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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you know any video game for blind people ?

Hi KnotedCakez > Thanks for your link. It seems to be a great association. I’ll get in touch with them soon.

Hi Peace_keeper > The game you are describing could be the SCRABBLE. this game, for blind people is all covered with brail, as you mentionned it. I once played with a blind-man, but i suspected him to tcheat, as he keeped getting the more interesting letters from the bag. I then realize, he was just very good with letters, words and combinations.

Hi Twilight_ninja > don’t know how to do so. But if an administrator think it has to, go ahead ! My first question was, “Do you know any video game usable for Blind People.” As most people don’t even think that Blind people do play on vidéo game, I wrote Magdales as an exemple.

Magdales is still going on. Rumors have apeared in Magdales. Those are a good way to find Quest in the game. Peace_Keeper : I might create the quest : “follow the line that led to the evil orc and stab it with a pencil.” I’m still looking to create Quest with a real background … not the FEDEX quest where you need to find some wood in a demoniac forest 400 km away. (and you only need to pretend to be there, chop the 3 trees in your garden and earn a reward.)
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I make some correction with the economical modul of Magdales. Building have now money to buy/sell some stuffs
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Traduction French to English is almost done. All the database has been translated (many thanks to our player/helper). We still need to translate the php part using get_text …This part is really hard to coordonate and it will required more more time.

Have a good day ! Enjoy your Week end !
kéké who had hardly had time to play on kongregate …

 
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Hi,

Magdales still working. Last, we had a new “Facebook’s like” module which is still accessible. You may now declare friend (or ennemy) in the game. When you do an heroique action (like wining a fight, or save a princess), you may write down this action on your wall. Friends of yours will then be able to see your actions. In some cases, you may also be rewarded for your action.
This part is done using rather new technology : AJAX/JQUERY but part of programm has still be designed so as “blind people” can use this module.

Here is a extract of the stat is generated by this new module:
NB reward taken : 675
38 % de reward has been taken (other can be timed out)
83 % of player who get at least a reward was using “blind user” option.

Did you thought than Facebook could be accessible ? (The only part which is almost usable by blind-people is the “facebook for mobil-phone” application). As facebook run some game, we might one day be able to see accessible game in it ? May it allready occures. If so, would you mind tell me ?

kéké

 
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Thank you beauval for the link.
I never heard about that one … but still, those game can be boring after 1 or 2 try …

MUD, as frogdice said are really good game. FY, one blind administrator of Magdales, told me we could make a bridge between magdales and a MUD game. But we haven’t choose that way. Magdales is both for impair and good-health peoples. Mud can be played by people with no disabilites … but won’t play because it is not graphical enought.

By the way Magdales is now 50% traducted. I asked our translator to focus on first step in game translation … but this has not applyed yet. Also pictures with Text are not translated yet…

Still, you may have a go :
http://www.en.magdales.com/

Hope you’ll enjoy !
kéké

 
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Hi FrancisFire,

Could you tell where to have more information about this game called “the pit” ?
I can’t find anything on the internet on that topic. Could that be Fallout 3 : The Pit ? (any link please ?) Those kind of game are really hard for blind peope… the only personnal shooter game i find that can be used by blind people is Doom (1st version) modified in “shades of doom”. But in that version, level are modify to be less like a maze. Also the path is materialised by heart-beating (poete would have say : “follow my heart beat !” :-) )

Over games have blind adaptation : Chess, Go, Scrable. I allready play against a sight-less man on a chessboard … Strategy is so different ! I’m not a good player : my favorite piece is the bishop and tower. Those are the nemesis piece for blind people as it can goes “too quickly” accross the chessboard.

 
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Hi hangman95 >>>> Interesting.. I wonder how you could create the illusion of audio direction though. Without being able to direct the audio, trying to pinpoint locations would be hard. And even if you could make sound seem to come from the sides of a person, i imagine it would be hard to make it sound like it’s coming from behind a person without a speaker back there.

Just plug your usual headphone (no need to be a high tech one) then go there.

http://www.audio-3d.com/demo.html
and clic on yellow tag “Essayer audio-3D headphone” (kind of french to say try it)

Imagine game with this quality ^^.

Despite, Magdales is not at all relying on Audio. Audio dev was more for the “Accessibilité tag” and was used when competiting for the “Handicap 2012”. This module will now grown mostly alone when there will be any need.

kéké

 
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oh thank you VIkaTae … i also get an headacke reading all those.
Doom was on of the first personal shooter in 1993 … But it was also realease for blind peolple in 2001 : http://www.gmagames.com/sod.html

Music for deaf, si not very popular has you may imagine, but, deaf people still go in party dancing with rythm thanks to the … boom boom speaker that can be “feeled” within all the body.
In fact, I had seen a movie called “The dancer” where a very pretty girl was having the dream of dancing, despite her deaf handicap :
http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=24849.html

