SpecialEffect's Top 5 Tips for Game Developers...

Published by: Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect) on 8th Sep 2011 | View all blogs by Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect)

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SpecialEffect has a team of experts in special needs, games and access technology who offer free advice to game developers who are interested in making their games playable by a broader audience.

If you would like us to take a look at your game or ask our 'take it or leave it' advice at the ideas stage, please contact us at info@specialeffect.org.uk

Below you can find our top five accessibilty tips to consider adding to your game. For more in-depth information please take a look at our
Wish List for Accessible Game Design.

So, here we go...our top five accessibility tips to get the ball rolling:


1. Add Speed/Difficulty Settings

Consider a very broad range of abilities.

2. Visual Aids
Such as colour-blind and high contrast options

3. Audio Aids
e.g. subtitles and separate volume levels

4. Control Options
For instance, re-mapping and control simplification options

5. Display Accessibilty Features
Let people know what accessibilty features your game has by openly describing them


Please see the video below for a couple of examples of each:

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