Mental Shock: Alexa’s first voice adventure
Immerse yourself in a cyberpunk dystopia, where the now widespread technology of mental implants conditions life and, perhaps, everyday choices. Who will you be: The mind or the victim?
This is the premise of the first interactive voice adventure for Alexa, Mental Shockthat gives today comes out on Amazon. The development team that made the game is Monadbased in Brescia, and was supported by the partnership with Amazon Italy. Among the protagonists of the Mònade team in the development of skills, there are 12 guys specialized in design, development, gaming, screenwriting and digital strategy, including the guys from Elf Gamesgame developer already known for the vibrant style of Little Briar Rosewinner of the Italian Golden Dragon.
The creators of the first Alexa adventure
“At Mònade we have always enjoyed experimenting with new technologies. The Voice Assistant applications market is incredibly attractive with annual growth estimates of nearly 30% in Europe for the next 5 years. When Amazon contacted us, we jumped at the challenge immediately and the whole team was thrilled. A very educational experience and a big thank you goes to the Amazon team who accompanied us with great openness, ”he says Baptist, CEO of Mònade.
“In Mental Shock the limit is an integral part of the story – he says Fabiola, artist and screenwriter – Imagine you can’t hear, see or move. Athena, the artificial intelligence, speaks directly to you in your mind. Thanks to her you can do everything. However, what will be the price to pay? Spoiler! “
Mental Shock: what do we know about the game?
Victim of a terrible accident, you will be forced to move only by means of voice commands given to Athena, a latest generation artificial intelligence. Thanks to it, you will ride in a futuristic world full of intrigues and dangers, collecting clues, exploring environments and using the objects available. Many questions torment you: Who reduced you like this. Because you? And above all what is the identity of MINDthe ambiguous and mysterious mental hacker that only you are in contact with?
The feature of the game, it goes without saying, will be that we should use Alexa to explore the environments and, through the use of the voice alone, we should combine objects to overcome obstacles, investigate our past, collect clues and reconstruct lost memories, and discover this contemporary world inspired by the best cyberpunk cinema.
The game is already available on Amazon Alexa, by saying “open mental shock“, And you can play for free the first chapter of the story.