Alexa for Gaming

Build Voice-First Games with Alexa

Build Games for Voice, the New Gaming Frontier

Voice is the new gaming frontier. Pioneers of voice games are reimagining a whole new way to engage players, feeding their curiosity with new ways to play—including interactive adventures, family-friendly games, quiz games, and much more.

Power of Voice Games

Voice is natural, conversational, and intuitive. Enhance your existing games with Alexa Skills, or re-imagine game play as a voice-first experience.

Reach & Engagement

Reach customers via tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices and drive player engagement and awareness.

Monetization

Make money with In-Skill Purchasing by selling premium content to enrich your skill experience.

Voice-First Games on Alexa

You can build many different types of voice-first games on Alexa. Consider user interface, play experience, and genres to design a voice game that you want to create.

User Interface

You can build voice only game skills or rich multimodal skills by adding visuals and touch using the Alexa Presentation Language. You can also use echo buttons to increase interactivity. Each button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of play experiences.

Play Experience

Create Alexa game skills for a stand-alone voice-first experience, a companion experience to other games such as console games, or an integrated experience where your Alexa skill has a direct role in another game play, such as moderating a board game.

Genre

Create interactive stories, adventure games, words & trivia, kids games and more.

Key Features

In-Skill Purchasing

Sell premium content to enrich your Alexa skill experience. Examples include in-game products, unlocked features and content, and more.

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Alexa Presentation Language

Adding visual elements and touch can make your voice-first experiences even more delightful, engaging, and easy to use.

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Gadgets API

The Gadgets Skill API enables developers to create games for Echo Buttons. Each button illuminates and can be pressed to trigger a variety of play experiences powered by Alexa.

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Developer Spotlight

Spongebob Challenge Case Study

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob skill for Alexa entertains kids with a voice-first memory game.

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Would You Rather for Family

Alexa game skill Would You Rather for Family added in-skill purchasing and saw revenue growth.

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How to Build Captivating Voice-First Games for Alexa

Conversation with Stoked Skills' Gal Shenar on how to build captivating voice-first games.

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Tutorials

Get started quickly with these tutorials on each game type.

Quiz Games

(Beginner) Learn how to create a quiz, solicit answers to fill-in-the-blank, and gather information in the form of slots.

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Trivia Games

(Beginner) Easily create a trivia game that asks multiple choice questions. Learn how to keep score. Learn more

Decision Trees

(Beginner) Create games that ask a series of questions to arrive at a conclusion. Learn more

Adventure Games

(Advanced) Use this to graphically design and build a more complex game that takes players down various paths. Learn more

See What Others Have Built with Alexa

Jeopardy! J6

Sony designed the skill to extend an experience authentic to the original TV show to fans at home. Delivering fresh content every day, the skill accepts responses always phrased in the form of a question.

The SpongeBob Challenge

Nickelodeon's skill places kids behind the counter at the Krusty Krab diner where they take orders that they then have to remember. The skill features 70 characters from the show including Patrick, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs.

Earplay Interactive Stories

Earplays’ skill features voice acting, music, and sound effects like old-time radio dramas. Learn how the skill builders worked out many of the pitfalls inherent to branching story plots before coding.

The Magic Door

Andy Huntwork designed this sophisticated, interactive adventure, hosting 10 adventure storylines, 200 scenes, 30,000 spoken words, numerous character voices, and hundreds of sounds effects.

The Wayne Investigation

Warner Bros. incorporated music and sound effects to create one of the most engaging game skills for Alexa. Using a decision tree model, the skill builders translated their script into code hosted on AWS.

A VR World

In just two weeks, a group of Carnegie Mellon University students built a fully immersive virtual world using Unity game engine, Oculus Rift, Alexa, Amazon DynamoDB and other AWS services.