No Dice? No Problem: Web-Based Solutions for Tabletop Gamers

The saying is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but for me, games are apples. Even if I only have time for a single Sudoku, I have to play something to maintain my mental health. And it’s not easy for disabled social gamers. Even if we manage to avoid ableism in our gaming groups, aContinue reading “No Dice? No Problem: Web-Based Solutions for Tabletop Gamers”

For Video Games, Easy Mode Equals Better Accessibility // Tiny Girl Tiny Games – Nintendo 3DS, Mobile, and More

I’m currently playing Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, and largely enjoying it. It’s no Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, but few things in life are. Like all games in the Mario RPG family, Paper Jam expertly mixes action with menu-based commands. … You’d think “The ‘A’ button controls Mario’s actions, and the ‘B’ button controlsContinue reading “For Video Games, Easy Mode Equals Better Accessibility // Tiny Girl Tiny Games – Nintendo 3DS, Mobile, and More”

Games reveal the contrasting colors of accessibility

I had to hear it from Wil Wheaton. Talking to the creators of open-world hit game Uncharted on his show,Conversations with Creators, the geek legend praised a feature that helps you guide protagonist Nathan Drake around its vast, sprawling environment: “And I love there’s that subtle yellow path,” he said. “I never got lost!” WhenContinue reading “Games reveal the contrasting colors of accessibility”

How to expand your audience with Game Accessibility

We make games for others to enjoy. We want to reach the largest amounts of players possible within our target group. There are many decisions we can take in our design process to improve the feel of our game. We can invest time on the core mechanics, the aesthetics, and the sound design. All that is of greatContinue reading “How to expand your audience with Game Accessibility”

Puff activated kick pedal mod for Guitar Hero

Ben Heck has modded the kick pedal on the drums of guitar hero so it can be operated by puff of the mouth by someone who uses a wheelchair.   Ben shows exactly how he went about the awesome mod over on his blog in a post here. http://benheck.com/03-01-2009/air-pressure-kick-pedal-for-gh4 This is a brilliant example ofContinue reading “Puff activated kick pedal mod for Guitar Hero”