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Infiltrate Humanity as an Anxious Android in Speaking Simulator Today on Nintendo Switch!

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – January 30, 2020 – Speaking Simulator, the hilarious game about an android struggling to infiltrate human society, dominates social situations with perfect pronunciation on Nintendo Switch and Steam today.

Create an android with the goal of living among and eventually subjugating the good people of Earth. Learn their mannerisms, their customs, their pastimes, and their way of speaking. Equipped with advanced speech emulation technology, it should be no problem at all. And yet…

Talking is not always easy for humans. This “human” tends towards awkward pauses, excessive eye contact, and inappropriate mouth noises. Wield tricky QWOP-style controls to manipulate the android’s lips and tongue to form accurate meat noises that hopefully sound something like words. Execute perfect gesticulation and the world will not stand a chance.

Scenarios start off as basic watercooler chat but quickly become more complicated. Challenges like shoveling peas into the android’s mouth mid-sentence make the inherent pain of human interaction even more apparent. The poor robot has an adverse reaction to people becoming suspicious of it: as it flubs more words, its face gradually starts to smoke and eventually explode. Emulating and infiltrating humanity with half a face might be…difficult.

The smoother the speech, the higher the score, allowing for more upgrades to ramp up the difficulty and the score threshold. Optimize Socio-Optic Dynamics to adjust eye contact with suspicious humans. Choose to install some new Expressive Facial Pistons to activate eyebrow wiggling to express intricate human face emotions. PC players can use their own faces to manipulate the android by enabling the webcam controller option in the control settings.

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Speaking Simulator is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Traditional and Simplified Chinese today on PC/Mac via Steam. Korean, Russian and Simplified and Traditional Chinese will be available on Switch at a later date, with all other languages available at launch.

Source: PR email

Speaking Simulator Begins Hilarious Quest for World Domination January 30th!

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – January 8, 2020 – Speaking Simulator, the hilarious game about an android struggling to infiltrate human society, initiates its plan for world domination on Nintendo Switch™ January 30, launching simultaneously alongside the previously announced PC and Mac versions coming to Steam.

At the behest of an adorably malevolent but incredibly inept AI, venture forth into the human world as a robot built to live among them. Customize the android’s appearance, then utilize the latest in humanoid mouth technology to assimilate and ascend. How hard can talking to people be, anyway? Robots do not have social anxiety and existential dread…right?

Start off simple with first dates and job interviews, but as the android further ingrains itself into society, survive public speaking nightmares like wedding toasts and eulogies. Take too long between words or misplace the tongue and the robot will get nervous, causing its face to explode. Humans tend to find this suspicious. It’s hard to blend in when an android’s piston-powered tongue knocks out its teeth.

Simultaneously flail the tongue and maneuver lips with tricky controls to simulate human speech. Speaking Simulator utilizes the most realistic gibberish system in all of gaming, created with real linguistic theory. One hand controls tongue placement, requiring quick presses on red buttons inside the mouth. The other hand elongates or purses the lips to form words. PC players can use webcams to control the android’s mouth movements.

Chase a high score in each level by sounding like a natural speaker. Unlock new upgrades adding layers of difficulty and increasing the score threshold. Use Socio-Optic Dynamics to make just the right amount of eye contact and Expressive Facial Pistons for some good ol’ human eyebrow wiggling. When all that stress is too much, blow off steam at a club in Self Expression Mode, where humans and robots can dance the night away.

“Words are hard, and a lot of us who are unquestionably human take that for granted,” said Jed Dawson, co-founder at Affable Games. “When we started making Speaking Simulator we realized the concept of pushing words out of mouth-holes is actually incredibly funny and gross, and therefore ripe for a comedy game.”

Speaking Simulator will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese January 30 on Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac via Steam.

Source: PR Email