A Family Supper
The Quinn family is hosting a small house party, but an unconventional guest threatens their peace with sonnets, vegetarianism, and a gift for finding everyone's sore points. When secrets start coming to light and a corpse appears, it's up to you to bring about justice … if justice is even what you want.
Versu is an interactive storytelling platform that builds experiences around characters and social interaction. Each story sets out a premise and some possible outcomes. As a player, you get to select a character, guide their choices, watch other characters react to what you've chosen, and accomplish (or fail at) your chosen goals.
As a content creator, you'll be able to create your own characters, improvise new dialogue and gestures for them, and even build entirely new stories and games for others to enjoy.
Versu experiences are more detailed and complex than choose-your-path stories you may have seen before. The engine uses social AI by Richard Evans (Black and White, Sims 3) and conversation modeling by Emily Short (Galatea, Alabaster) to allow characters to react in-persona to whatever situations they encounter — so when you select an action, those around you will respond dynamically based on their moods, character abilities, and the narrative situation.