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In 2019, we started a YouTube series called Assistant on Air where we sat down to chat with people who build for Google Assistant. The goal was to have conversations about our guest’s insights and learnings from their experiences building voice actions.

Each episode is focused on a different topic or theme like ways to build a voice application, how to build for smart home, reaching users, connecting with the community, conversational design, and so much more.

Help support this podcast by giving it a rating on the platform and share it with others who are interested in the voice space to help spread the word.

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In 2019, we started a YouTube series called Assistant on Air where we sat down to chat with people who build for Google Assistant. The goal was to have conversations about our guest’s insights and learnings from their experiences building voice actions.

Each episode is focused on a different topic or theme like ways to build a voice application, how to build for smart home, reaching users, connecting with the community, conversational design, and so much more.

Help support this podcast by giving it a rating on the platform and share it with others who are interested in the voice space to help spread the word.

#AoGDevs

    Opportunities and next steps - Episode 23

    Opportunities and next steps - Episode 23

    In today’s episode, Leon Nicholls (Developer Relations Engineer for Google Assistant) is joined by John Hsu (Product Manager for Google Assistant). With 10+ years in the games industry, John shares 3 unique opportunities of building games for smart displays, what game genres port well to this new platform, and how to engage new players with this common-area device.

    Assistant on Air - Games season → https://goo.gle/2HqiYiH​ Subscribe to Google Developers → https://goo.gle/developers

    • 11 min
    Game personas and visuals - Episode 22

    Game personas and visuals - Episode 22

    In today’s episode, Leon Nicholls (Developer Relations Engineer for the Google Assistant) is joined by Andrezza Valentin (Creative Director at MediaMonks) who led the creative elements behind the game Cookie Detective. Hear how persona, onboarding, and helpful tap elements were created to help younger audiences enjoy this smart display game.

    Other episodes of Assistant on Air → https://goo.gle/2X0nBqG​ Please subscribe for more updates → https://goo.gle/googledevs

    • 8 min
    Continuous Match Mode party games - Episode 21

    Continuous Match Mode party games - Episode 21

    In today’s episode, Mary Chen (Strategy Lead for Google Assistant) chats with Eric Heaton (Technical Director at B-Reel), who led the development of the charades party game Mime Jam. Learn about the concepting, design, and development of this smart display game built with Continuous Match Mode.

    Other episodes of Assistant on Air → https://goo.gle/2X0nBqG​ Please subscribe for more updates → https://goo.gle/googledevs

    • 9 min
    Game development and tools - Episode 20

    Game development and tools - Episode 20

    In today’s episode, Leon Nicholls (Developer Relations Engineer for Google Assistant) chats with Richard Heuser (Technical Director at MediaMonks), who led the development of Cookie Detective and Junior Chef. Hear Richard describe the technical considerations of building kid-friendly games, handling intents and errors, and being an early user of Actions Builder, Actions SDK, and Home storage.

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    • 8 min
    Game design process - Episode 19

    Game design process - Episode 19

    Welcome to season 5 of Assistant on Air. This season is all about game development and we’re having conversations -- at home -- with designers and developers who recently built some fun and creative Assistant games for smart displays.

    In this episode, Mary Chen (Strategy Lead for Google Assistant) meets with Melissa Ames (UX designer at B-Reel), who plotted the design of the game Gnome Garden. Hear how the user experience, persona, and rich visuals were developed for this ambient-style game.

    • 8 min
    Building games on smart displays - Episode 18

    Building games on smart displays - Episode 18

    Welcome to season 5 of Assistant on Air. We’re all at home, but we’ve got a lot of great content coming your way! This season, we’re chatting with designers and developers who collaborated with the Google Assistant team on a couple of new games for smart displays.

    Meet co-hosts Mary Chen and Leon Nicholls, who together launched a project to create several games for smart displays. In this episode, they’ll chat about the makings of this initiative and why games are a great use case for smart dis

    • 7 min

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