February 20, 2024

More Value, More Tiers, Our First Subscription Change in Years!

(Well, technically, it’s only been about 18 months since our last plan change, and that was primarily a name change. Let’s round up so we can enjoy the nice, rhyming title!)

Today, we’d like to share details about upcoming changes we’re making to our AI Dungeon subscription plans. The primary motivation for these changes is to give you more value at each of our subscription levels. Since we last visited our subscriptions, hardware costs have continued to fall, more efficient models have been introduced, more models are available, and model quality has improved. We’d like to pass that value on to you and also offer new models and features we haven’t been able to support in the past.

Timing for these changes

The changes we’re announcing will roll out gradually. Due to the nature of changes involving payments, we have less control over when we can make the changes and when those changes are available to you.

For instance, since these changes will be reflected on our mobile apps, iOS and Android, we don’t have control over the exact time these changes will be reflected in the apps since app versions will need to be approved.

Goodbye Hero, Hello Champion!

As many of you know, we’re working on some big changes for AI Dungeon we’re calling Heroes. We’ve anticipated that the naming of Heroes would be confusing with our mid-level ($15/month) subscription tier, Hero.

We’re going to rename the Hero tier to Champion.

If you’re currently subscribed to the Hero plan, there is no action necessary for you to transition to the Champion plan.

Introducing the Mythic tier

For those of you who’ve wanted to play with the newest, most powerful models at the largest context sizes available, we’re introducing a new subscription tier, Mythic. This new tier will give you access to Ultra AI models (like GPT-4 Turbo and DALL·E 3) and context lengths up to 32k (for models like Mixtral) and up to 128k (using credits) for GPT-4 Turbo. Mythic will be $49.99 USD per month.

In the past, we’ve shied away from offering more powerful models and extreme context lengths because there wasn’t a way to offer them to you without putting ourselves out of business. Powerful models like GPT-4 (even with only 1k context length) are up to 120x more expensive than models we offer on our Free tier. Offering models with larger context lengths dramatically increases AI costs, as well.

We’ve explained this limitation to players over the last year or so, suggesting it could cost as much as $100/mo for a tier with GPT-4 support and 32k context for Premium models. Surprisingly, many of you have told us, “So what? I’d pay more if we could get access!”

Mythic is NOT the right tier for most players. 32k context is absolutely absurd—that’s about 40 pages of text, and only our most dedicated players have adventures of that length. Ultra models are phenomenal. While they are unquestionably better and more powerful than Premium models, that performance level is only suited for more discerning players who value quality above all else and are willing to pay for the ability to use them.

A new class of AI Models

Now that we have more AI models in AI Dungeon, we want to formally create different groups of models based on their cost and access levels.

We’ve already had two model designations: Free & Premium. We’re adding Ultra models.

Free models are available for Free and Traveler tiers. The current models in this category include:

  • Griffin
  • MythoMax
  • TieFighter (New!)
  • Stable Diffusion 1.5

Premium models are available for all subscribers. Free users get daily actions from our Premium promo model (which is currently Mixtral). Premium models currently include:

  • Dragon
  • Mixtral
  • ChatGPT
  • Stable Diffusion XL (New!)

Ultra Models are available for Legend and Mythic tiers. These models currently include:

  • GPT-4 Turbo (New!)
  • Dalle-3 (New!)
  • Dalle-3 HD (New!)

You’ll see us reference these model tiers on our pricing information and tier details.

Larger Context Sizes

We’re going to be increasing the context sizes offered on AI Dungeon. The new context lengths will be aligned with each tier. Free gets 1k, Traveler gets 2k (for the Free models), Adventurer gets 2k for the Premium models, Champion gets up to 4k for Premium models, Legend gets up to 8k for Premium Models, and Mythic gets up to 32k for Premium models. Legend and Mythic players can also use up to 128k context length for GPT-4 Turbo by spending 1 credit per action for every 250 tokens of context (Mythic includes unlimited actions on GPT-4 Turbo with 1k tokens as part of the subscription).

Note: Not all models are able to support larger context sizes.

Context length determines how much text is sent to the AI model to generate your next action in AI Dungeon. When you take an action, we combine your adventure text with any information stored in the Memory, Author’s Notes, and any relevant Story Cards. If you’re using a shorter context length, we might trim out the beginning of your adventure or remove some Story Cards in order to fit in the context window.

By increasing the context length, you’re increasing the amount of your adventure (and additional details like Memory and Story Cards) that the AI can receive and consider for your next action. This improves the AI’s ability to remember names, character details, past events, and other important story details.

Premium Theme Releases (coming soon)

We’re introducing a new benefit for Champion, Legend, and Mythic tier subscribers: Premium Theme Releases.

We recently introduced Themes into AI Dungeon, which completely transform the look of the game screen. We launched with five main themes, which are available for all players. They’ve been a big hit, and we know some of you would like additional theme options.

We’re already working on new themes, which we’ll release periodically. If you are subscribed to the Champion, Legend, or Mythic tiers when the theme is released, you will get the new theme. You’ll keep the theme, even if you end your subscription. New subscribers will not get access to themes previously released to subscribers.

We’re still finalizing the details of how to claim the Premium themes, and will share more details as we get closer to releasing our first Premium theme.

If you’re on our Free tier, don’t worry. We have some updates for you as well. We’ll be providing additional color choices within our existing theme options, which is a feature many of you have requested!

Learn More

You can see details and compare plans on our new pricing page, which you can find at play.aidungeon.com/members. As a reminder, these changes will be rolling out gradually, and we’ll update you when the work is completed.

If you have any questions or feedback about these changes, please feel free to reach out to us on Discord, Reddit, or through our support email. Thanks for being the best part of AI Dungeon!

Stay tuned, we have more exciting information coming soon about the next AI Renaissance release!