They’re overtly harvesting user criticism of the outputs. It’s easy to thumbs up or down the result, and explain why. That in turn can be used to improve their AI.
I corrected one output for a simple Inform 7 adventure to compile with modern code and properly leverage the door/lock paradigm of the language, and noted how linear the plot was, despite having two obstacles to surmount. I suspect linear narrative bias due to overall training. The GPT also does not appear to “understand” bidirectional connections in map directions as a stylistic constraint of “good” maps, given the omissions.
“The Adventure of the Lost City” by ChatGPT and a human.
[The original code from ChatGPT didn’t compile and had several errors. The source below has been fixed as per the apparent intent, based on the descriptive text prompts.]
The story headline is “Exploring a mysterious ancient city”.
The Lost City is a room. It is south of the stone door. “You stand at the entrance to the Lost City, a mysterious ancient city that has been lost to the world for centuries. The air is musty and the ground is overgrown with weeds. To the north, you see a crumbling wall with a large stone door.”
The stone door is a closed, locked door. It is north of the Lost City. The matching key of the stone door is the stone key.
The stone key is an object. It is in the Lost City.
The player carries a flashlight.
After taking the stone key:
say “You grab the stone key and pocket it. You now have a way to unlock the stone door.”.
After unlocking the stone door with the stone key:
say “You insert the key into the lock and turn it. The door creaks open, revealing a dark passage beyond.”;
now the stone door is open.
After going through the stone door from the Lost City:
say “You step into the dark passage, shining your flashlight ahead of you. You see a glint of gold in the distance and make your way towards it.”;
move the player to the Treasure Chamber.
The Treasure Chamber is a room. It is north of the stone door. “You enter a large chamber filled with ancient treasures. Gold coins glimmer in the light of your flashlight. In the center of the room, you see a large chest. It is sealed with a complex lock. To the south, you see a large stone door.”
The chest is a locked lockable container. It is in the Treasure Chamber. The matching key of the chest is the ancient key.
The ancient key is an object. It is in the Treasure Chamber.
The golden amulet is an object. It is in the chest.
After taking the ancient key:
say “You grab the ancient key and pocket it. You now have a way to unlock the chest.”.
After unlocking the chest with the ancient key:
say “You insert the key into the lock and turn it. The chest springs open, revealing a gleaming golden amulet inside.”;
now the chest is open.
After taking the golden amulet:
say “You reach into the chest and grab the golden amulet. As you hold it, you feel a sense of ancient power coursing through your veins. You have completed your quest and discovered the lost city’s greatest treasure.”;
end the story.