[games_access] Project Icecube: One Button Game A PotentialWinnerin Game Design Competition!

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Thu Jun 12 03:15:32 EDT 2008


cute game :)
/thomas

On 12 jun 2008, at 00.54, AudioGames.net wrote:


> Ps:

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> Here's the control scheme:

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> jump: press and/or hold space and let go (jump = on let go)

> climb ladder: press space and let go (when over/under a ladder)

> change direction on ladder: press space and let go (when on a ladder)

> go through door: hold space when next to door

> water seeds: hold space when next to seeds

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> greets,

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> Richard

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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net

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> Subject: [games_access] Project Icecube: One Button Game A Potential

> Winnerin Game Design Competition!

>

>

>> Hi,

>>

>> A short message concerning a cool one-button platform game by

>> Michiel Krol:

>>

>> You may remember Michiel Krol's name from his work on the Audio

>> Game Maker and project Game Accessibility at the Bartimeus

>> Accessibility foundation. You may also remember his name from the

>> game Submarine (http://www.spele.nl/game/submarine.html - currently

>> unavailable at time of this post), which was nominated for the NLGD

>> Game Design Rally 2006 and which featured an alternative, one-

>> button control scheme. Michiel is currently finishing his Masters

>> degree in Game Design.

>>

>> I'm happy to announce that for this years NLGD Game Rally, Michiel

>> is once more nominated for a new game: Project Icecube! This free

>> online Flash-game is specifically designed for children in the age

>> of 8 to 12 who have to live with a chronical disease or a handicap.

>> What makes Project Icecube special is that this is a one-button

>> platform game. The game control automation is slightly inspired by

>> that of a prototype for a one-button platform game that I once

>> made. Check out Project Icecube here:

>>

>> http://www.uqudos.com/nl/portfolio/gameplayNLGD_3.html

>>

>> Currently the game only works with the spacebar (it was designed

>> like this for the competition) but it is a very small effort to

>> reprogram it so it works with every key or button or switch device.

>> The game is only in Dutch for now. In the game, you are an icecube

>> and you have to explore 4 worlds, finding fellow icecubes and water

>> the seeds found in the world to progress.

>>

>> What do you think?

>>

>> Next week's the winner is selected, on thursday the 18th. Although

>> the winner is selected via a child jury, you can let Michiel know

>> what you think of the game by rating the game on the website.

>>

>> Greets,

>>

>> Richard

>>

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