But, this is less my subject, as the deaf “problem” in Magdales has been solved with Text replacing all the sounds of the game.
VikaTae > A lot of game already exist where blind peolple can play alone, or VS other blind people.
Magdales idea is more to take out as much as possible the handicap, and let people play together, without knowing once handicap. Most of my player are “regular” users (like 4/5 of the players).
On the other hands, graphical interface + cinematic + clic & drop has to be refactoried or at list, set with alternative use…
One sample among any others (can be seen without beeing connected, but it is not tranlated in english yet ! Sorry) : Fighting result can be both been seen with dynamic HTML 5 picture + everything beeing transcripted for blind people beneth :
http://www.magdales.com/i_voir_combat.php?acteur=10516&date=1357673298&cle_combat=32677251036&ligne_protagoniste=0

kéké

 
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To Yiu113 :
Hi,

I could have said that 48% of our database has been transcripted into Shaekspear tongue, but i was waiting for a more psychological 50% before any notification.
I could have said that the game has really improve during the last 10 years and that would have been true.
I could have sait that 30789 players has already join the game (french hour is 20h42 on 03/01/2013)…

But that’s not how i feel it. I’m not very found with “announcement effect”. I really prefer the normal way … meaning saying hi at the beginning of every message, say happy new year when it’s time to, or giving new of my game when I had news that can do the trick.
There are some news, but those are not yet translated in english, so you may not use them properly.

Have good night !
Kéké

 
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Magdales team wish you a Happy New year 2013 !!!

 
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Thank you administrator or moderator ^^.

 
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JackM30 > why do you put those message ?
Is the idea of “video-game for blind people” means something strange to you ?
If so, you can ask google to see what the world is. For example :
http://www.nowhereelse.fr/aveugle-jeux-video-44643/

kéké

 
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Hi !

In france, those would never work :
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1636225881/sound-challenge
French people are not used to pay to start a new project… mostly they don’t want to pay at all.

Good news in our Magdales game.
50% of the game has been translated in English tongue. So, if you wish to play, you may try ^^
http://www.magdales.com
By the way new part of the game had been deployed last week. You can now (in a accessible way) transform some stick into arrows … and some others transformations.

Kéké

 
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Hi Vegeta ^^.

Magdales is unavailable for 2 days. We are making a Reset (as we use to do when the game is won).
The game should be avalaible in a couple of days.

Have fun !

 
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Hi… I like the idea of different kind of voice depending the species you play.
There is some visual distinctions in the actual game : the on/off sound is a hear. If you play a human, it is human hear. if you play an elf, it is an elfish hear …
The same thing appear in the personnal logs. If you play a dwarf, there is a dwarf picture.

I didn’t thought about differents sounds .. (trollish voice, elf voice) but, this could be great … The trouble is, that I still have to found as many sound as species you can play.

kéké

 
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elsid >>> I dont think blind people play onlin games

Elsid, what make you think that ?

Kéké

 
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sleepallnight > it sounds great !

Actually, at the moment I’m hadding sounds when you’re walking. If you walk on grass, it goes “cra cra cra”, if you walk on stone “bum bum bum”, if you walk on water it goes “plouf”, if you go on sans it does a sand like sounds ^^.

In Magdales, i made two kinds of sounds : those which need translations, and those which doesn’t. If needed, voice can then be translated in any language.

kéké

 
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kéké has lost is sense of humour too ^. I thought you were serious ! I’ve been trapped ^.

Thanks Don Septico for the “AbleGamers foundation”. I didn’t eared about it before today ^^. (I hit the “i like it” on facebook)
I will read their web site today or tomorrow.

Have a nice day !

kéké
PS : douchenorris > I never eared about mind controling execept in Science Fiction … Is it some kind of humour ? have you got any web site who deal about it for real ?

 
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Just to say that our data base translation in english had reach 2%. We keep hopes to translate 50% of the database for the 1st of may.

BTW, we will present our game on a 3 days show called : handicap 2012.
http://handicap2012.cnam.fr/?page=concours
It is organized by a huge french institution call CNAM. (National Center of Art and Work)

All the games/technology that will be presented on this 3days of meeting are made for accessibility.

Do you know if, in USA/England/Canada/Australia there is some meeting for video-game & handicap ?

kéké

 
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OmegaDoom > We also have our dumb/idiot in France too. Ignoring others people troubles make them fell better.

That_Fman_Limey > No herbs or medical plants had been using writting the message. Sorry. It’s impossible for me to deal anything. I’m used to repeat sentences or words, or sometime to spell the word H-A-N-D-I-C-A-P to those who had never been concern … yet.
So :
Blind people Can use internet using 2 common ways : Voice OR Braille text.
- Voice is something you can understand
- braille is a bit harder to imagine, if you had never look at a “refreshable Braille display” : Some pics on this web site :
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plage_braille
This crasy keyboard-like tools is some how a screen. You can read in braille all what is display on your screen.
Braille is not a language, but a way to represent usual ASCII text.
‘A’ stand for a single dot
‘B’ stand for 2 dot like a column
‘C’ stand for 2 dot in line …
All other text are discribe here.
http://www.accessibleprinting.com/images/braille6.gif

My game is in French (my native language). I need to translate this game in english so as You (english readers) can have go.
I don’t need to “translate in braille” because this mean nothing …
If you got a text in french and a “refreshable Braille display” … you’ll read it in french
If you got a text in spanish and a “refreshable Braille display” … you’ll reat it in spanish.
Braille just transcode readable caracters into touchable caracters.

