DANA POINT, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer video game developer Michael Cranford reenters the gaming arena with a role-playing game exclusively for the Amazon Alexa voice service. Cranford developed the hit game "The Bard's Tale" in the 80s, an interactive adventure in the early days of personal computers that set the stage for today's MMORPGs (massive multiplayer online role-playing games). Shadow Realm is the first in a series of products released by Days Fly, Inc., Cranford's application development company. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161128/443315 Like Bard's Tale, Shadow Realm is a fantasy adventure where the user plays themselves in a world of magic, treasure, dragons, combat, and puzzles on their way to solving a great quest. The game is modeled on the rich storylines, adventure, interaction, and problem solving of his original games, but with a twist; the game is controlled using your voice, through one of Amazon's new devices. "The Alexa voice service allows you to engage the world around you using your voice. But it's so much more," Cranford says. "It's the thing that ties everything in your life together simply by talking. Entertainment and gaming are just one part of that. With Alexa, you and your family can sit in a common place and explore a world together. Picture the radio shows that your grandparents and great-grandparents grew up on, where they would sit enthralled every evening, using their imagination to experience the worlds that were brought to them by words. With Alexa, you can engage those worlds interactively and seamlessly, without logging into a screen. I'm developing new worlds to explore using words." "With the Amazon Tap, you can bring Alexa with you anywhere. Soon this will be in everyone's car. You will be able to explore dungeons, cast magical spells, and solve riddles while you are driving around on the freeway, using only your voice. You'll be able to game with your friends as you are walking around, hands-free. This is going to be in schools, allowing kids to interact in a way that not only entertains them but also helps them develop a voice in today's world. I'm excited by the possibilities that Amazon has unlocked. We're developing numerous games and educational products for Alexa to be ready in early 2017."