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The Retro Remakes 2008 Big Compo looks to make a ‘Game For Helen’

August 30, 2008

One area where arcade titles have tread before is that of making a game that can be played by people who may have a disability that prevents them from enjoying games otherwise. Atari Games did it with San Fransisco Rush 2049 and I have heard of a few other games using similar features. I’m happy to report that a competition will begin on September 1st where the goal is to design an arcade title – which can be anything that you’d find in an arcade whether it’s a video game, pinball, air hockey, pool, cranes, etc. – that can be “[bring] games to those who cannot play arcade type games using conventional controls due to disability.” For first prize they are giving away a nice laptop computer that is worth £1200! That and you’ll feel great working on such a project as well.

Hit the post break for the full rundown on the compo including some tips and links for those interested in getting started and good luck to those who enter!

Also [Retro Remakes Compo Website] [Discuss on the Forum]

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The Retro Remakes 2008 Big Compo looks to make a 'Game For Helen'

August 30, 2008

One area where arcade titles have tread before is that of making a game that can be played by people who may have a disability that prevents them from enjoying games otherwise. Atari Games did it with San Fransisco Rush 2049 and I have heard of a few other games using similar features. I’m happy to report that a competition will begin on September 1st where the goal is to design an arcade title – which can be anything that you’d find in an arcade whether it’s a video game, pinball, air hockey, pool, cranes, etc. – that can be “[bring] games to those who cannot play arcade type games using conventional controls due to disability.” For first prize they are giving away a nice laptop computer that is worth £1200! That and you’ll feel great working on such a project as well.

Hit the post break for the full rundown on the compo including some tips and links for those interested in getting started and good luck to those who enter!

Also [Retro Remakes Compo Website] [Discuss on the Forum]

(more…)