Since February 2016, more than 500,000 Alexa users have gone on more than 1,000,000 interactive adventures inside The Magic Door. Started as a side project by husband and wife team Laura and Andy Huntwork with just a few short stories in November 2015, The Magic Door now has an extensive collection of interactive stories designed from the beginning to be experienced by voice.
The Magic Door, LLC, founded by Laura and Andy in July 2017, continues to maintain and improve the interactive stories inside The Magic Door and also works with partners to launch interactive stories on Alexa and Google Assistant/Google Home using the Magic Door’s software platform.
Andy Huntwork is co-founder and co-creator of The Magic Door. Andy built the Magic Door platform to enable his wife and co-founder, Laura, to tell engaging stories in a mostly self-service way without any coding. He continues to work on making all voice interfaces sound better and on improving the Magic Door platform.
Laura Huntwork is co-founder and the primary creator of stories inside The Magic Door. Laura drafted the first story for The Magic Door in October 2015 and soon after began enhancing the game with sound effects and additional storylines.
Justin Bates has over 10 years of professional experience in audio engineering and music production. As an engineer, he has contributed sound design to films, television shows, commercials and video games. In the music world, he has co-written and co-produced songs with artists like Will.I.Am, Fall Out Boy, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon and Steve Aoki - with whom he was recognized with a Grammy Nomination. Justin brings intimate knowledge of the sound design workflow as well as original music and audio elements to The Magic Door.