The Playstation 2 Switch Interface Deluxe (PS2-SID for short) is finally available to buy. It can be set-up in a huge number of ways to best suit each gamer with external accessibility switches and sensors. It's also a lot of fun to use in a team setting, where gamers share controls. Click on the pictures above to find out more.
Labels: Accessible Controllers
"Game Over!" is the world's first (and hopefully only) universally inaccessible game. This practically means that it is a game that can be played by no one. But why was such a game created? Well, the goal of Game Over! is to be used as an educational tool for disseminating, understanding and consolidating game accessibility guidelines.
There are 20 guidelines included, of which it would be wonderful to see mainstream developers take heed of. Even if it was only for them to include fully reconfigurable controls and wide difficulty options - that would at least be a start! There is an anti-dote to "Game Over!" you'll be happy to know, in: "Terrestial Invaders".
Game Over has recently won the People's Choice award at "Play Arcadia," within FuturePlay, Toronto.
If you didn't know, Retro Remakes have been long term backers of the accessibility in games cause. They've seen some of the finest accessible games come into being via two of their recent programming competitions. They've given forum space for game developers in the "Accessibility Angle". They've now added an Accessibility section to their Blog.
There's much more to Retro Remakes than just this, but thank you!!! It's a big deal, and it's appreciated.
Labels: Accessible Gaming Sites
A short YouTube video of a prototype Guitar Hero controller for blind gamers. The gamer wears a glove for fret work. Small transponders tap the guitarists fingers, prompting them as to which buttons to press. Inspirational work from Eelke Folmer and his team.
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Labels: Game Therapy