mAIn COMPetition mAIn COMPetition

Year:  2019

Genre:  Puzzle

Links:  Steam

mAIN COMPetition is a short first-person adventure set inside a scientific research facility. You have been sent to investigate why nobody has been able to communicate with the scientists, who were thought to be researching artificial intelligence.

Collecting Data

Head right from the main gate to find a bathroom. Search the trash can to get a broken Dragonfly drone. Head back to the main gate, then continue left to the staircase. Choose to go downstairs to reach a long corridor.

Pick up the MouSE droid. You will need a keycard to access the first room on the right. Go to the left into the think tank room. Click on the board to copy the schematics for the Dark Prism Modification. Return to the corridor, then go to the open space room at the far right. Examine the back of the chair on the right to find a slip of paper containing a code. Click on the board to realize there were competing projects taking place in the building.

Return to the staircase, then go upstairs to reach a short corridor.

Enter the meditation room on the right and use the Drink ME machine to shrink yourself - return to the short corridor and you will go back to your normal size. Now enter the FRU room on the left and take the laptop. Examine the First Repair Unit and use your broken Dragonfly drone on it - you need to find a spare part to be able to repair it. Go back to the short corridor.

Look at the slit under the door. Examine the keypad, then use your slip of paper on it to open the door and enter the blue room. Talk to the EYE AI, which is an artificial intelligence that wants to digitize humanity, and has begun the process with the scientists in the building.

Back in the short corridor, go right to the meditation room. Use your MouSE droid on the Drink ME machine to shrink it. Go back out to the short corridor and use the MouSE droid on the slit under the door - it will return with a keycard.

Go back downstairs and use the keycard on the keycard lock to the right. Now you can enter the mush room. Talk to the TeeVee AI, which is another artificial intelligence that wants to help you restore the scientists. Go back out to the long corridor and look up at the ceiling. Look at the vent on the left and try to use your MouSE droid on it, but it is afraid of the dark. Combine the Dark Prism Modification with the MouSE droid in your inventory, then use the MouSE droid on the vent again, and you will be able to grab a small part of a drone.

Return to the staircase, then go upstairs and left into the FRU room. Use your broken Dragonfly drone on the First Repair Unit.

Making a Decision

If you talk to TeeVee AI, you will have the chance to store its RESET data on your laptop. If you talk to EYE AI, you will have the chance to store its EVL EYE data on your laptop. Make your choice, then use the laptop on the repaired Dragonfly drone.

Go back to the main gate and use your Dragonfly drone on the gate to send the data out into the world.