Human Interact

Release date



Oculus Store - Rift CV1
SteamVR - HTC Vive



Starship Commander is a virtual reality title driven by human speech. The audience is given agency in the middle of a sci-fi story, as part of a military embroiled in a dark intergalactic war. You’re in command of a secretive mission, and your decisions have deadly consequences.

Starship Commander is powered by Custom Speech Service, a speech recognition solution by Microsoft Cognitive Services. Audiences are able to interact with the characters the same way they would in the real world: By using natural language to ask questions and express their thoughts.

Tagline: What Will You Say?


Starship Commander Announce Trailer

Microsoft & Human Interact: Players control the narrative in Starship Commander


Selected Articles

  • Starship Commander: virtual reality meets Cognitive Services in new science-fiction game
    - Microsoft, Microsoft customer case study
  • Bringing Conversational Gameplay & Interactive Narrative to ‘Starship Commander’
    - Kent Bye, Road To VR
  • Microsoft Cognitive Services push gains momentum
    - John Roach, Microsoft Blogs
  • Rev VR Podcast 138
    - Reverend Kyle, REV VR
  • Microsoft Announces Siri Competitor with Voice-Activated VR Experience
    - Joe Durbin, Upload VR
  • Microsoft AI's next leap forward: Helping you play video games
    - Ian Sherr, c|net

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Alexander Mejia

Founder & CEO

Sophie Wright

Co-Founder & COO

Adam Nydahl

Chief Technology Officer

Frank Petreikis

Chief of Sound Design

Zachary Burke

Senior Software Engineer

Steve Holt

Concept Artist

Jose Vazquez

Concept Artist


General Questions & Comments