Tech company 24+ created an online game about the King’s Coronation in just 24 hours. To create the game entitled King Charles Dash, the company used AI. The game launched on May 5th, since when it has been played by more than 1,000 users. +24 will donate £1 for every one of the first 1,000 users to Rossendale Hospice.
King Charles Dash is relatively simple. The goal is to get King Charles from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for his coronation. Players control a pixelated King Charles and must help him dodge potholes, double-decker buses and cars. To control King Charles, players use the arrow keys on PC or swipe left and right on mobile to strafe across five lanes of traffic. If the player lets King Charles hit an obstacle, the game ends.
“It’s a bit of a quirky game, but that’s what we wanted,” says 24+ founder Dave Walker. “We have been exploring AI as a business for a while and are interested in how we can pass on our skills to clients.”
“On Thursday morning (May 4), I sat the team down and told them they had a day to come up with a game using AI,” Walker adds. “The Coronation is the biggest event in the world this weekend, so obviously, that was one of the prompts we went with, and the results speak for themselves.”
More than 80 per cent was developed By AI
According to Walker, more than 80 per cent of the game was developed by artificial intelligence. The company used ChatGPT along with four other AI programs to create King Charles Dash. AI was even used for the game’s soundtrack. However, the team at 24+ found the image-generating AI lacking and chose to add their own.
“This technology is phenomenal, and it’s only going to get better, so companies need to embrace it; otherwise, they’ll fall foul of business potholes,” Walker states.