There Came an Echo is a voice-controlled real-time strategy game, starring Wil Wheaton! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 21, 2013.
Update #3: DRM-free Copies, New Reward Tier, and Aliasing Video!
In less than 36 hours, we've already obtained over 36% of our final goal! The incredible support is making us very warm and fuzzy, so we've decided to expand things a bit for you guys.
First off, we heard you! We're announcing a DRM-FREE version of the game, offered as an alternate to a Steam copy for backers of all levels. We'll be sending out a survey before the game's release, in which you can choose which version of the game you'd like.
Second, we've added a new tier at the $60 level! Essentially, it replaces the chance to audition (which, understandably, not everyone is interested in) with the digital commentary track formerly found only at the $150 level. Backers at the $100 level may choose either $60 level to include (we'll send out another survey when needed), and backers above that receive both by default. Let us know if you have any problems switching over!
Finally, we've recorded a new video showing off some of the aliasing features of There Came an Echo. This is just a small example of what you'll be able to do, but we thought it'd be a fun look. Some notes about the video:
- You'll notice there's no headset this time. This particular video shows off the use of the Microsoft Kinect, off-camera, about three feet away.
- The debugging speech recognition feature is enabled, showing the system's ability to parse and interpret commands in real-time. You can see all the action near the bottom of the screen.
- The general flow is pretty identical to the video in the original pitch. We didn't vary it up too much, as a lot of the alternate functionality (for instance, choosing "Go For the CO") isn't quite up to snuff just yet.
- It took us a grand total of one take to capture this footage. No mistakes in recognition were made. = D
Enjoy the video!