[games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 90, Issue 18

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 27 20:02:22 EDT 2011



Interesting to hear about the exclusive profile option on adroit switchblade, clever little workaround -
http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/adroit-switchblade.html


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> 1. Voices in the Dark - Computer Game for the Blind

> (Tara Voelker (Tefertiller))

> 2. Re: Guiness Book of Records - SpecialEffect - EuroGamer

> (Barrie Ellis)

> 3. Re: Voices in the Dark - Computer Game for the Blind

> (Eleanor Robinson)

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> Message: 1

> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:42:57 -0400

> From: "Tara Voelker (Tefertiller)" <ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org>

> Subject: [games_access] Voices in the Dark - Computer Game for the

> Blind

> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>,

> Pablo Gorigoitia <pablo at serjuegos.cl>

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> Hello!

>

> I wanted to share something with everyone. There is currently an effort

> going on to raise money for the developement of a computer game for the

> blind (or really, and one who can listen to headphones). The game is called

> Voices in the Dark.

>

> It's all audio based and uses stereo audio in headphones for a 3D sound

> effect. You can find more information about the project in English

> here<http://www.iguanabee.com/2011/08/voices-in-the-dark/> or

> in Spanish here<http://idea.me/proyecto/23/vocesenlaoscuridad?siteLang=es_ES>.

> Both links have a video demo of the game play.

>

>

> Here is some copy paste from the English website:

>

>

> *HOW WILL I PLAY IT?*

>

> *In Voices in the Dark you will always be accompanied by a character that

> will guide you and give you tips about what to do, the world around you,

> other characters, the story of the game and more. There will be two main

> sequences of gameplay:*

>

> - *Free exploration/puzzle solving: You are put in a room or closed area

> and given a goal (e.g. put down a fire, as in the first part of our video).

> You must follow the audio clues for the elements in the area and interact

> with them in order (find the bucket, go to the river and grab some water,

> then put down the fire with it). *

> - *Quick time events: Just like QTE in other games, you must react in

> time to the orders your companion gives you. In the video, you are attacked

> by a monster and your partner tells you to dodge right and left. Fail to

> follow the cues correctly or in time, and your story may end there. *

>

> *The last part of the video is about two people escaping some thugs. This is

> like a non-interactive cutscene in other games.*

>

> *We are working on other types of interaction, but we hope to keep them a

> surprise. [image: ;-)] *

> Right now the only have it available in Spanish, but also have plans for an

> English and Japanese version.

>

>

> Thanks!

>

> --

> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

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> Message: 2

> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:24:20 +0100

> From: "Barrie Ellis" <oneswitch at gmail.com>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Guiness Book of Records - SpecialEffect -

> EuroGamer

> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"

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> Pretty sure that's secret info! Don't want to give anyone any advantages.

>

>

> From: Javier Mairena

> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:54 AM

> To: Barrie Ellis ; IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Guiness Book of Records - SpecialEffect - EuroGamer

>

>

> Do you know the game, system and/or software will you use?

>

>

> On 26 August 2011 12:44, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Not sure, probably one or two set-ups on the go at one time, with a constant stream of gamers I'd guess. Should be a lot of fun, and raise awareness.

>

> Barrie

>

>

>

> From: Javier Mairena

> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:14 AM

> To: Barrie Ellis ; IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Guiness Book of Records - SpecialEffect - EuroGamer

>

>

> Greaaaat!!! :)

>

> How many players will be able to play there at the same time?

>

>

> On 26 August 2011 11:58, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> EuroGamer expo will be hosting a world record attempt using eye-gaze gaming technology next month:

>

> http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-24-eg-expo-to-host-world-record-attempt

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> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:55:36 -0400

> From: Eleanor Robinson <eleanor at 7128.com>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Voices in the Dark - Computer Game for the

> Blind

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> On 8/26/2011 10:42 AM, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) wrote:

> > Hello!

> > I wanted to share something with everyone. There is currently an

> > effort going on to raise money for the developement of a computer game

> > for the blind (or really, and one who can listen to headphones). The

> > game is called Voices in the Dark.

> > It's all audio based and uses stereo audio in headphones for a 3D

> > sound effect. You can find more information about the project in

> > English here <http://www.iguanabee.com/2011/08/voices-in-the-dark/> or

> > in Spanish here

> > <http://idea.me/proyecto/23/vocesenlaoscuridad?siteLang=es_ES>. Both

> > links have a video demo of the game play.

> > Here is some copy paste from the English website:

> >

> > */HOW WILL I PLAY IT?/*

> >

> > /In Voices in the Dark you will always be accompanied by a character

> > that will guide you and give you tips about what to do, the world

> > around you, other characters, the story of the game and more. There

> > will be two main sequences of gameplay:/

> >

> > * /*Free exploration/puzzle solving:* You are put in a room or

> > closed area and given a goal (e.g. put down a fire, as in the

> > first part of our video). You must follow the audio clues for

> > the elements in the area and interact with them in order (find

> > the bucket, go to the river and grab some water, then put down

> > the fire with it). /

> > * /*Quick time events:* Just like QTE in other games, you must

> > react in time to the orders your companion gives you. In the

> > video, you are attacked by a monster and your partner tells you

> > to dodge right and left. Fail to follow the cues correctly or in

> > time, and your story may end there. /

> >

> > /The last part of the video is about two people escaping some thugs.

> > This is like a non-interactive cutscene in other games./

> >

> > /We are working on other types of interaction, but we hope to keep

> > them a surprise. ;-) /

> >

> > Right now the only have it available in Spanish, but also have plans

> > for an English and Japanese version.

> > Thanks!

> > --

> > Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

> > <http://igda-gasig.org/>

> >

> >

> >

> >

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> Tara - If the developers want some additional information about making a

> game that is blind accessible, don't forget to point them at

> www.blindcomputergames.com There is a lot of information we gained from

> developing our games that are blind accessible and there may be some

> things that the developers have not thought of included on that website.

> Eleanor Robinson

> 7-128 Software

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