So far, “Games using IVR ( Interactive Voice Response)” systems meant a quiz where the caller is given multiple choices to answer a question and every correct answer scores him a point! Not anymore ! Unicom Systems, a Delhi-based Cloud telephony start-up has come up with a prototype of Snake IVR games to be played on the web browser using telephone only!
What is the game all about ?
It is the “Snake Game” which is found in almost all mobile phones from the most basic to high end smart phones. During initial period of Mobile Phone in India, the snake was a very popular game on Nokia Mobile phone models like N5110, 3310 etc.
In this game, one visits a web page where the “Snake” Screen comes up. Then he/she dials the number and is connected to the IVR. After that, they can control the movement of the snake, movement to left, right, top or bottom by pressing 4, 6, 2 and 8 on the phone keypad or mobile!
So, if you have a land-line phone and a PC with internet, one can play this game! Of course, most probably, in order to play “Snake Game” one may not require all these! A PC can play many games!
I liked the idea of playing games using IVR! The integration seems to be simple like triggering the keys to control the movement of the snake using DTMF digits!
Using this idea, some one may come out with more interesting, innovative IVR games some time soon! If any one came across any other interesting IVR Game application, please leave a comment!
About Unicom Systems:
UNICOM is a Cloud telephony start-up by my friend Mr. Puneet Kaura, Computer Science Graduate from DCE (Delhi College of Engineering).
This is what their website says :
We are a cloud telephony startup based out Delhi, India. Our vision is to make this technology simpler and more intuitive, making it more accessible to the masses. We chose telephony to begin with since the telephone ( in all forms ) is the most widely used communication device that can be used to reach the widest audience.
We are a hardworking and enthusiastic, young team comprising of engineers from premier engg. colleges like IIT and DCE, Delhi. We share a passion for cutting-edge technology combined with minimalistic design. If you have question you would like to ask the founders, shoot a email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to play the “Snake” IVR Game, you may click here .