Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD899 Zombie Defence

DTD899 Zombie Defence

July 18, 2019

It's a weak one today guys - but that's ok as tomorrow's episode (episode 900!) will seem even stronger in comparison. Cunning. And at least we can console ourselves that we're not being attacked by marauding hoards of the undead. Can you actually kill a Zombie, BTW? Answers to robin.christopherson@gmail.com please.

DTD898 Choice of the Dragon

DTD898 Choice of the Dragon

July 17, 2019

I simply must include the skill description verbatim here as it's so perfect; "Choice of the Dragon is a thrilling interactive novel by Dan Fabulich and Adam Strong-Morse, where your choices control the story. The game is fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination. Battle heroes, wizards, and rival dragons in your insatiable thirst for gold and infamy. Start by dominating a local tribe of goblins, then usurp the kingdom, defending and expanding your despotic regime to annex neighboring kingdoms, incinerating the peasants in their thatched-roof cottages. O, mighty dragon, spread your wings and let your shadow fall over the terrorized nation beneath you! Play as male, female, neither, or an undetermined gender. Find and seduce another dragon to be your mate. Kidnap princesses for good conversation, to bait heroes, or for a light snack. Isn't it a little sexist to always kidnap princesses? Kidnap a prince instead. Ransack holy temples, blaspheming against vengeful gods." Nice sound-effects too.

DTD897 Which Language

DTD897 Which Language

July 16, 2019

Bonjour. Ich liebe dieser groovy skill heute. Espero que te gusta. tambien. dasvidaniya.

DTD896 Daily Adventure

DTD896 Daily Adventure

July 15, 2019

This cool audio adventure story comes in daily doses. It encourages kids to do tasks in the real world as part of the on-going adventure and, apparently, also includes great graphics to illustrate each scene as we go.

DTD895 Escape Alcatraz

DTD895 Escape Alcatraz

July 14, 2019

It's a bit of a shame that, according to the intro, you've committed unspeakable crimes to end up in the infamous Alcatraz - that puts a bit of a dampener on this otherwise excellent audio escape adventure - but give it a go nonetheless.

DTD894 The Chaser Game

DTD894 The Chaser Game

July 13, 2019

Also by RP Apps, today's game combines a general knowledge quiz with a race to certain death (certain death if you're as good at general knowledge questions as I am, anyway). So good luck outwitting Alexa and outrunning the ever-advancing peril…

DTD893 Additional - Playing Dot to Dot on the A-lady and a plea for demos

DTD893 Additional - Playing Dot to Dot on the A-lady and a plea for demos

July 12, 2019

Today's quick additional episode is a plea for demos (sent to robin.christopherson@gmail.com please) thinly disguised as a public information broadcast about successfully playing this very show on your Echo. Blatant, I know.

DTD893 Ten Minute Adventure

DTD893 Ten Minute Adventure

July 12, 2019

And another great skill demo today from the ever-helpful Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com). Taking less than ten minutes, he gives us a tour of this nice, concise audio-adventure game. If you'd like to contribute a demo or two, please do by emailing me at robin.christopherson@gmail.com. Want to give me some feedback or suggest a skill for us to cover? Drop me a line. Got any good jokes? Ditto. Want to tell all your friends about Dot to Dot? Don't email me - email them. Or send them a tweet. Or go round and knock on their doors and tell them all about it over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

DTD892 Alexa’s new NHS integration

DTD892 Alexa’s new NHS integration

July 11, 2019

Sorry about the very late posting of today's episode - it's been a busy one. In this episode we look at the new built-in ability of the A-lady here in the UK to access all the NHS medical wisdom you could ever want.

DTD891 Monster Hunter

DTD891 Monster Hunter

July 10, 2019

Today we have a really nice immersive audio-adventure skill by RP Apps. Can you track down the Hell Hounds in the Caves of Obliverax? What's the significance of the partially obscured code in the wooden chest? Why is it so satisfying asking a range of retorical questions in these shownotes and then adding further redundancy by asking for answers on a postcard? Answers on a postcard please.