If you thought you just couldn’t get enough of Jagex’ long-running RPG RuneScape, then think again as the developer has revealed that they’ve collaborated with Amazon to bring the first prestige gaming experience to the Amazon Echo.
“Alexa, play RuneScape” is all you’ll need to say in order to summon your own adventure, also known as RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note. This exclusive audio adventure, based on a classic quest from the MMORPG, will have you attempting to solve a murder mystery at at the Abbey of St Elspeth.
The audio adventure will feature dramatic voice acting and atmospheric music as you talk your way through this interactive adventure, like you’re really there. But you’re not, you’re in the kitchen in your underpants getting a midnight snack.
“RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note is RuneScape doing what it does best – telling stories, immersing players in an adventurous narrative and, with Amazon Alexa, we’re delivering that experience in a very specific way for a great voice experience,” said Mark Ogilvie, Design Director at Jagex Games Studio.
“Players choose their own path throughout the adventure, engaging in audio puzzles, investigating crime scenes, selecting how to question suspects and, ultimately, how to catch the killer. The game takes full advantage of Alexa AI machine learning; using its state of the art voice recognition and natural language understanding to make interactions more conversational and directions more seamless, putting the player squarely in the role of a proper investigator.”
This of course isn’t just a cool feature of Amazon’s tech, like Ogilvie said, it’s a fantastic showcase of what Amazon’s technology can actually do, which is really impressive.
If you’re an owner of an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa devices in the US or UK, you can enable the adventure by asking Alexa to “enable Runescape” or by using the Alexa app.