Inspiration

People of all ages love interactive stories on Alexa like The Magic Door, Earplay, and Runescape. What if we could bring great kids interactive stories for mobile to voice? What would it sound like, and would kids love it? We would want the best interactive stories for mobile with great art and characters, such as Apprentice Musketeers by Delight Games.

What it does

In this interactive adventure, you get transported into a 3 Musketeers story and have to avoid capture and kidnapping using your newfound sword fighting skills. You make choices that may lead to capture or victory and will affect your score and rank at the end. Play multiple times to achieve the rank of Musketeer Ready!

How we built it

We used The Magic Door's voice content management platform and Talestreamer by The Magic Door to produce this rich multimodal experience. The Magic Door and Talestreamer run on lots of AWS services like Lambda, ECS, Cloudwatch, and Cloudfront.

Challenges we ran into

Working with so much text. There is so much resulting audio and story flow that managing all of it is challenging. Fortunately, we have The Magic Door's content management system.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Porting mobile content to voice is a systematic, repeatable way.

What we learned

We learned that we can combine our expertise with TTS and voice content management with audio engineering and human voice actors to create a rich voice experience.

What's next for Apprentice Musketeers

Chapter 2 is on its way!

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