University students, it’s game time! Would you like to add voice to your favorite game? Do you have an idea for an all-new game? We invite you to put your creative energy to work and build a gaming skill for the Alexa gaming challenge.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and an Amazon Echo. And the top two finalists will receive $300 each.
Need ideas? Get inspired by some of our most popular game skills:
- Jeopardy!: Test your knowledge on categories including sports, pop culture, travel, and more.
- Game of Trivia: Test your knowledge of the Seven Kingdoms of Game of Thrones and compete with your friends.
- Song Quiz: Guess the correct song title and artist. Challenge friends and family in live competitions.
- Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock: Challenge Alexa in a Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock competition as seen on The Big Bang Theory.
- Would You Rather for Family: Try out this addicting game in which you make a choice between two lighthearted and silly situations.
The contest will close on November 20, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm PST. Winners will be announced on or around November 30, 2017. Restrictions apply. See the contest rules here.
Don’t know where to start? Check out the following resources:
- Webinars: Check out our on-demand webinars including Voice Design 101, Tips on Alexa Skill Certification, and more.
- Alexa and Gaming: See examples, tutorials, and new concepts on building game skills for voice.
- Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide: Learn the fundamentals of voice design and build natural and engaging interactions.
- Alexa Developer Forums: Have questions? Check out our forums for tips and inspiration.
Start building your Alexa skill today. We can’t wait to see what you build.
Build a Skill, Earn Developer Perks
Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with the Alexa Skills Kit and earn perks through our new tiered rewards system. Publish a skill in October, and earn a limited-edition Alexa dev shirt. If 100 unique customers use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot. Learn more about our promotion and start building today.
Source: Alexa Developer Blog