Use Your Amazon Echo to Play These Adventure Games of Your Choice
On Monday, the BBC announced a cool new Amazon Alexa skill : interactive storytelling. The Lookout tells a darkly funny sci-fi story, asking you questions along the way that puts you right in the middle of the action.
The BBC’s new Alexa skill isn’t exactly a selectable adventure game. According to Engadget , there is only one branching solution, and the rest of the story is fairly linear. But if ” The Inspection Chamber ” piqued your interest, there are tons of other interactive audio games you can check out right now with Echo. Here are a few to try.
Alexa’s Batman-themed skill puts you in the shoes of a Gotham City detective trying to solve the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents. There are over 37 different decisions to make, and depending on how you play, it can take anywhere from 5 to 40 minutes to solve a case.
If you’re having trouble finding the culprit, just remember that you can ask Alexa to “go back”, “skip”, or get “help” at any time.
In this action-adventure game of choice, you embark on a journey through a magical world filled with riddles to solve and magical creatures to help. You will travel through the forest, garden and hidden temple, interacting with gnomes, monkeys, wizards and many more.
If you follow the directions listed here, you should be able to experience the entire adventure. Or just try it yourself without a guide and see what happens.
In this medieval game, you play as a noble lord, struggling to make the right decisions to stay in power. If you lose too much wealth and influence, you will be exiled, but if you accumulate too much power, the king will become jealous and behead you.
The game is driven by simple yes or no questions, and the plot is often meaningless but funny. It can sometimes go dark as well, such as when you accidentally open a box that releases Plague and destroys humanity.
Finally, travel to the fictional city of Ravensburg, where the locals need your help to fight the evil necromancer and his monsters. This Alexa skill is like playing Dungeons and Dragons with your Echo, and Alexa even simulates throwing dice to see if your attacks are successful.
Reviewers note that while this game is very addicting, voice control can be limited and the correct decision is not always so obvious. Luckily, if you need a break, you can always ask Alex to save your seat and pick it up later.