IGDA Game Accessibility Special Interest Group

Judecca: Mind Controlled Game

Image of a hellish video gaming scene with a player taking control over evil looking spirits. Square Enix and NeuroSky revealed a suitably Halloween timed game at this year's Tokyo Game Show in Judecca. Supposedly when the gamer is in a relaxed enough state of mind they will see Zombies (which I'm guessing they have to use a mouse and keyboard to shoot) in this First Person Shooter.

More at: NeuroSky, Engadget, Gamer Tell and Slippery Brick.

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Accessible Gaming - Living in the 80's?

Graeme's Free Games presently features some highly accessible versions of Namco's all-time classic Pac-Man. All feature the option to reduce the number of ghosts as well as giving the facility to adjust the speed of the ghosts and your Pac-Man independently.

There's a really well thought out one-switch version that features the best solution I've seen yet to navigating a maze at speed. A mouse compatible version offers a way to play for head-tracker, eye-tracker and other users too. This too offers a really well thought out solution.

For those wanting to play the exact same version that Namco released in the arcades back in 1980/81 - take a look at 4Noah for a potential solution: One-Switch Pac-Man - Mouse controlled Pac-Man.
So when are main-stream developers going to start making their 21st century games this accessible? We're waiting...

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Let's Tap - SEGA/PROPE potential one-switch game

Fireworks display on the one-tap / one-switch accessible Let's Tap game. Let's Tap is a compilation of games and sensory activities made accessible on the Nintendo Wii by just tapping a box that a Wii-remote sits on. Some of the games are quite high-paced to look at, but the "visualizer" effects which include fire-work displays, art and a fish pond look potentially accessible to just about everyone.

Can't wait to get hold of this game to see if a switch can be connected somehow via a simple hacked Wii-remote. Might be that it will work sitting next to any kind of switch that makes a clicking noise when you press it anyway. We'll see.

Meanwhile - a couple of YouTube videos here and here and photos at IGN.


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