learned from 570 gigabytes of text content (about one trillion words), compared to the 40GB of training content of GPT-2, according to wiki.
Is AI Dungeon Free?
AI dungeon offers both free & paid version. It allows you to play the text adventure game for free. But when you want to new developments and access audio narration during text adventure, you will need to make a subscription, which starts from $4.99 per month.
Are you hooked by AI Dungeon? I hope this review helps and you can have a great time playing this AI game. The updated AI Dungeon 2 means more than just a text adventure game. The AI is not perfect. Some stories generated are quite confusing and not that coherent. But Using GPT-3 to auto-generate narratives and stories is a huge step forward in the application of artificial intelligence and deep learning. If you are interested in AI Dungeon Master or more text adventure games, you can let me know by leaving your comments below. You might also be interested in this: Top 10 Deepfake App & Software for 2021 | Deepfake Elon Musk is Possible.