Intel Corporation (INTC) Makes Investment In Voice-Controlled Game


Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is ready to take on new frontiers. This year, the chip maker debuted RealSense, a new technology that allows users interact with computers. This technology allows computers to understand human interactions such as sight and hearing.

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This is why Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) recently teamed up with Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) to create a new version of Dragon Dictation software. The company is also teaming up with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to revamp Skype and 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) to make three dimensional printing easier. That’s not all. Intel is also working with Scholastic and Dreamworks to create content. The company is also working with about seven OEMs to get their RealSense microphones and cameras into computers.

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Exciting new game on the horizon

The real highlight of RealSense is up-and-coming video game There Came An Echo which uses the player’s voice to run. Recode’s Eric Johnson summed it up, “Intel RealSense has invested directly in Iridium Studios, the developer behind voice-controlled indie game There Came an Echo, which raised $115,000 on Kickstarter last year. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) representatives and Iridium CEO Jason Wishnov both declined to comment on the specifics of the investment, but it’s easy to see why it makes (real) sense.”

This exciting game allows players to turn into generals in the game. Instead of clicking or pressing buttons, this game requires players to use their voices to play by issuing orders. These orders actually come from a whitelisted dictionary. As advertised with the Kickstarter campaign, this game makes it easy to teach custom phrases through the game.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first try Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) makes a play in the video game market. Back in 2012, Intel made an investment in LIFO Interactive (social game developer in Korea) and Transmension (computer to tv gaming company). The one thing that makes this particular game more notable is that it shows all the possibilities that can be used with RealSense technologies.