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This Alexa's voice board game reminds me of the fear of the 4th and 6th grades.

2018-07-10
Let the voice assistant act as a game guide? Recently, Sensible Object announced that they will launch the world's first voice board game, when in Rome. Users can make their game more interesting by awakening Alexa in the game and completing their tasks according to voice prompts.

In the when in Rome game, users can travel to 20 cities, and the game is accompanied by local live-action recordings and related background music, which can bring users an immersive experience.

In the formal experience of the game, users need to have an Alexa-equipped device to activate when in Rome skills, such as Echo smart speakers.

First, the user can call Alexa "Help me start when in Rome" and the game officially begins. Throughout the game, the user needs to complete the task every time he arrives at a new location, and Alexa acts as a commentary and guide for the game, including introducing the custom culture of the place to the user as a local. At the same time, the user also needs to answer Alexa's question about the game settings. Only when the user answers correctly, Alexa will announce the smooth entry to the next level.

For example, in the game level promotion, the user can say "Alexa, the next place to Rio" to Alexa. If your decision is correct, Alexa will answer "OK, you made a correct choice, now Arrived at Rio, and the user needs to manually move the game token to the Rio location on the map.

The boxed game costs $30 and includes a game version, 2 player tokens, 18 friend tokens, 14 upgrade cards and 5 souvenirs. At the same time, the company said that later this year, it will add some adult-specific characters and content to when in Roma, let them experience the city nightlife in the game, it can be said that it can capture the needs of users. .

Sensible Object is a London-based startup that has raised more than $3.2 million to support the development of the project, including Amazon's Alexa fund. In the future, the company said it will build a toolkit that will allow voice assistants such as Alexa and Google to serve third parties and develop more new games.

In fact, when in Rome is not the first time Alexa's skills are applied to the game. In June of this year, Amazon has launched a voice game with "Western World" as the background of the story - "Western World: Maze", users can Start a voice-activated game on any Alexa device. Sensible Object's voice board game will bring users a new gaming experience, and will further enrich Alexa's application scenarios.