Do you understand That_Damn_Limey, WwarMmachine, GameBuilder15 ?
If so … feel free to show how clever you are, and tell all you friend that you have learn something today, on a ludic web site call Kongragate ^^.

At the moment, no news on my side about translation French>English progression … But the game keep going ^. Translation involve only one dev … we are upgrading the game every days… Yesterday, a new donjon had appeared with traps, devil monsters, some chests, and a lot of xp ^.

Kéké

 
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Donseptico > Mille merci !
I allready changed the 3 little buttons (register, play and lose your pass), and figured out all the images i need to change (Présentation, Informations sur la partie, Bonus et aide ).
I’ll check all the others (out game and in game).
And i will translate them in german, chinese, spanish, italian …

OmegaDoom > soome tools may transform regular text into braille.
It look like this : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plage_braille

and it is very helpfull for blind people working in software decelopment ^^. I can tell.
Some blind people can read up to 4 time quicker than any able people.

Kéké who need to rest a little bit cause he have to wake up at 5 in the morning…

 
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donseptico > many thanks for those studies. Most of blind people use to be granny … and most of them don’t even consider the potential of using a computer.

I’m using the French INSEE (http://www.insee.fr/fr/) which give a lot of similar information for France.
In China, the blind population using internet is over 5 Millions … huge market as well ^^.

I hope English and chinese translation of my game will be done soon. It’s a very long work you know.

darkmikasonfire > I think the problem is missinformation … You might be as clever as Einstein, if you don’t even consider that disable people living in everybody’s word, you may ignore that they can play most of the usual game. I heard the word “Accessibility” by accident 7 years ago… Before this time, I was as those “goddamn retarded” that hurt your head. I wasn’t dumb but ignorant. I’ve been instructed by now.
By the way, your experience (as english AND blind player) interess me a lot … could you please “try” my game in the english version ? If yes go to > www.en.magdales.com . A real mail is required, but if you’re afraid, you can delete it after your inscription (meaning you will never be able to get a new password if needed.) This game took place in med-fan world. There is some canadians who can both speak english and french.
My account is kéké_admin … you cannot avoid me if I’m connected … as most of player wait for my arrival to get new bonus, free téléportation and so on.

kéké

 
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Acedragon : Very well at the moment.

As translators people works on the translation part, we are working on adding new audio samples in the game.
Thanksfully, we had think about translating audio in differents tongues. We where close to forget about it ^^. It would have means some more hours of work to redo this part…
By the way, as we are working with disable people, we thought that we should include a support to deaf people. So, has we include a the few dozen of sounds, we also had a new option “deaf or hearing impaired” that, if you select this option, will write a text when sounds is been played. The translation is not yet done, but it will write something like that :
-——
You are in Yotardrie town.
*NOISE : noise of a crowd in a little village *
What do you want to do :
- Visite Townhall
- Visite the Fisherman
- Go to your temple
- Try a “coup d’état”
-——

Thanks for asking !

Somehow, you may like the idea. If so, don’t hesitate “to like” the facebook way ^^.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Magdales/186056501429724

kéké
PS : Some drawing had been made during the last week. I’ll include them has quickly as i can.

 
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EPR89 > thanks for the link. I’m going to read about this project !

acedragon > thank you ! It already work with french speaking people. It should work with english people ^^ (as far as my translation in english is readable).

brandenzard > And cinema means “moving motion” … no implying sounds which is the case most often.

Like “cinema for blind people”, “work for disable people”, “race for legless people”, “water foot ball”, “walking on the moon”, or in the last century “work for women”, “wearing pants for women”, “no woman on a boat” … Things change with time …
We do say in France : “Cat is a cat, Dog is a dog. Say the right terme for the right things and everything will be easier”.
My game is a vidéo game … and it is also playable by blind people. It is an accessible video game.

Is “accessible video game” would sounds better than video game usable for blind people ?

I’m not sure that accessibility is something people can understand nowaday … Common people don’t even know/care that disable people are really “Able” to do something.

kéké

 
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>>> Hexiom Connect has a color blind feature

I try this game … and i’m not shure this game can be playable by blind people. I think that not all game can be used by blind people … but most of game can.
For exemple : I played GemCraft (Kongragate game !). With a lot of modification, this game could be playable by DV. A pause, were you can still make some action. A summary of monsters that are displayed. An help to find were you should drop your tower …

Funkychicken >>> Some DV can read 4 times quicker than valid people do. In that context, re-translating image to text can be as useful as audio.

kéké

 
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Sorry … i try hexiom connect :
http://www.kongregate.com/games/Moonkey/hexiom-connect
but it doesn’t seems to work on my computer.

In fact can’t play to GemCraft also … Ok, sounds as if i couldn’t play anymore one Kongregate …

IAMOT > I’ll see hexiom connect on monday then !

have a good we.

kéké

 
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Thanks a lot ParaNoir !

This kind of answer is what i really love ! (better than zombieluigi’s answer).

I’ll tell you my translation progression … So as some of you can test the game and tell me your opinion !

Many thanks !

Kéké