Games Round

Doppio raises $1.1 million from Google and Amazon for voice-controlled games

Doppio has raised an aggregate of $1.1 million to support the advancement of voice-controlled computer games at its Portuguese studio.

As indicated by Business Insider, the organization got speculations from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Google’s Assistant Investment Program, Unity author David Helgason, and Supercell game lead Lasse Seppänen. 

“Gaming has risen as one of the most energizing use cases for voice innovation, and Doppio was among the first to perceive its potential,” said Bernard.

“They’ve fabricated a convincing game that exploits the one of a kind properties of the medium, and which clients love.”

The studio was established by Jeferson Valadares and Christopher Barnes, two designers that have experience making amusements at organizations like BioWare, EA, and Playfish.

With the $1.1 million in financing verified, the couple is hoping to add an extra four engineers to its group.

As of now, Doppio has discharged one game, The Vortex, that is playable with voice contribution on both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and is presently building up a subsequent game dependent on an anonymous TV appear. 

In an announcement, Alexa Fund executive Paul Bernard calls Doppio one of the primary studios to understand the capability of voice-based interactivity.