JAGEX COLLABORATES WITH AMAZON TO BRING THE FIRST PRESTIGE PC GAME BRAND TO ALEXA
RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note – an exclusive audio adventure game based on a classic quest from the award-winning PC MMORPG – can now be enabled by saying “Alexa, enable RuneScape” or via the skills section in the Alexa app.
Wednesday 1st February – RuneScape, Jagex’s flagship massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has become the first prestige PC game to introduce an exclusive audio-based adaption of its award-winning content as a skill for Amazon Alexa.
RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note is a captivating interactive murder mystery audio adventure game, produced in collaboration with Amazon and the RuneScape game team at Jagex Games Studio, and can be enabled by asking Alexa, or via the Alexa app for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices in the USA and UK.
Showcasing dramatic voice acting and atmospheric music wrapped in compelling audio gameplay, RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note is based on a classic quest adapted from the PC MMORPG. Players become the voice of a courageous adventurer, tasked with solving a murder at the Abbey of St Elspeth. The crime scene investigation soon takes a turn for the unusual as demonic dark secrets are uncovered in the seemingly serene abbey.
“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.”
“The potential for voice-based experiences is endless, and RuneScape for Alexa demonstrates what’s possible in immersive gameplay,” said Rob Pulciani, Director, Amazon Alexa. “We’ve seen a great response to the voice-enabled games available on Alexa so far, and Jagex is taking it to a new level—bringing a flagship title to the Alexa service, and creating a new, fun and immersive way to experience a game that’s already loved by millions of fans across the world.”
RuneScape Quests: One Piercing Note can be enabled by saying “Alexa, enable RuneScape” or in the skills section in the Alexa app for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and other Alexa devices. Take your first step on the quest’s adventurous path and solve the mystery of the Abbey of St Elspeth at www.runescape.com/alexa .
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Established in 2001, Jagex Games Studio today stands as a key UK game developer and publisher and is the home of the flagship online adventure game, RuneScape. Celebrating its 15th Year anniversary in 2016, RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including hardcore addition, Old School RuneScape; Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, an adventure strategy card game; and RuneScape: Idle Adventures created in partnership with Hyper Hippo, the developers of cult hit Adventure Capitalist. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com
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