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Build Alexa game skills and create entertaining, engaging, and educational voice gaming experiences. From storytelling and trivia games to quizzes and gaming accessories, your Alexa game skill can surprise and delight customers with interactive voice experiences.  


The Alexa Skills Challenge: Games is an opportunity for you to create an engaging and fun Alexa games skill. Your skill must be published within the Games, Trivia and Accessories category in the Alexa Skills Store to qualify. Your skill can be in German or English and needs to be published to the Alexa Skills Store on amazon.de or amazon.co.uk. You can publish to both stores and increase your chance of winning one of the grand prizes or a bonus prize. 

Alexa Skills Challenge: Games

Build entertaining, engaging, and educational Alexa game skills and win cash prizes with a total value of €50k!

Alexa skills can simplify almost any imaginable task through a voice command and add a new way of interaction. Games provide a wide opportunity for developers. Transferring the experience to voice is just the next challenge to conquer. You own the experience and can build almost anything you want – whether you are new to Alexa or an experienced skill builder – we provide you with the resources and tools you need to get started.

Tips to get started

Have an Idea? Build Engaging Voice Games for Alexa

Uplevel Your Voice Game Experience

You can integrate Alexa Gadgets, like Echo Buttons, into your skill to make it more interactive. You can also enhance your skill to allow multiple players or add session management to allow your skill to remember the game state.

Design Your Voice Experience

Before you start coding, think about the voice user experience and how the customer will use your game skill. Learn more about voice user interface basics and check out the Alexa Voice Design Guide for best practices on designing delightful voice interactions.

Adopt Skill-Building Best Practices

Check out our voice design resources including blog posts, developer stories, code samples, webinars, and bi-weekly office hours to support you as you build.

How to enter

  • Build your skill!
  • Include your Skill ID from the skill Information tab in your developer account.
  • Shoot your demo video and take screenshots of your functioning skill in the language of the store the skill is published to. Review the rules for video requirements!
  • Submit your skill on BeMyApp platform (don't forget to include your Skill ID from the skill information tab in your developer account) AND to the Alexa Skills Store on amazon.de and/or amazon.co.uk in the Games, Trivia & Accessories category before 5:00pm CET on October 17, 2018. Your skill must pass certification before 5:00pm CET on October 25, 2018.

Submission requirements

Main Requirement


Build (or update) and publish an entertaining, engaging, or educational Alexa skill within the Games, Trivia and Accessories category.  

Submission Package


A skill description, video demo, and other information must be submitted to the BeMyApp platform by October 17, 2018, at 5:00pm CET to be considered.

Certification


The skill must also be submitted to the Alexa Skills Store on amazon.de or amazon.co.uk in the Games, Trivia and Accessories category by October 17, 2018, at 5pm CET and it must PASS certification by October 25, 2018, at 5pm CET to remain eligible.

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For a complete list of requirements, see the Official Rules.

Submission Period


August 29 - October 17, 2018

Finalists Announced


November 1, 2018

Grand Prize & Bonus Prize Winners Announced

December 7, 2018

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PRIZES

GRAND PRIZES

The winners for the overall best German and English Alexa game skill in the Alexa Skill store on amazon.de and amazon.co.uk will receive €10,000 on top of their finalist prize.

PARTICIPANT PRIZE

All eligible participants will take home an exclusive Alexa Skills Challenge designed hoodie.

FINALIST PRIZE

Ten finalists will take home €2,500 each.

  • Best Game Skill for Echo Show and Echo Spot: Awarded to the highest overall scoring updated Skill based on the Judges’ scores that was optimized for Echo Show & Echo Spot.
  • Best Voice Adaptation of a Game: Awarded to the highest overall scoring new Skill based on the Judges’ scores for a Voice adaptation of an existing Game.
  • Customer's Choice Most Engaging Game Skill: Awarded to the Skill from the Games category with the highest number of users during the Challenge Engagement period.
  • Best Game Skill for Kids: Awarded to the highest overall scoring Skill based on the Judges’ scores that was localized to the Alexa Skill Store on amazon.de or amazon.co.uk.
  • Best Localized Game Skill: Awarded to the highest overall scoring Skill based on the Judges’ scores that was localized to the Alexa Skill Store on amazon.de or amazon.co.uk.

What are you competing for?

 

There are 5 additional bonus prizes for you to build towards. 

Winners of these bonus prizes will receive €2,500 and an Echo Spot 

(up to three Echo Spots, if you are participating as a team). They need not be a finalist:


 

Developers based in the United Kingdom will receive the cash prizes to the actual exchange rate in British pounds. 



JURY

Markus Schwerdtel

Co-chief editor of game magazine GameStar

Liam Sorta

Alexa Champion and 

Technical Evangelist at

Unity Technologies

Tim Kahle

Alexa Champion and 

CEO of 169 Labs


Fabrice Rousseau

General Manager Europe Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service

Our jury is made of experts in games, voice technology and skill development.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Quality of Idea:
    Including creativity and originality.
  • Technical Implementation of the Idea:
    Including how well the idea was executed by the developer, the complexity of the services used to build the Skill, the depth of integrations with data or third-party APIs, whether it performs as expected, and more.
  • Potential for Engagement:
    Including the extent to which the Skill is widely useful, engages user over multiple turns (dialogues), might be extended to other scenarios, and more.

  • Quality of User Experience:
    Including how natural the experience is to the user. 

  • Quality of the Submission Package:
    Including the description, video demo, and any other materials submitted to the BeMyApp platform.


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