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I want to write up a series of recommendation / information posts about some of the mobile games I am currently playing. What I've thought of so far is something like this:

- premise: a sentence or two of what the game is about or what the purpose is
- mechanics: what you do and how you do it
- ads: do they exist, are they forced or optional, how annoying
- in-game purchases: what, how necessary
- accessibility: (see below)
- braining required: how much do you have to think
- speed or timed levels
- internet connectivity required?
- summary of why I like it

What else would be useful to know?

And in terms of accessibility -- I can't really judge visual accessibility, though I will do my best. I can do auditory accessibility (whether sound is required / useful). I can definitely do physical accessibility of my own needs (which include "if I am playing on the iPad, do I have to be able to reach the entire screen or just parts" and "horizontal, vertical, or both" (admittedly both is a rare thing), but what else is good? Precision required? Reaction time, maybe. What else?

The posts will be written with the intent of being shareable, so I want them to be as useful as possible without being cluttered.

Great ideas! few more...

Date: 2017-01-10 06:03 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Finding Nemo's Dory, the adventurous fish with a brain injury (dain bramage)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Is speed part of the gameplay? (e.g., some Threes! like games give extra points for speed -- that's fine. Some other games knock off points if I'm slow -- I like to avoid those.)

Can I pause gameplay?

Can I play offline? (seems like a simple Q but some games crash when they can't connect to refresh their annoying ads)

The AppleVis site reviews some games designed for blind people--might be good to link there.

Date: 2017-01-10 10:13 pm (UTC)
ephemera: celtic knotwork style sitting fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] ephemera
Does it require a network connection to start and/or play? (EG, can I play this on the Underground, which is my #1 filtering mechanism for phone games.)


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