In audio gamehub, developed by Gamification Lab of Leuphana University Lüneburg, you can play eight various arcade games by using only audio on your smartphone.
The mini games are completely made accessible for blind and sighted people and still fun to play. Sighted people can also take off the visuals to ‘experience’ it the way blind people do.
The following arcade games are currently playable:
Memory (Animal Farm)
The games are instructed before you play and you can recall about this at any time. The games are simple to play and the sound effects sound nice and subtle. You have eight games to switch in between and the rewarding sounds invite you to continue play on and break your previous high scores.
- Release date:
- May 19, 2016
How to play Audio gamehub
The game is free downloadable from the play store and after installing and opening you receive a little tutorial about how to use the controls and menu’s. After that you can get into the audio hub menu to select your game and play.
Basicly one tap reads out the function and double tapping selects the function. On your top left you find the ‘go back’ button and the right top you find information to explain you the controls at any time.
Note: The swiping is incorrect in this app. To go to the right option, you have to swipe to the right. It feels very unnatural as you are used to swipe left for going to the right.
This game is designed for the blind and visually impaired, the game is completely played by an audio interface.
Although the game has visuals. Everything is explained by audio. By having an auditory disability you can miss out any key instructions and some games do not explain this by intuitive controls or visual feedback. Playing the games with an auditory disability is not recommended.
The game is designed for a smartphone and can be controlled with 1 hand and 1 finger. There is nothing remapable in the game, but it’s not required either.
At any moment in the game you can recall for instructions and the game allows you to play on your own pace. Although the games hold highscores based on time by completion, the scores are shared to you only.
- low vision
- color blind
- one arm
- one key
- no voice