Cortana for Games

Because Microsoft is still working on porting Azure Mobile Services for Windows 10 Universal apps (you may cast your vote at the Visual Studio User Voice site), I’m going to pause the blog series I started last time and present you with a different topic today: Voice commands in games.

In Windows 10, Cortana can recognize your voice to tell you the time, check the weather for you, look up your next scheduled meeting or simply chat with you. As a developer, you may add as many additional voice commands to Cortana as you like – a great opportunity to increase the retention and lifetime value of your game!

Cortana

In this blog post, we’re going to build a simple app that resembles popular mobile strategy games and extend that app with voice commands that allow the player to ask Cortana for their current gold, last attack or building construction progress.

To get idea of where we’re headed, take a look at this YouTube playlist illustrating our desired results.

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