[games_access] Forza 3 - One Button Mode

Steven Spohn steve at ablegamers.com
Mon Nov 2 04:37:53 EST 2009




Great game for accessible racing games. There are so few racing games for
the disabled gamer, which is really a shame because I personally love the
that genre back when I could play it. We have one of our writers working on
getting his hands on a copy of Forza 3 - hopefully we can get that review up
soon. I was really hoping for the "auto turns" would turn out to be quite
awesome.



As far as mainstream accessibility in videogames, that's what we do best at
AbleGamers.



Warhammer
<http://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/444-warhammer-on-screen-keyboard.html>
online ads on-screen keyboard support - my personal favorite J

World
<http://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/496-blizzard-speaks-to-ablegamers-on-th
e-new-accessibility-options-in-wow.html> of Warcraft colorblind mode -
another favorite



Then there is quite a few more, but I don't want to spam links. Developers
are finally beginning to listen to us when it comes to accessibility! It's
an exciting time to be working towards making video games more accessible
for all.



Have a great day all,



Steve Spohn

Associate Editor

www.AbleGamers.com



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 3:05 AM
To: games_access at igda.org
Subject: [games_access] Forza 3 - One Button Mode



Forza 3 mini-review up on-line here:



http://switchgaming.blogspot.com/2009/11/forza-3-one-button-mode.html



Bit of a shame, as the one button mode Take 10 promised for Forza 3, hasn't
really surfaced. However, it does have some great accessibility features,
such as auto-braking and on-screen racing line indication. It's one of the
most accessible racers out there, but could still have been much better with
very little extra effort. Feels like progress though.



I think we should collate a list of mainstream games with deliberate
accessibility features. We can easily throw it up on the blog until we've
got to grips with the new web-site. Here's a start:



Forza 3 (Take 10 - Xbox 360) - casual mode - includes auto-braking -
difficulty level adjust - on-screen racing line and speed guide

Half-Life 2 (Valve - PC) - closed-captions

Peggle (PopCap - PC) - colour-blind option

Star Trigon (Namco - PC) - accessibility mode enables full one-switch access





Barrie



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