Just say, “Alexa, open Earplay”
Interactivity is everything in video games — and the idea behind Earplay.
Earplay’s unique take on storytelling makes you a character in the story. As the host narrates the story, he gives you the chance to decide the action. Each decision you make changes the track of the story.
Here’s how it works.
- Say, “Alexa, open Earplay.” During the demo, the host starts a story, and puts you in the action. Do you sit down at the table, or walk by it? Do you warn the mysterious woman, or even kiss her?
- Alas, at that point the demo story stops. If you want to continue, you’ll need to create an account. They’ll send the link to the Alexa app, and you create a name and password. There’s no fee.
- Once you’ve created your account, you have access to all of their stories.
- Say “Alexa, open Earplay” and you’ll have the option to resume a story, request a story by title, or browse previews.
Pro Tip: As of now, there are three stories easily linked to Alexa, but there are more available via the Earplay website that you can ask for by name. They range from kid-friendly You and the Beanstalk (co-produced with Boston NPR station WBUR) to tales themed off Jurassic Park, Jack Ryan and Mr. Robot. Check out the options and how to access them by name on the Earplay website.