Audio Game Hub
Based in Auckland, New Zealand
April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016
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Audio Game Hub is a set of eight experimental arcade videogames that use audio as their primary interface, making them accessible for both sighted and non-sighted users. “We believe games should be for everyone!” Here at Audio Game Hub our vision is sound; literally. We specialise in using sounds and music to create games for both sighted and non-sighted users. Simply close your eyes and let your imagination run free. AGH contains eight audio mini-games, designed for both non-sighted and sighted users. Multiple genres of casual video games were adapted into accessible audio equivalents, each designed with unique interaction patterns and gameplay mechanics. Become a millionaire by playing in the casino, go back in time to attend the medieval archery contest or prove yourself by battling against the finest samurai warriors of the land. Think you can do it with your eyes closed?
“Nobody makes games for us” were the words of a blind gamer that launched this collaborative project, aimed at bringing the fun of video games to the nearly 300 million visually impaired around the world, as well as the many more who want to play by sound rather than sight. Put simply, most of the games made for the visually impaired currently in the market are much more simple than traditional video games and unfortunately, many audio games are not as developed in terms of depth, diversity, quality or good replay-ability. Clearly, there is a need and a responsibility to provide the visually impaired with richer gameplay than what is currently available. And this is where we come in to continue this good deed and expand on our original project.