[games_access] 4Noah - accessible gaming utilities

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Wed Jul 23 15:12:58 EDT 2008

Cool examples! Thanks Barrie!

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From: Barrie Ellis
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Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:51 PM
Subject: [games_access] 4Noah - accessible gaming utilities

Fantastic work has been afoot on William Pilgrim's "4Noah" project:


There's some truly brilliant ideas in progress - all aimed at reducing the number of controls needed to play well known games.


4Noah TKO:
Tap button when the desired punch is highlighted. Tap twice to dodge. Hold button to block - doubles as "get up" control when your boxer has been knocked down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URnq9qDfU6A - Punchout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCTs5-n_lmc - Mike Tyson's Punchout

4Noah "Gobble":
Hold button at the beginning of a game to insert quarter and begin the game. Tap button to change direction. The direction change is not immediate - allowing some decision time. If the player has a second switch, tapping it will change the direction of the controller rotation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADfeU0zS-8 - Pac-man

4Noah Driver:
Hold button while desired direction is shown over 4Noah's virtual steering wheel. Tap button twice to change gears. Release button to release gas and depress the brake pedal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD38_DlYVNQ - Pole Position

Here's a new 4Noah profile for Frogger:

Space Invaders:

The following might make these games more accessible for some using a mouse or head-tracker:

TKO Mouse "simkeymap":
Point and click over your opponent where you would like to punch. point and click to the left or right to dodge. Point and click down towards the bottom of the ring to block or "get up" when your boxer has been knocked down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Y6UmAatjk - Punchout

Gobble Mouse:
Move the mouse in your direction of choice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsoVFayr8zU - Pac-Man




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