Iridium Games has revealed that their upcoming voice-controlled game, There Came an Echo, will be releasing next month on February 24th.
There Came an Echo was successfully Kickstarterted back in early 2013 with the promise of delivering a strategy game that can be fully controlled by a user’s voice. Using a list of predefined commands, players can navigate the battlefield with precision by shouting orders like “open fire” or “navigate to Bravo Two” without the errors of voice recognition technologies like Google Now or Siri that need to understand millions of phrases. Players can even program their own custom voice commands to personalize their experience. Letting me change phrases like “weapons free” to “X gonna give it to ya” provides endlessly entertaining scenarios.
Starring Wil Wheaton from Star Trek fame, you can expect to enjoy There Came an Echo next month on PC via Steam for $19.99. An Xbox One version of the game is also in development but presently does not have a release date. In the meantime, you can check out the announcement trailer that showcases the There Came an Echo‘s wonderful voice command system below.