Alexa at the Game Developers Conference (GDC)

March 18-22, 2018 | Moscone Center and Online

Voice is the new gaming frontier. Developers are exploring how voice can enhance their existing games, and reimagining their games as a voice-first experience. With in-skill purchasing (ISP), developers are deepening engagement with their game skill and generating revenue to drive their voice business. Join us for GDC either in person or online to learn how to build engaging voice-first game skills.

On-Site Experience: Meet us at the Moscone Center

Booth

Location: Amazon booth, South Hall 627, Moscone Center

Come play Alexa games and learn more about the tools to build engaging Alexa gaming experiences. Find Alexa kiosks at the Amazon booth.

  • Alexa, Let’s Play
  • Alexa, What's My Rank?
  • Reach Customers and Make Money with Alexa
  • Tools to Build Innovative Voice Gaming Experiences on Alexa
Developer Day

Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm PT , Monday , March 18
Location: Room 3001 West Hall, Moscone Center

Give Your Game a Voice: In this session, we will introduce the tools you can use to create engaging voice games. Additionally, we will share learnings, best practices, as well as fun voice games that customers love.

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Digital Experience: Join Us from Anywhere

Twitch Live Streaming

If you can’t make it to GDC in person, do not worry! To help you experience GDC at home, we will be hosting livestreaming sessions every day while the expo floor is open. Register here to get more information.

  • 3/20: Developing Stand-out Games with Alexa (10 am - 5 pm PT)
  • 3/21: Building a Voice-First Game from Start to Finish (10am - 5 pm PT)
  • 3/22: Diving Deep into Successful Voice-First Game Skills (11 am - 4:30 pm PT)

 

Post -GDC: Meet us at the AWS San Francisco Loft

Workshop & Hackathon

We are keeping up the voice games excitement with a workshop and a hackathon in April at the AWS Loft in San Francisco. Register for one or both events, although we hope to see you at both. RSVP now to reserve your spot and get more information.

Location: AWS San Francisco Loft (Courtyard Entrance, 525 Market St 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105)

  • 4/9 (5:00 pm - 8:30 pm PT): Workshop - Register
  • 4/10 (8:30 am- 7pm PT): Hackathon - Register

Get Inspired by Developer Spotlights

Nickelodeon 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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Developers Are Successfully Monetizing Their Voice-First Game Skills

With in-skill purchasing (ISP), developers are taking their game skills one step further by offering premium content to customers, deepening engagement, and generating revenue to kick start their voice business. And customers are more than willing to pay for compelling premium content to enhance their gameplay experience. Max Childs, founder of Volley and developer of popular game skill Yes Sire, reported “the conversion rate of customers purchasing expansion packs is much higher than mobile”

Add ISP to your game skill before March 31, 2019, and win an Echo Sub plus a chance to attend AWS re:Invent. Restrictions apply. Learn more.