[games_access] Edge

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 29 15:47:18 EDT 2010


(Sorry, Robert, I'm so slow to answer e-mails at the minute)...

Are people making one-switch / one-button games for fun - or for accessibility. Well definitely a mix. I think looking at some of the Kokoromi games - (list here: http://www.gamebase.info/forum/topic/23/page/1) some have clearly not a clue about accessibility and are writing for the competition and pure fun of them.

Many do write games thinking properly about access, such as Graeme Singh and Scott McKay. But I would think 99% of developers realise that one-button constraint can be a fun way to play.

There are lots of one-button games for phones - some are stupidly hard - most give no ability to play using any alternative hard-ware - which is a real shame. Something for the future perhaps? One of my favourite one-switch games, Uo Poko by Cave, got a mobile phone release, but sadly only in Asia. The most addictive one-button game I've played is EA's Air Hockey. Simple, but really fun and addictive. I've asked them and the programmer lots of times for a PC version, but got no where. Have seen a JAVA version that can be played on a PC - but it's a pirate. I want there to be a legitimate version.

I'm rambling!

Barrie



From: Robert Florio
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:09 PM
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [games_access] Edge


Check out my review of the three games that the writer in the article talks about.

I didn't know these games existed.

I've been so shy away from games appointed that I'm baffled that people are making these game.

Are they making them for accessibility or just because it's so much fun and convenience to create one-button games?

Finally! phone videogames for one-button clicking. We have to not as if we can create and from a that techniques out there, which usually come from draw an error creating a game and having an idea, I think we finally got something.

Making fun for everyone not just people with disabilities.

Maybe we should get into the business of promoting games for phones?

And sneak our agenda in there.

Here's my review page.

http://www.robertflorio.com/Game_Accessibility.html



Robert




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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Robert Florio
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:36 PM
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [games_access] Edge



That is an awesome article.

I wish I could get a job working for one of these one switch button games.

Does anyone know how I can apply?

To get onto sent a letter to that company for the one-game wwv.ninjadoodle.com



I'm starting to realize there are a lot more accessible games than I thought.

For so many years and kept holding the standard of today's best technology games and not realizing that if one of these games picks up

It would be created into a full 3-D game.

But then you have the side scrolling two-dimensional games and then 3-D can be different.

I'm going to add the article & the game links to my web site.



Robert Florio






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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Westin
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:11 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Edge



Yeah I saw them too!

/Thomas



On 13Mar 2010, at 8:17 AM, Sheryl Flynn wrote:



Well done Barrie. I checked out some of the games and enjoyed playing them at GDC yesterday.

Sheryl Flynn P.T., Ph.D

310.913.5707


On Mar 13, 2010, at 2:17 AM, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at googlemail.com> wrote:

Nice little mention for OneSwitch games over at Edge: http://edge-online.com/features/the-friday-game-one-button-games - to blow my own trumpet!



Barrie



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