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Bot Colony Revived; Updated

This announcement has details on a new "mega update" now available on Steam for Bot Colony, the early access game based on AI conversations. This caught us off-guard, since this game went bots-up in early 2015, saying early access revenue wasn't even covering their server nut, much less development. Word is they've added the Microsoft Cognitive Services speech API, but that this does not support Windows 7. This post has more details on that. Here's word on the update, and their efforts to jump-start this project:

With new speech recognition technology, Achievements, NLU improvements and more content in Arrival – this major upgrade is a real ‘game changer’. Even if you’ve played Bot Colony before – it's worth playing it again. You'll find it plays very differently - it’s a totally new, smoother, more immersive experience!

  • We’ve integrated the Microsoft Cognitive Services speech API. No more speech training! Click Enter, start speaking, and click Enter again when you finish speaking. Check the text as it takes shape in the text box – you’ll find that much less editing is required. This upgrade is only available for Windows 8 and Windows 10 ( because Windows 7 doesn’t support websockets which is required by the cloud-based speech recognition, sorry!). More background here
    Announcement: New Microsoft voice recognition - a real game changer for Bot Colony
    Bot Colony, Jun 15
    The Bot Colony update scheduled for June 19 will integrate Microsoft’s Cognitive Services Speech API, a new cloud-based speech recognition technology.
    - there's also a Microsoft-approved press release on this Monday morning.
  • We’ve promised the next major release will have ACHIEVEMENTS. We're now delivering on this promise: 18 achievements, with more to come in the future.
  • The game understands references to objects much better. You can now click on an object before you issue a robot command to put it in context.
  • There’s more story to explore in the Arrival level. was redesigned to chronicle the game’s evolution. If you enjoy the game, please review it on the Bot Colony store page.

PLEASE HELP! We need to get over 50 reviews to be more visible in searches. Please Recommend Bot Colony to help us bring you more cool features :)

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