#1: Earplay’s Jon Myers Talks About Alexa Development, Mr. Robot

For the inaugural episode of BosBattle, we talked to Jon Myers, CEO and co-founder of Earplay, a Boston-based developer of interactive audio experiences.

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Here are some of the things we talked about in BosBattle #1:

  • How Earplay ended up working with the team behind USA Network’s popular show Mr. Robot for a narrative-driven Alexa skill set in the same world
  • The unique user interface challenges associated with interactive audio
  • What’s it like to release titles for a new platform like Alexa
  • How a love for theatre and narrative storytelling in games led Myers to start Earplay

Prior to starting Earplay, Myers was a writer and narrative designer for Disruptor Beam, Owlchemy Labs and Zynga Boston.

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Music by Jesse Gertz. Mastering by Kegan Zema.

Recorded at PRX’s Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass.