RuneScape: One Piercing Note


If there is one tune which is ingrained into my memory, it’s the theme of The Archers, a British radio play, which my parents seemed to listen to every hour of every day when I was a kid. It was all set in Ambridge and is to do with several farms waging war on each other with pigs in biplanes or something like that.

As fate would have it, I got to design a little audio play myself when Amazon started looking for some audio games for their new Alexa device. Inspired by ‘choose your own adventure’ style designs I set about taking an established murder mystery quest from RuneScape and re-writing it as an interactive audio experience.

The project taught me that, hey, guess what? I sort of REALLY like story and dialogue writing. I was also happy to take part because usually, games are all about OMG 24K PIXELS LATEST SUPER-HD REFLECTIONS, but here, the focus is totally on audio. It was fantastic to give the audio folks at Jagex the limelight for once. They more than deserved it.

 

If you have an Alexa and want to check it out you can get it here (UK) and here (US).