[games_access] interesting project
richard at audiogames.net
Thu May 4 19:18:26 EDT 2006
The project team is working to implement a number of different interfaces to
aid disabled children, ranging from a type of Simon memory game to a clone
of Pong, according
to a Medical News Today report."
Reading this kind of stuff really makes me sad :(
Some academics get 1.000.000 euro's in funding to make controllers for games
that fit the scope "From A Simon Memory Game To A Clone of Pong"... there
are already about 50 Memory Games and Pong-clones out there for the blind!
And what makes me even more sad is that, when looking at the participants,
there's no representation from the game industry whatsoever. And it's
basically the same academics that were involved in other Europian
'accessible game' projects...
Oh well, rant rant :)
I know that this project is not about making games for the blind, but rather
on making multi-/cross-modal interfaces/controllers that helps replace
vision. I would really love to see this project tackle some new frontiers: a
universal audio game controller or something that makes ALL VIDEO GAMES
accessible (no - not the SeeingWithSound-classes but something that really
works)... small steps, yeah....
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