Eliza is an Intriguing Game About an AI Therapist and the People It Connects

Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey in the upcoming title Eliza, as she connects with those around and finds herself through her AI therapist program.

Zachtronics recently announced their latest project, Eliza, which has an interesting premise and protagonist: an AI therapist. Specifically it’s about an AI therapist, its various clients, and the woman who developed the program in the first place as she finds herself in the world:

According to the official Steam page, Eliza is a visual novel about an AI counseling program, the people who develop it, and the people who use it. Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey as she reconnects with people from her past, gets to know the people of Seattle who use Eliza for counseling, and decides the course of her future.

Eliza will be releasing on August 12th for Steam. I’m personally excited for the title, as the premise is really unique and has the potential to explore heavily mature themes such as mental health and how people cope with those issues — whether negatively or positively.

In recent news Valve released an official statement apologizing for the accidental leaks of Street Fighter V DLC characters Poison, Lucia, and E. Honda. Valve is offering a new service called Steam Labs, which seems to be a direct result of the criticism Steam faced after its annual Summer Sale failed to properly recommend new games to its userbase. Valve also recently added a LGBTQ+ tag and hub page to Steam after extensive criticism and discussions on its official forum pages.

Alpha Protocol, a title on Steam, has also recently made the news as it was suddenly pulled from the Steam Store. The reason was eventually revealed to be due to expired music rights.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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