SPACE ALERT – An Apple Shortcuts Text Adventure

Apple recently released iOS 12 and one of the cool new features of notes is Shortcuts, an app that let’s you automate a bunch of stuff. Turns out, you can also use Shortcuts to build a game. A text adventure, to be precise. SPACE ALERT is a very cool proof of concept which does just that.


  • Space pirates: Where are they coming from? What do they want?
  • Several different endings: Will you find them all? Will you survive?
  • An intelligent AI: Is it going to help you or will the AI overlords be part of your demise?
  • Space: There’s a lot of it.
  • Action and adventure: There’s a lot of this as well. Trust me, your Apple Watch heart sensor won’t stop beeping.
  • An explosion: Only one though, the production budget didn’t allow for more.
  • A gender neutral protagonist. Doesn’t matter who you are, you’ll feel as if this adventure is happening to you.

Play it yourself:

To play SPACE ALERT, download Shortcuts from the App Store (it’s free) and then open this link on your iOS device:

🚀 SPACE ALERT – An Apple Shortcuts Text Adventure


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