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Carnegie Mellon University Students Integrate Alexa into a Virtual World

Our 5-person interdisciplinary graduate program team of programmers, sound designers, and technical artists developed this experience in 2 weeks for the class “Building Virtual Worlds” at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center.

The prototype consists of the following:

  • The Unity game engine, which powered the gameplay mechanics and the world of Planet 532
  • An Alexa skill developed by the team, which acted as the voice user interface for the game
  • Amazon DynamoDB, a NoSQL database which stored guest state throughout the game
  • Oculus Rift and Amazon Echo, which together allowed guests to interact with the virtual world

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