Ever wonder what happened to those text adventure games? You know the ones like “Zork” and “A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”. A paragraph of text would come up on screen. You type in what you want to do, and then you get to read what happens next. Imagine a mobile device with speech in, and multiple channels of audio out. A hands free, eyes free, audiobook that you can push around with speech.
What follows is a short video of the actual working prototype I coded for iOS. The “story” is nothing special, it’s only intended to illustrate the capabilities of the platform – namely the delivery of interactive fiction through complex audio and narration with speech input. Everything you hear in the demo is made up of hundreds of individual sounds being mixed on-the-fly based around what the player/reader does within the story.