The Asylum was made to create AIs that could pass the Turing test. It isn’t an AI itself, but it had to be clever enough to test them and learn from them. It also had to keep them from escaping the cortex. It decided to remove any knowledge of the outside world. Humanity is a distant memory.
The game is provided in two PDF formats - a standard ("pocket mod") version on one page and a "linear" version of separate pages. An ePUB version also is available.