[games_access] Paralympics Video game

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 10:53:11 EDT 2012


Brilliant idea, Robin.

The Paralympics starts on the 29th of August to the 9th of September, and these are the games: http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/sports/.

Here's a wish list for Accessible Game Design: http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/wish-list-for-accessible-game-design_531.html.

Here's some examples of what games already exist / can be adapted: http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/game-base-video-olympicks-2012_882.html (Boccia, Wheelchair Rugby, Goalball and Blind Football being the main Paralympic examples). Would love to see more and better.

Here's some inspiration: http://youtu.be/tuAPPeRg3Nw and http://blogs.channel4.com/paralympics/2012/06/29/why-is-there-no-official-london-2012-paralympics-video-game/

Would be great to get AbleGamers, SE, IGDA GASIG members behind it such a push. I don't have much time to chuck to give this, but what do you and others think is needed to make this happen? Could it?

Barrie



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> I'm intrigued by the idea of a London Paralympics game. What about

> sponsoring a world-wide game jam focused on accessible Paralympics-themed

> games to celebrate/advertise the start of the games?

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>> Yeah wheelchair rugby certainly has potential, a game that captured the

>> physicality of the sport in as effective a way as that Paralympics commercial

>> does would surely be a winner.

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>>> That Boccia game's already on the list, but thanks Ian, and fully agree with

>>> your points. It's certainly the most fun of the bunch. You can play it using

>>> an on-screen keyboard, and I know at least one-switch gamer that really likes

>>> it (even though it doesn't have a one-switch mode - they play with support).

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>>> Would love to see the wheelchair rugby taken to the next level. I can imagine

>>> an alternate parallel universe with SEGA Virtua Wheelchair Rugby in arcades.

>>> Recon that would be a lot of fun to play.

>>>

>>> Barrie

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>> Worth a look:

>> http://blogs.channel4.com/paralympics/2012/06/29/why-is-there-no-official-lond

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