Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Bridge

This semester, I am the Technical Lead of a super-cool Science Fiction game called The Bridge.

In the game, you command starship entirely with voice control.

Here are some of the innovate things the game has going for it:

  • Speech Recognition as a seamless part of gameplay
    • The player can say things like:
      • "Weapons, fire missiles at enemy ship alpha"
      • "Navigator, engage defense orbit"
  • Dynamic Story Engine
    • Every actor in the game is an Entity
    • Entities have Relationships with other Entities
    • Relationships evolve throughout gameplay
    • Result: fully procedural storytelling
  • Emotional Voice Recognition
    • The player's tone is interpreted by the game
    • This affects crew loyalty towards the player

Of course, that's only the beginning.

For more information, check out the game's website:

- Greg