[games_access] Peter Molyneux presentation

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Thu Aug 24 17:17:06 EDT 2006


Very true Reid.  This would make an excellent example in my presentation at
an Games for Health September 28.  I understand what he talked about with
the new Nintendo controller people are lazy and are finally starting to see
that easier more immersive button combinations, one analog and not sure if
he talked about just one button or using all the buttons just pushing them
once, though looked at from a more cinematic heroic standpoint for the game
player, at the same time is a huge accessibility leap forward but he
probably doesn't even know it.  A new niche market he could be showing his
game two.  I'll definitely have to use this as an example but I couldn't
open up the video is it possible to get it or do I have to join probably
have to join that's free most likely.

Thank you for sharing this is so much useful information we are all sharing.
Peter Molyneux is he the developer for Fable or the owner of the company
that creates it?
Robert
AI online SGA President
arthit73 at cablespeed.com 
www.RobertFlorio.com 

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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Reid Kimball
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:57 PM
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Subject: [games_access] Peter Molyneux presentation

From: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6156154.html
Quote below talks about Peter's attempts to create a fun combat game
that works with only the analog stick and ONE button to press. Sounds
really fun.

"The challenge that Molyneux posed to his team was to come up with a
combat engine that requires no user interface (health bars and such),
includes one-hit fatal blows, lets players use the environment to
their advantage, and which can be played using just one analog stick
and a single button. Context-sensitive controls are the answer,
according to Molyneux. He suggested that if you were using just one
button to perform all actions, the challenge would then come from the
positioning of your character and the timing of your button presses
rather than from your ability memorize button combinations or mash a
button faster than your opponent. Molyneux also touched upon his
desire to do away with the idea of a block button, although when
talking about boss fights with one-hit or, at least, very-few-hit
kills, he said that much of the challenge would come from evading the
enemy's attacks and from finding a way around their defences."

You can see a video of the presentation from the link above, towards
the final quarter of the video's length you can watch video of the
game sequences.

Would be cool to tell Peter that his concept is great for accessibility.

-Reid
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