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Submission + - New browser game to allow REAL spell casting

Izaak writes: Here's something unique. The people at GLACI Inc. are combining the speech recognition capabilities now available in modern web browsers with the Phaser HTML5/Javascript game framework to create a browser game that can be played with voice commands. As far as I can tell, this is the first time anyone has done that. Currently on Kickstarter, their game Words of Power is an old-school dungeon crawler with a focus on spell casting, which makes it a good fit for a voice interface. Voice commands can add some realism to the spell casting while also making the game more accessible to the physically challenged. The project includes the creation of a free, open source framework that will allow others to create similar games.
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Submission + - Can A Video Game Teache Computer Programming? (tw33kgame.com)

Izaak writes: My partner and I are dipping our toe into the indie game developer pool with a game intended to teach programming skills while providing the fun of a first-person puzzle solver (our inspiration is games like Myst or Portal). We even plan to make it available for free to schools, teachers, and parents homeschooling their children. We would welcome input of the Slashdot community as the project moves ahead.

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