Choice of Robots by Kevin Gold

The robots you design will change the world! Will you show them the true meaning of love, or conquer Alaska with your robot army?

"Choice of Robots" is an epic 300,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Kevin Gold, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Play out thirty years of your life as a brilliant robot maker, from graduate school near the present day to a future in which your robots have changed everything. Depending on your choices, your robots may be independent or obedient, clumsy or graceful, empathic or cold ... and you yourself may live to an old age happily married or alone with only robots to comfort you.

Play as male or female, gay or straight, with nine characters to romance, four alternate climax chapters, and over seventy achievements to unlock.

• Build a unique robot character--you choose everything from its shape to what it calls you • Instigate or prevent a robotic uprising • Teach your robots to love humanity, or disdain it • Build an artificial intelligence suitable to take control of the world's governments • Start a war against the United States, and win • Marry a human or an advanced robot, and start a family
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Review by CYOAgal
01 Dec 2021
I thought this would be the best game, but its like reading a CYOA book which I love but then you are asked to pay money in the middle! Nowhere does it say this!!

Review by _xXMidnight
26 Jul 2021
Amazing, amazing!
Pretty late, I know -w-"
But it would be a lot nicer if the entire thing was free, though I do understand why it needs to be paid for.

Review by kdjack
20 Apr 2021
I'm unable to pay for the full game, but the setup is just excellent. I'll have to come back when I'm able to pay.

10 Nov 2020
very good. after I played it for a while it more felt like a giant story rather than a text adventure.

Review by Zesc
16 May 2019
I played the Steam version of this little gem.

As most Choice of Games, there is really nothing to complain about UI and accessibility. Everything is intuitive, and the game gives you recaps of former chapters, important for a game of this length.

Also typical for Choice of Games, the game is extremly linear at the beginning, but branching out rapidly towards the end. As stated above, there are only 4 major endings though. (5, if you count dieing.) Yet there is enough diversity to make it worthwhile to achieve the same ending multiple times.

The story is neatly written, and the author manages to capture every emotion as good as possible in a game that spans a whole human live. The humour is mostly subtle (almost snarky, at times) but i'm the last one to complain about that.

Most of the story is hard sci-fi / borderline speculative fiction. However, the technical details only play a (very) minor role, and everything is explained when necessary.

At the end a minor nitpick: there is a certain scene in which it is terribly ambigous whether a certain character dies or not, but it is not explicitly resolved. Context makes it obvious what happened, but it is very confusing at first.

Review by Io
01 Feb 2019
Jaw-dropping. Absolutely worth the 6 dollars for the whole game. It's past 1 in the morning and I have no regrets. It made me laugh. It made me cry. And I've still so many more endings to find.

Review by leof007
12 Mar 2018
Simply amazing!

Review by rawan76
17 Feb 2018
This was an amazing game! My mom and dad are thinking about buying the other chapters for me and i can't wait to play them! It was an AMAZING game. 5 stars.

Review by Cheralina
07 Feb 2018
I love this game

Review by Stripes
07 Jan 2018
Easily 5/5! I love the amount of options in the customization and development of the robot and the freedom for the reader to decide whether a robot is a machine or a being. It's a shame the whole thing isn't free, but I guess I can't blame you. Excellent work!

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Kevin Gold
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Published 19 Dec 2014
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