A Game That Lets You Solve Crimes By Yelling At Your Computer

Screenshot: Enhance.computer, Nicole He

Ever looked at a blurry photograph on your computer and wanted to yell “enhance!” at it like they do on police procedurals? Well, now there’s a game just for you.

Enhance.computer is a browser game where you have to search an image to find a secret code that will stop a crime. You navigate around the image by issuing voice commands into your mic. Saying “move up” makes the picture drag upwards, saying “zoom in” zooms in on the image, and saying “enhance” takes a blurry picture and makes it clearer. You only have a minute, though, so you better work fast.

Gif: Enhance.computer, Nicole He

Shouting at your computer screen is super fun a lot like being in the movie Hackers. The voice commands can be tricky, such as when the game doesn’t understand what you said. Amusingly, it’ll tell you what it misheard your command as.

Once I said “move left” and the game thought I said “blu-ray.” That’s cute, computer. Now move the friggin image left.

Gif: Enhance.computer, Nicole He

I haven’t successfully found a secret code yet, but at least the flavour text when you lose, which tells you what your mission was, is amusing. I was not able to save the Hollywood sign from replicants, or save Patrick Stewart from the dino genies, nor did I save Kate Bush from the Mafia.

I’m going to keep trying, though. It’s a good excuse to yell at my computer.


Comments

    I wonder how well this will hold up with Australian accents. Only one way to find out, this sounds like a hot (maybe a low key fun party game, too)

      I've just had a look, if you go into the settings menu there is an option for Australian accents.

        Well, that just makes the game even more endearing. As soon as I get a chance to turn on my PC, I'll be playing this for sure.

    This reminds me of the days when I would loudly yell 'OBJECTION!' into my DS Lite when I first played Phoenix Wright. Man I got some weird looks on public transport.

    Ever looked at a blurry photograph on your computer and wanted to yell “enhance!” at it like they do on police procedurals?No but I 've looked at a blurry photograph on my computer and wanted to yell "Enhance" like they do in BladeRunner.

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