Join Us Online for Alexa Games Week (April 13-17)

Catherine Gao Mar 20, 2020
Community & Events Game Skills

We’re excited to announce Alexa Games Week, a week-long virtual event from April 13th to 17th on all things voice gaming. In light of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) being canceled, we wanted to create a forum in which Alexa game developers can share best practices, learn about the latest developments in voice gaming, and get inspired. Join us all week long for live-streamed sessions on Twitch, where you’ll hear from members of the Alexa Games team as well as game developers from around the world who are innovating with voice.  

Live Stream Schedule

Monday April 13th, 2020

  • Alexa Game Chat: Play Starfinder (11 AM PT) - Kick off the week with Alexa evangelists as they play and analyze Starfinder, an unique voice-based experience of the Starfinder role playing game.
  • Starfinder Retrospective (1 PM PT) - Hear from the team that built Starfinder and how they’re pushing the boundaries of voice role playing games. Learn about voice design, production, launch, lessons learned, and technical challenges solved from this adaptation.

Tuesday April 14th, 2020

  • Alexa Game Developer Spotlight: Gal Shenar, Stoked Skills (10 AM PT) 
  • Game Design Deep Dive: Starfinder (1 PM PT) - Continue our mini series on Starfinder by diving deep into the game design process for the game.

Wednesday April 15th, 2020

  • Alexa Game Developer Spotlight: Jeferson Valadares, Doppio Games (10 AM PT)

Thursday April 16th, 2020

  • Technical Deep Dive: Skill Flow Builder (10 AM PT) - Join the Alexa team for a technical deep dive on how Skill Flow Builder was used to build Starfinder.
  • Alexa Game Developer Spotlight: Max Child, Volley (1 PM PT)

Friday April 17th, 2020

  • Board Game Design: Ticket to Ride Retrospective (10 AM PT) - Learn how to create Alexa companion skills for existing board games. You’ll hear from the team that helped build the Ticket to Ride Alexa companion skill and the game design lessons they’ve learned.
  • Technical Deep Dive: Web API for Games (1 PM PT) - Take a peek behind the developer preview for the Alexa Web API for Games.

Note: This schedule is subject to change. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Why you should build voice games
  • How to get started in building voice games
  • Advice and tips for the design and development process
  • Tools and technology you can use
  • Examples of novel voice game experiences

Join us for Alexa Games Week

Follow our Twitch channel for the latest updates. See you there!