Users play the role of an “awakened” android, which needs to behave as usual.
Typically, marketing materials for the “Wild West World” expanded the universe of the series, but in the case of the game Westworld: The Maze on the “smart” column Amazon Alexa is the opposite. To play it, you need to understand the series very well and remember even the smallest details mentioned there in passing.
Westworld: The Maze is a radio drama with voice control. Players play the role of an android, which only begins to think independently and to recognize the real “World of the Wild West”.
The goal of the game is to find the center of the metaphorical labyrinth, which was the main motive of the first plot of the series, while you need to pretend to be a regular robot. Throughout history, users have to communicate with several characters of the series and answer questions from park guests about the places and events of the park.
For example, one of the questions is that she dropped Dolores Abernathy on the street this morning, and to join the leader of the Revolution, you need to know who he is fighting with and where they came from. If some of the questions are answered incorrectly, then the staff will suspect that something is wrong and the robot will deactivate.
The Verge editor Adi Robertson noted that the game, although lasting about 20 minutes, is primarily interesting for nonlinear narration. Different answers can lead to an unpredictable series of possible plots.
The game is available for free through the Alexa Skills platform on all devices with a built-in voice assistant. To run it, you need to say “Alexa, open Westworld” (“Alex, open the World of the Wild West”),