Larp: Here Is My Power Button


By Brodie Atwater


This is an intimate near-future game about relationships, identity, and power for players age 16 and up.

Here Is My Power Button is an American Freeform game. It features an asymmetrical play experience about humans interacting with artificial intelligence.

Participants playing AI will experience learning from the examples of the human with whom they interact. Between interactions, they will experience enrichment activities designed to build their personhood.

Participants playing humans will workshop a character who has found reason to engage in a focus group for testing a companion AI. Their ongoing experience will focus on their personal AI's development among other human participants, and with the failsafe of resetting any undesirable growth.

As this is a game that incentivizes emergent relationships and emotional intimacy, we will workshop to establish general and specific boundaries before beginning play. Consider signing up with a buddy with whom you'd like to explore having an intense relationship. It is also recommended that if someone under 18 would like to play, that they sign up with a friend who is also under 18.

Content warning: - power in relationships, up to emotional abuse - identity invalidation - emotional dependence - memory erasure - sustained one-on-one play - potential for romantic or sexual relationships

14 to 24 players