The virtual human

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Virtual reality
Virtual reality
the virtual human
Author(s) Duncan Bowsman
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 27-Jul-2008
Authoring system ADRIFT 4 and ADRIFT 5
Platform(s) ADRIFT 4 and ADRIFT 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Merciful

A short IF inspired by Jørgen Leth’s The Perfect Human.

How It Begins

The game’s introduction is a parody of the opening to The Perfect Human. It establishes the goals of the game, namely to learn about a "virtual human" by constructing his/her/its identity and to ultimately "answer its questions."

Notable Features

  • No PC or inventory.
  • Play largely consists of fill-in-the-blank.
  • Written almost entirely lower-case.

Trivia and Comments

  • A dream cutscene is accessible from the "thinking" section.
  • For yes/no questions, the game also recognises responses like "maybe," "possibly," and "I don't know."
  • The "questions" the virtual human asks at the end of the game are variable and taken from both the original version of The Perfect Human and from the second re-adaptation featured in The Five Obstructions.


Version 1.0

ADRIFT 5 conversion

  • the virtual human (Duncan Bowsman a.k.a. "DB"; 21-May-2011; ADRIFT 5).
    • IFID: ADRIFT-500-91AA-F014-4535-A43D-1112B2A66366
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download from the ADRIFT site.
    • .zip includes story file and a readme.


General info