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CONTENT WARNING

This game deals with topics of rape and suicide in an online context.
Player discretion is strongly advised.

Terminal Love

Your computer, the XAVIER-256, has been hacked. The AI on your machine are working diligently to resolve the problem, leaving you without internet access for a short time. Together with your AI, you must repair your computer and find those who have hacked you. But beware: the internet is a vast and romantic place, and there's no telling what beauties and horrors await.

Notes From The Author

Originally released on Kongregate, Terminal Love is my very first game, created in August 2012. It is a terminal-based text adventure that puts you in a world of online message boards and artificial intelligence. When it was originally released in 2012 it didn't gain much traction. Eventually due to conflicts with Kongregate, I pulled the game and released it on a personal server in 2013. Chris Priestman, then of Indie Statik, somehow found the game and reviewed it. It was the first review I ever got for anything I made, and I still am quite amazed it even happened in the first place.

Known Bugs

As this is an old game made in Flash, I will not be updating it, despite the flaws it still has. The save system is really annoying, but that was mostly due to security-related problems with Flash. The main title screen audio DSP visualization can be strange if you have tabs with audio playing, or if you have Facebook open (seriously, hah).

Game Versions

I made a few updates to the game over time back in the day, eventually leading to the final v1.2 release. The final version added some more dialogue and fixed a few minor bugs. The game has multiple endings, 8 in total. You can try to find them all if you're really bored.

Credits

Cameo art by Rolos, AJY, and Emily T. Music by 4mat, Matt Nida, Mesu Kasumai, Wizwars, environmental sound collapse, Mister Beep, nanogrrrl, and Sycamore Drive.

Fun Fact

Toby Fox, creator of Undertale, appears in this game. I have no idea why he agreed to back then, but he did, so he's in! It's hidden pretty deep in the game, so good luck finding him! Vladimir Putin also appears in the game. He did not agree to that, but to be fair I never asked him.

Final Disclosure

Finally, some of the content in this game I personally do not agree with. A lot of it was written from another person's perspective and some of the opinions or conclusions expressed may be upsetting on a personal level. I would once again like to emphasis the content warning.

If you need it, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available in the United States at 1-(800)-273-8255.

Published Apr 08, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsFlash
Release date Sep 01, 2012
Rating
(1)
AuthorM.H. Abdul-Rahim
GenreInteractive Fiction
Tagsartificial-intelligence, chiptune, Dark, suspense, Text based
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard

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