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I require blind participants for my final year project.

First of all, I am extremely sorry if I have posted in the wrong section or come to the wrong place entirely.

I am Stewart Whitworth, a computer science student at the University of Derby in England. For my final year project I have chosen to develop a video game that is playable by the visually impaired. I would like to ask some questions and even get some visually impaired people to test the game. In this game the player controls a pirate ship and must listen to the orders shouted out by the crew about enemy ships and respond by firing the correct cannons. The player must also avoid grounding the ship onto land by reacting the vibrations of the controller.

It should be mentioned that to set up and test the game before its completion will require some tech experience, as I am not able to travel to help you out! An XBOX 360 controller will also be required.

I understand that I might be looking for a very specific group of people to help me. But I will appreciate any response I get back on this. Any participants will receive access to the final version of the game which will be available on the indie games section of XBOX Live.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: I require blind participants for my final year project.



well, I cannot help because i no x box. how did it go? hope it went well.
Mikaela


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Hi,
I've never played a video game in my life but that sounds really fun. Thanks for thinking of the blind and visually impaired in your video game project. I know it's kinda late for a reply but I thought I'd post one anyway.


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Sorry, no xbox for me either. I love that your are doing this with people like us in mind. Cool dude. Thanks!


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Why no love for the PS3?

Seriously though, that sounds fun. Unfortunately, I haven't got a XBOX, but please, if you do find your test group, let me know how it goes.


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