Jennifer King from Amazon published a new interview with us today on the Alexa Blog’s developer spotlight.
We discussed how we set about to make The Vortex, why we’re so excited to be working on voice-first games, and how we use in-skill purchasing to provide a premium experience for our players who want to experience all of the game’s story faster.
Give it a read today!
You can play the game as a completely voice-driven, audio-only experience on smart speakers like Google Home, or pair it with a fully-interactive visual experience when you play on smart displays like the Google Home Hub. You can even play on Android phones and tablets, or on iOS devices with the Google Assistant app installed. With all of these new devices at your disposal, it’s easier than ever to jump into the game, build your robotic team, and explore the mysteries of The Vortex!
Just click this link to get started! (Tip: tap the link on your phone and you should be launched right into the Google Assistant app, if you’ve got it installed!)
This marks our first game for the Google Assistant, and we’re thrilled for all of you to try It out! Once you’ve played the game, feel free to send us any feedback you’ve got. And, as always, if you enjoy The Vortex, please leave us a review!
Happy February everyone!
On January 21st and 22nd we will be in London giving a high-level overview of Voice Games for the PG Connects audience. As we gear up for the conference, the PG.Biz team interviewed us to find out a bit more about what we've been up to! You can read the full interview here.
And if you're at the conference, please come say hi!
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already coming up on The Vortex’s two-month anniversary! We’re really excited to see everyone out there enjoying the game and uncovering all of the story’s secrets.
Today we want to let you know about a new game update that we’ve just published. With this update, there are three big new features for you to try out!
The first chapter of our Sci-Fi series The Vortex is now available, and it's being featured by Amazon in the “Best Skills for your Screen” and “Latest Skills” categories.
Enable the skill on the Amazon Alexa skills store today! Once enabled, you can play it by saying “Alexa, open The Vortex.” You can also play from right inside the Alexa app on your smartphone. If you’re playing on an Alexa device with a screen, such as the Echo Show or Echo Spot, you’ll also be able to experience an amazing visual experience to accompany the game.
Our goal is to expand and improve the game over time, so make sure to send us your feedback! And if you enjoy the game, please leave us a review on the store and spread the word to your friends!
Development conferences are great opportunities to connect with peers and to get inspired. On October 5-6, we will be in Prague as part of the organization team for the 4C conference. It will be two days of great presentations from speakers representing companies like Blizzard, Wargaming, Arkane Studios, Disney Parks, Electronic Arts, Riot Games, Rovio Entertainment, Microsoft, Guerilla Games, Remedy Entertainment and many others.
If you're at the conference, please come say hi!
In addition to our brand-new, debut game, The Vortex, we had an opportunity to work with Amazon to develop a prototype for a very different kind of Alexa game.
If you watched today's event, you’ve seen a small sneak-peak of it already…
Today is the culmination of a lot of work behind the scenes in the past few months. Through this time, we had support and help from lots of people - you were too kind, and too numerous to list here. To you, a heartfelt THANK YOU!
Doppio is part dream and part strategic bet: both of us love stories and games, and we feel that this is a great time to be making entertainment that can be played in a uniquely human way - with our voices.
We decided to set on this voyage of discovery from Lisbon, as we feel there's a renaissance going on in Portugal, and we wanted to ride (and contribute to!) this wave of excitement and positivity.
Although we have lofty goals, we're not quite sure where this journey is going to take us. But we're glad that you're here with us.
Let's change gaming forever.