[games_access] Game Over - web-mentions

Reid Kimball reid at rbkdesign.com
Sat Apr 21 17:14:18 EDT 2007


It's great to see the debate and discussion on some of the comment
forums. A lot of people seem to misunderstand the approach of making
controls more accessible. They seem to think a game will become less
complex and boring or not as fun to play. There are two approaches to
simplifying controls in my opinion. 1) you could design a game with
the purpose to keep the controls simple, like a one button game, or 2)
you could create a game that has both complex and simple controls.
Similar to what Eelke has tried to do for HL2. It has complex FPS
controls but if one wanted to play with simplified controls, it would
automate as much as necessary.

-Reid

On 4/21/07, Barrie Ellis <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk> wrote:

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> Starting to get some interesting web-mentions on-line:

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> http://www.retroremakes.com/wordpress/2007/04/18/game-over/

> http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/20/game-over-an-exercise-in-futility-by-design/

> http://kotaku.com/gaming/game-over%21/game-over-the-worlds-most-inaccessible-game-253712.php

> http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2007/04/universally_inaccessible_gamin.php

> http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28642&

> http://www.aeropause.com/archives/2007/04/game_over_creat.php

>

> Barrie

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk

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