Inspiration

I created this skill after playing with my wife and son in real life. I wanted to share with everyone the good times we had together.

What it does

Players can choose the number of players (up to 4 players). Each player must answer a series of 10 questions without saying the little words yes or no and not give the same answer twice otherwise the player loses. The player wins one point for each correct answer. When the player plays alone, all the points earned allow the player to compare his ranking among all the players of the skill. This skill is available in French and English.

How I built it

the Yes or No Game use the following technologies:

  • Alexa Presentation Language (APL)
  • Alexa Presentation Language for Audio (APLA)
  • Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
  • Audio assets: Open sourced audio was sourced through Alexa Skills Kit Sound Library, other open banks.

Challenges I ran into

I developed this skill on my own, I've been a computer engineer for more than 10 years and I've been developing skills since 2018. The challenge was to submit this skill before the end of the challenge :D The number of players, the scores are recorded in a database and the code can be used for future games. A personal challenge was to translate all the questions into French and English. I also wrote all the questions of the game, there are currently more than 200. It works very well in French, I hope that in English you will also enjoy it.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I am very proud of my wife and son who made it possible for me to make this video.

What I learned

I learned how to use APL for audio, a feature I had been waiting for since 2018 when I created the Swaggo Escape Game skill that won an Amazon challenge for France. The ability to add sound in the background will make Alexa's voice more immersive.

What's next for The yes or no game

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