Alexa Skillflow Builder for Game Developers

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Alexa Skillflow Builder for Game Developers

Alright guys, Mark Phillips with SimpliSpoken back again for another SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash briefing back today to talk a little bit about a fairly recent announcement from the Amazon team. They announced this during a keynote at the voice summit in New Jersey. And it’s this new tool that they’ve released called Skill Flow Builder. And this is a tool that lets you build games faster, and specifically story based games, which a lot of people develop now. And the their claim to fame is that you through the tool through a graphical UI, you edit scenes of the game, and then there’s a collaboration and content production between the content developers that are writing the experiences, and the development teams that are kind of bringing that to life. And so it’s a call meant to the Alexa skills SDK. When we used it, we downloaded both the tool, which is a Windows application that runs and also, we downloaded the addins to the Visual Studio Code environment, which is an extension for developers. So and both of those things can consume this common file format, which is a skill Flow Builder, .ABC file, actually. And so it’s interesting, it’s interesting. So you guys know, we’re pretty big Voiceflow users, and we like the tools about Voiceflow. And I think if you’re already a Voiceflow Builder, and maybe they’re going to come out with some more situational design storyboard based things, you may stay kind of stick with Voiceflow. However, if you’re not a Voiceflow builder and you you are building natively for the Alexa platform, that’s pretty cool little capability, so you may want to check it out and give it a try and see. Alright guys SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash briefing. We’ll be back again tomorrow. Thanks.

 

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