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Alexa Game Skills

How Game Skills Work

Voice games give customers an entirely new way to play games—including interactive adventures, family-friendly games, and quiz games. You can build a game skill for Alexa to reach customers through hundreds of millions of Alexa devices and drive player awareness and engagement of your games.

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Key Features    |    Case Studies    |     Example Skills    |    Get Started    |    Related Content

Key Features of Game Skills

Custom Skills

Games are a category of custom skills. Use custom skills to deliver nearly any use case.

Skill Flow Builder

Build story-based game skills faster, including interactive fiction, branching narratives, and role-playing games.

Alexa Presentation Language

Add visual elements and touch to make your voice-first game skills more engaging and fun.

Skills GameOn SDK (Beta)

Easily integrate leaderboards into your game skills to keep players engaged and drive retention.

In-Skill Purchasing

Enrich your game experience by selling premium content such as consumables.

Alexa Web API for Games (Preview)

Build interactive voice games with existing web technologies such as Canvas 2D, WebAudio, and WebGL.

Case Studies about Game Skills

EA Breaks into Voice

In an exciting move for the gaming world, Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, is investing in voice technology. Maxis, creator of the its popular life simulation franchise The Sims™ within EA, has published three Alexa skills to date: The Sims, The Sims Stories, and Maxis Podcast.

Bringing the World of SpongeBob to Kids

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

St. Noire Innovates with Immersive Skill

St. Noire by Virsix Games is the first truly immersive voice-based murder mystery board game and Alexa skill. First released in July 2019, the game’s sales and customer response have been positive from day one.

HBO Sustains Fan Engagement

For the Season 2 finale of Westworld, HBO turned to Alexa to draw fans into the fantasy world. Westworld: The Maze is an immersive voice game that lets fans navigate the show’s world and interact with characters. With actors and custom-built sound design, the game kept fans engaged for an average of 15 minutes.

Ubisoft Enhances the Gaming Experience

To drum up excitement for the launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft created a game companion experience for Alexa. In the Spartan skill, Alexios delivers in-game information, answers questions, and even tells jokes to engage and delight fans at home. Ubisoft also produced a funny and well-received video featuring Alexios in action.

Example Game Skills

St. Noire
Song Quiz
Deal or No Deal
Freeze Dance
Starfinder
Question of the Day

Get Started with Game Skills

Ready to build? Read our whitepaper to learn more about building engaging voice-first game experiences for Alexa, then start building your skill with the Alexa Skills Kit..

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