It’s time for a blast from the past as Commander ‘85 transports us back to the 1980s for a sci-fi thriller set during the Cold War. Things are about to get serious on Xbox One and PC when a seemingly ordinary birthday present threatens to alter your life forever.
Imagine how cool it would be to receive a Commander ‘85, a super modern computer with real artificial intelligence, for your birthday. Unfortunately, it’s mere presence in a suburban Chicago household could see the fate of the world rest upon your shoulders. Alongside a group of friends and a slightly mad scientist, you’ll attempt to end the Cold War. To do so, you’ll need to discover the secret of the Commander computers, and find out the mysterious truth behind the infamous ‘Roswell incident’.
Through interacting with the computer’s AI, you can build up a level of trust and friendship, which is crucial to unlocking the secrets within. There are tons of possibilities to explore and random elements will come into play as the plot unfolds, ensuring every playthrough is different. Everything you do and the decisions you make can lead you towards one of three possible endings.
Key features of Commander ‘85:
- A historical setting featuring the culture and technology of the 1980s. Including various Easter eggs and nostalgic references.
- Innovative artificial intelligence system reflecting every choice and decision you make, and as a result leading to various plot twists and different endings.
- Randomly generated story branches and elements of the player’s surroundings, additional quests, and optional activities make every playthrough different.
- Radio stations broadcasting custom shows, commercials, and music, to help you really immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the ’80s.
- Numerous games and programs that you can not only install, but actually run on your Commander.
- Graphics inspired by VHS recordings, with additional sequences created in the style of period-specific movies.
So, if you wish to experience a nostalgia-filled thriller, venture on over to the Xbox Store and purchase Commander ‘85 for £12.49 (discounted to £9.99 for one week) – don’t forget it’s also available on Steam for PC too. Do you remember the 1980’s? Is it a period of time you want to relive once more in Commander ‘85? Get in touch and let us know by leaving a comment below or reaching out on social media!
“13 May 1985: Today is my BIRTHDAY!!! Mum gave me the best present ever! a Commander 85 – a super modern computer with real artificial intelligence! It’s very smart, and I can talk to it and play games on it. I can’t wait till the other boys see it!” Commander 85 is a sci-fi thriller about a seemingly ordinary birthday present that changes the lives of the main characters forever, disturbing the sleepy peace of the Chicago suburbs. However, when the military experiments get out of control and the world faces the threat of nuclear war, you won’t be alone. Together with a group of friends and a crazy scientist, you’ll have to try and end the Cold War, discover the secret of the Commander computers, and find out the mysterious truth behind the Roswell incident… Decide the fate of the world using an advanced system of interaction with the computer’s artificial intelligence. Build its trust and friendliness towards you, listen to its sarcastic comments and even watch as it quarrels with your parents! With hundreds of possibilities and random elements in the game’s plot, every time you play will be different, with your choices leading to one of three possible endings. Immerse yourself in the life of Polish immigrants in 1980’s America, learning more about their culture and problems. Remember that all parents are the same, regardless of their origins. Experience a sense of nostalgia as you recall your own childhood through the game’s randomized events and elements of your environment, from discussions about the school to nagging about how much time you’re spending in front of the computer. Complete the chores your parents give you, too – they may prevent you from saving the world, but at least you won’t be grounded or banned from playing!