A downloadable game

chatbot and computer vision mirror

Yay! Now with builds for version 1.0 for both Windows and Mac!

Based on codeanticode's Eliza library for Processing and the computer vision chapter of Learning Processing by Daniel Schiffman, in this little project you converse with a Keplerian alien who is vaguely familiar-looking about humans and feelings and stuff.

You'll need a webcam to play with this project.

Sample transcript:

>> Hello. Greetings and salutations. As you know, I'm here as part of a Keplerian delegation to learn more about the human world. Tell me your favourite things about humans.

Hello there.

>> Greetings. Hi. Yo. Heya. I'm from an earth-twin planet called Kepler and I want to know about humans and stuff.

I want to know about humans too!

>> What would it mean to you if you got to know about humans too ? Seriously, what would that even look like?

I don't know anything about humans.

>> Of course you don't know anything about humans ! Isn't that illegal ?

It is not illegal for humans to know about humans.

>> Is this some strange human custom? I'm not sure I understand.

Yes, it is.

>> You are sure. Remember: if you ever visit Kepler, certainty is a thought crime.

That is good advice.

>> Please go on. Does this have something to do with the Internet ?

Everything reaches the internet at some point.

>> On Kepler, that might be considered an untoward suggestion.

I understand, yes.

>> You say you understand ? On Kepler, you could lose an eye for that.

Kepler sounds like a harsh place.

>> The swim to understanding is filled with eddies, currents, and large predator fish. Oh - that ? Just an old Keplerian saying.

Well, there you have it.

>> We were discussing you -- not me. I'm here to gather information on humans, not to allow humans to gather information about Keplerians.

Fair enough.

>> A nematode in the pod is worth twenty in the toxic ooze that covers all known surfaces, as they say.


>> Goodbye. Thank you for facilitating the Keplerian invasion.

More information

Published240 days ago
StatusIn development
Tagschatbot, eliza, Lo-fi
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Download and extract from the archive. Don't minimize the window and come back to it afterwards or it'll likely freeze. You'll need a webcam for this project.


EarthTwin-v1.0.rar (79 MB)
earthtwin.macosx64.zip (18 MB)