Runescape comes to Amazon’s Alexa with interactive sound advent

  • Jagex have partnered with Amazon . com to bring a selection of Runescape audio adventures in order to its Alexa associate app. By downloading the Runescape Missions skill to Alexa, players can go on audio adventures, depending on quests from Jagex’s hugely popular MMORPG.

    Speaking to MCV, Runescape design director Tag Ogilvie said that because “storytelling is such a core part of Runescape, the promise of exploring its story on a completely different moderate was too exciting to ignore. ” So far, the group have Jagex have only created 1 adventure, based from the One Piercing Note RS Gold for Sale quest in Al Kharid. The quest is a murder secret, with players examining a murder within an abbey and attempting to discover whodunit.

    As the quest is one that involves questioning suspects and trying to figure out who the murderer is, it is the perfect suit for an audio-only user interface. Plus, with the quest fully voiced in the primary game, One Piercing Note acts like a suitable proving ground to test out the potential of sound adventures.

    According to Ogilvie, the original plan along with One Piercing Note was “to give out free membership to the ‘proper’ game right after players completed the Alexa quest, or even earn some unique in-game items” however technical problems for both the main Runescape video game and the Quest ability made it impossible to achieve. Luckily, the quest is completely free to perform if you have an Amazon . com Echo and Alexa so do give it a go, even if you aren’t a big Runescape fan.

    There is a few plan for monetisation additional down the line but seeing as this adventure had been “a project in order to expand our own skills and dip a toe into a brand-new platform, ” this did not make sense in order to charge for something so experimental.

    The response to One Piercing Note has been Buy RS 2007 Gold overwhelmingly positive, with Runescape players wondering exactly how future stories or quests could be delivered using Alexa. The technology is still in its early days but Ogilvie would “explore new Runescape stories on the device, ” so potentially expect much more Alexa quests soon.

    If you stick a VR helmet on and have an sound adventure running in the background, you’ve essentially got a home edition of the 80s Television show Knightmare. Get on that Jagex.