“Alexa, open the Starfinder game!”

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Announcing Starfinder, a new interactive Alexa game, featuring voice talent Laura Bailey, Nathan Fillion, and many more!


The first three episodes based on the Dead Suns Adventure Path are available starting today in the USA and UK. The Starfinder Alexa game is a multi-part interactive audio adventure that transports players to a futuristic science-fantasy world where they can make decisions to advance and influence the outcome of the story just by using their voice. By simply saying “Alexa, play the Starfinder game,” customers can play one of the most captivating audio games available on Alexa-enabled devices today. Paizo and Amazon collaborated to reimagine the game for Alexa. Fans of the roleplaying game will enjoy this new extension of the familiar world, but previous experience with source material is not required.

Starfinder features an exceptional voice cast of 13 actors, including Nathan Fillion (Castle and Firefly) and Laura Bailey (The Last of Us Part II). Casting was led by the Audible Studios team – featuring some of their most popular performers, with almost 2,000 audiobook performances between them. Starfinder’s script exceeds 745 pages and took a combined 125 hours in the studio to record all of the possible twists and turns, resulting in up to 13 hours of gameplay.

The free-to-play pilot episode of Starfinder, “Scoundrels in the Spike,” debuted in December and was well-received by Alexa users, with a 4.6/5 stars rating. “I love this game!!! The narration is wonderful, and the sound effects are on point. The voice acting is like watching a movie. I can’t wait for the rest of the game to come out!” said an Amazon customer in a review following the debut of the pilot.

In today’s stay-at-home culture, voice and smart speakers are quickly becoming an integral part of people’s lives. Engagement on Alexa has nearly quadrupled over the last two years, with more than 100,000 Alexa Skills available to date. With more and more customers embracing voice, Starfinder is launching at an ideal time, and Alexa provides a unique vehicle for this form of entertainment.

The pilot and episodes 1 to 3 of Starfinder are now available on any Alexa-enabled device, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and the Alexa mobile app (explore more Alexa-enabled devices here); players have numerous access points to the game and can resume playing whenever, wherever. The pilot is available in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Episodes 1 to 3 are available in the USA and UK with rollout to Canada and more expected soon. Episodes 4 to 6 will be available in October. The pilot is free to play, and customers can purchase each episode for $1.99 or the full season for $9.99.

Owning an Alexa is not required. To play using your smartphone, just get the Amazon Alexa app for Android or Apple iOS devices and say “Alexa, open the Starfinder game.” Learn more at paizo.com/starfinderonalexa.

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What an incredible announcement! Beloved A-list voice actors on such an epic AP... I can't wait to share this.

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After 9 months of working on this, I'm so excited for folks to finally get to play it! Plus it's a huge thrill to see Nathan and Laura voicing some of the characters. :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Grand Lodge

I'm always down for something that has Laura and Nathan involved in it.

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Just Wow! This is awesome!

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Question: When this will be available in EU?

Scarab Sages

Oh, this looks super interesting. And with that voice talent, how can I not try it?


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Thanks for the update! I tried the pilot and it was super cool!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

Peg'giz wrote:
Question: When this will be available in EU?

Unfortunately, we don't have a firm date from Amazon, but they are working on wider distribution.


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Laura Bailey <harp music>


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I'm attempting to play the new episodes but am getting a product purchases not supported in your region. I'm in the US. note i am using the alexa app for PC rather than another device.

Scarab Sages

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We haven't used our Alexa in over a year. I'll have to figure out where it's hiding. I can't wait to check it out!


Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.


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James Sutter wrote:
After 9 months of working on this, I'm so excited for folks to finally get to play it! Plus it's a huge thrill to see Nathan and Laura voicing some of the characters. :) Hope you all enjoy it!

So, what were we playing a few months back? a Precursor to this?


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Eruvanna wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
After 9 months of working on this, I'm so excited for folks to finally get to play it! Plus it's a huge thrill to see Nathan and Laura voicing some of the characters. :) Hope you all enjoy it!

So, what were we playing a few months back? a Precursor to this?

If you read the blog you would see that’s exactly what it was, more or less.

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Eruvanna wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
After 9 months of working on this, I'm so excited for folks to finally get to play it! Plus it's a huge thrill to see Nathan and Laura voicing some of the characters. :) Hope you all enjoy it!

So, what were we playing a few months back? a Precursor to this?

Yup, that was the pilot episode! Now you can play the first three premium episodes as well, with another three landing in October and finishing out the first adventure arc!

