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You're working in a call centre and have to literally speak to an irate customer.  Listen to his concerns through your headphones and speak out loud to respond to him.  There will be two response options displayed on the screen, say one of them out loud to select it.  

This game was made over a short period of time, so there may be some lag between your voice input and the customer response.  If nothing seems to happen, try again or try the other one.  I'd like to clean this project up to improve load and response times, but there isn't a set date for when this will happen.

For now, please enjoy it for what it is and PLEASE WEAR HEADPHONES :)

Other notes

Pressing escape will quit the game immediately.

This game can only run on Windows computers as it uses the Windows Speech to Text service,  sorry Mac users.  If you're on Windows 10 you might need to enable Microphone as well as Speech, Inking and Typing in the Privacy settings.

If you don't like raised or angry-sounding voices this may not be the game for you.

Artist Statement

Nothing that I could have said in that moment would have made the situation any less terrible.  Inevitably he would have taken his frustration out on me.  I wanted to make something that felt equally as unmanageable.

More information

Published14 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
AuthorRuby
GenreSimulation
Tagscall-centre, office

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Call Centre Simulator.zip 60 MB

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Hey, I hope it's okay but your game caught my attention (since I have pretty bad anxiety about making phone calls) so I recorded myself playing it and posted a video of it to my very small gaming channel. Here's a link if you want to check it out! 

really good game. I struggle with answering phone calls so this will definitely help me try to do that more. would love for different callers to be available in future updates :)

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I can't get this to work. Speaking into my microphone doesn't seem to do anything. So sad.  I wonder if there is some type of mic setup that I'm missing.. I'll just wait for the clickable update, I can't wait to experience this game. :D

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If you're on Windows 10 you might need to enable Microphone as well as Speech, Inking and Typing in the Privacy settings.  I'll work on getting the clickable update out as soon as possible :)

OH that worked, thank you! Yes, I am on Win10. Haha, this was so nervewracking but in a great way. Is that weird to say??

I have trouble speaking (actually, I don't speak at all in public) and even though the character was rude it did help me to stop stuttering in my speech a bit. I hope to see more games like this in the future! :D

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Aw thank you so much!!  I'm really glad it helped you :)

I like the concept! Even though speaking is the whole point, it'd be nice if the choices could be made with a keyboard/mouse so people can still experience the game even if audio input doesn't work. Good luck with future games either way!

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Thanks for your response!  That's a good point, I'll make the options clickable when I clean the rest of the game up :)

You're welcome and take care!