[games_access] To Brannon and Eelke and others visiting MS GameFest: XNA Game Studio Express

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 21:28:43 EDT 2006

I wondered if it were possible to create captioning tools for it as
well. I think I saw somewhere that currently the XNA tools won't allow
people to create custom apps or tools (only games). However, if there
is enough demand they may include the ability to create them.

If we create enough buzz about wanting to do that, and maybe get the
guys from Retro Remakes (all the participants) to voice their opinions
about it, perhaps we can get MS to allow us to create accessibility
tools for other XNA devs to use.


On 8/14/06, AudioGames.net <richard at audiogames.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just received news about the "Windows/XBox360 Game Development tool for
> Dummies" XNA Game Studio Express:
> http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003197008_microsoft14.html
> Could anyone ask the folks at the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express stand
> (if there is one):
> - if the tool can be used to develop more accessible games? (for example:
> does it already contain easy functionality to add, say captions? Or: is it
> possible for people to make and share a caption engine?)
> - if the tool is accessible for people with disabilities who want to develop
> their own games?
> I'm very interested in this development.... so Brannon: good luck with your
> presentation!
> Greets,
> Richard
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