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James Sutter wrote:
After 9 months of working on this, I'm so excited for folks to finally get to play it! Plus it's a huge thrill to see Nathan and Laura voicing some of the characters. :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Having played the pilot multiple times and been a beta tester for the premium episodes, I can confidently say that your script is the best part of this game. I love the color and detail you've added to the world of Starfinder, and can't wait to play the full version!

Paizo Employee VP of Marketing & Licensing

Ionnus wrote:
Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.

Are you trying to purchase after playing through your Amazon Alexa app on your iPad or Android device? Ownership of an Echo isn't required.

-Jim


Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.

Are you trying to purchase after playing through your Amazon Alexa app on your iPad or Android device? Ownership of an Echo isn't required.

-Jim

Yes, it says “product purchases are not supported on your device. Please use an Echo device for any purchases.”

Paizo Employee VP of Marketing & Licensing

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Ionnus wrote:
Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.

Are you trying to purchase after playing through your Amazon Alexa app on your iPad or Android device? Ownership of an Echo isn't required.

-Jim

Yes, it says “product purchases are not supported on your device. Please use an Echo device for any purchases.”

I spoke with Amazon, and the requirement to own an Alexa device should be removed by August 10th, allowing those who use the app to purchase normally.

-Jim


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Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.

Are you trying to purchase after playing through your Amazon Alexa app on your iPad or Android device? Ownership of an Echo isn't required.

-Jim

Yes, it says “product purchases are not supported on your device. Please use an Echo device for any purchases.”

I spoke with Amazon, and the requirement to own an Alexa device should be removed by August 10th, allowing those who use the app to purchase normally.

-Jim

will this also fix the app on windows 10 on the east coast saying purchases not supported in your region?

Paizo Employee VP of Marketing & Licensing

fujisempai wrote:
Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Jim Butler wrote:
Ionnus wrote:
Won’t let me purchase, says requires an Echo. I only have an iPad and galaxy, no actual Alexa device.

Are you trying to purchase after playing through your Amazon Alexa app on your iPad or Android device? Ownership of an Echo isn't required.

-Jim

Yes, it says “product purchases are not supported on your device. Please use an Echo device for any purchases.”

I spoke with Amazon, and the requirement to own an Alexa device should be removed by August 10th, allowing those who use the app to purchase normally.

-Jim

will this also fix the app on windows 10 on the east coast saying purchases not supported in your region?

It should, assuming you don't own an Amazon Echo. If you still have problems on Monday, please let me know.

Unfortunately, Paizo is limited in how it can help you make a purchase, but if there are errors we want to make sure that we can pass them along to the Amazon team.

-Jim

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Thanks, looking forward to it. Loved the initial installment!


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Is there a way to get rid of the hampered condition? It persists even if I start a new character.

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

You may have run into issues purchasing Episode 1-3 of Starfinder using the Alexa App. Amazon fixed that today. You can checkout here. After checkout, you'll have access immediately, in app or on device.


Hey Aaron, the link provided just brings me to the Paizo homepage, with no checkout option available. I'm still unable to purchase off the app, and while the amazon website now has a page for the season pass,the only option on the page jumps me to a selection of echo devices. Any insight on this?

Paizo Employee VP of Marketing & Licensing

Araknas wrote:
Hey Aaron, the link provided just brings me to the Paizo homepage, with no checkout option available. I'm still unable to purchase off the app, and while the amazon website now has a page for the season pass,the only option on the page jumps me to a selection of echo devices. Any insight on this?

If you're having a problem purchasing Starfinder on Alexa (and you live in the US or the UK), try this link:

Starfinder on Alexa

Good Gaming!

-Jim

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Tamago wrote:

Having played the pilot multiple times and been a beta tester for the premium episodes, I can confidently say that your script is the best part of this game. I love the color and detail you've added to the world of Starfinder, and can't wait to play the full version!

Hey, thank you so much! :D


So how much longer do Canadians have to wait for this? :)

(or is this just the price we pay for having universal health care and a lower crime rate?) ;)


Gotta love Paizo! Done with part 1!

Question. How do I remove the hampered condition??

Would love this for Pathfinder as well :)


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Has anyone without an Alexa device been having trouble purchasing the season pass? I checked Jim's link back in August and several times since, and Amazon doesn't seem to have extended non-device users the ability to purchase a season pass. Instead of a purchase button, all I'm seeing when I click the link is "Get started with Alexa before purchasing." Would love to buy this game.

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