ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Designing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game around text-to-speech

Mike Rozak

CircumReality is an experimental massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that relies on text-to-speech for both narration and non-player character speech. A game-oriented text-to-speech engine differs significantly from a text-to-speech engine targeted at telephony or mobile devices. This paper discusses some of the differences, such memory and download-size requirements, voice-transformation requirements, voices with personality, licensing fees, and player-created voices.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-617

Cite as: Rozak, M. (2008) Designing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game around text-to-speech. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2490-2493, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-617

@inproceedings{rozak08_interspeech,
  author={Mike Rozak},
  title={{Designing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game around text-to-speech}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2490--2493},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-617}
}