This is super neat! If you have an “Alexa Enabled Device” (i.e. an Amazon Echo), it can be given a “skill” (i.e. an app) called EarPlay. It is kind of like Audible, but instead of just listening to a story EarPlay provides an interactive story experience. So I guess it’s the next evolution of the old choose-your-own-adventure books?
Now here’s where things get interesting! EarPlay has just announced a partnership with White Wolf Publishing! That’s the company responsible for some of the best table-top RPGs ever! They made both of the World of Darkness and Trinity universes! These two companies are joining together to create an interactive story that will turn your Alexa Enable Device (coming to iOS and possibly Android in December of this year) into an “Orpheus Device”. In the context of the story, an Orpheus Device is an Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) receiver built for ghost hunting that allows you to interact with malevolent spirits. These spirits are wraiths in The Shadowlands straight out of White Wolf’s World of Darkness game Wraith: The Oblivion. Teasers are currently available through EarPlay and the full product should be available in December!
Is that cool or what?!? Here’s a link to the full story on EarPlay’s website!