The Fall is an upcoming indie game that, as you might have guessed by the headline, flips a famous gaming convention on its head.

It's not an official Halo game, of course, but the inspiration is clear, in that you're assuming the role of an AI that helps control the armoured combat suit of a futuristic soldier.

The Fall starts to take on a life of its own, though, when you learn that the soldier you're stuck inside is unconscious. And while you've got the best intentions in helping him stay alive, you're playing as an AI, meaning you're stuck with the laws of robotics.

Which causes problems when they clash; what do you do when you must protect a human, but also harm other humans in order to protect him?

The Fall takes a little bit of point-and-click adventuring, platforming and shooting and throws them all together. And while the Cortana influence seems obvious, as a game, its inspiration is more in line with games like Metroid.

The game's up on both Kickstarter and Steam's Greenlight.