Mobile Gaming month [part 5]
So here we are at the end of the road. 5 articles and a month of doing nothing but playing games on my phone. I hope you people appreciate what I do to bring you these crappy articles.
I went in to this month with the perfect idea. Take a bunch of mobile games, play each one for about a week and then review them.
This actually turned out to be some fun even if I have had to charge my phone 37 times a day for the last month.
So this week I am going to talk about my experience with accessible games as well as throwing in a few mentions on games I didn’t really talk about.
I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me out with these articles.
I have had help with ideas for games to play, people to verse in online games and some editting and ideas for the articles themselves.
So thank you to all of you!
Some Quick updates
I just want to take a moment to say a few more words on each of the topics I have covered this month.
Blindfold games well I actually don’t have much to say on this topic. I said it all in part 1 of this series.
Crafting Kingdoms: I almost wish I hadn’t played this game because the addiction is strong! Honestly I actually enjoy this game and several weeks on and I am still playing.
Slot Machines: I kept all 3 of the games I downloaded for Part 3, but I really don’t think I will have them much longer. Fruitpot will probably stay but I haven’t even opened that since I wrote the article.
Dice world: This is the game I probably will keep for the longest. It is a good game for just having around and I can’t imagine a reason to delete since it is always something I can just come back to if need be.
Some Quick Mentions
Lets call this the honourable mentions list, both good and bad.
HQ trivia: Love this game. It is amazing and you can win money! Smoke wrote an article about this game so I didn’t need to include it but still it is an awesome game.
Woven Words: I wrote an article about this but it has been a few months and I am still playing it so hey, its fun.
Blind Cricket: I don’t know why this exists. however I played it for 15 minutes and thought wow, this is boring, it will cost money to keep going and I don’t see the appeal. So actually they fucking nailed a cricket simulator.
More Toast: I mean the name alone should tell you all you need to know. You make toast. Seriously you just make toast.
A Blind Legend: OK honestly I didn’t play this game at all, But someone on Twitter said they would set me on fire if I didn’t include it so here it is getting a mention.
The world of accessible games
I don’t really know what I was expecting out of this last month of playing games on my phone. Originally it just seemed like a good way to come up with articles for a month here on the blog. It wasn’t till it actually came to picking the games that I realised I had very little experience with what was available in accessible games for smart phones.
Sure I had played some of the blindfold games, I had started to get in to HQ trivia and I had tried woven words. But honestly that was it. Things like Dice World which I had heard of but never tried, were another part I guess but still.
The number of games available actually shocked me. Sure I knew the blindfold series had a whole fucking lot of games but I never would have guessed that I would find 3 fruit machine games.
Sadly like so many things in life, sure quantity is available but quality is not always a factor.
However something that I guess shocked me when I worked it out has to be brought up right here. The best games that exist are not games designed for the blind. They are the ones that have been made accessible but were originally just normal games.
That whole quality or quantity thing is where things like Blindfold games lose me. lots of games but most aren’t worth playing.
But if you asked me what my favourite accessible games were, I would say in no particular order. It would be Woven words, HQ Trivia and Crafting Kingdoms. All 3 of which were not designed for the blind.
This concept isn’t really new to me. My favourite game is Swamp, the most realistic FPS style game the Blind community has and if any developers are reading this and are considering making new games. Please remember that the sighted community have been making games on a much larger scale for much longer. Keep that in mind when you are trying to come up with your new games. Because the developers that design games like they are for sighted people but accessible, really do seem to make the best games.
The positives and negatives of Mobile Gaming
Lets make a pros and cons list shal we?
pro: Portable who doesn’t like to be able to play on the go. The ability to play games when you are sitting on the train or what ever. It is very convenient.
Con: Touch screens allow for plenty of things but they can’t replace a keyboard and a mouse in some cases.
I guess that is it for my list. I really should have thought this bit through.
As I sit here logged in to Swamp on my computer, With my phone on charge next to me and crafting kingdoms needing to be checked every few minutes. I can’t help but think that I might have some addiction issues to gaming.
But my addictions aside, I actually have really enjoyed this month of mobile gaming. If you haven’t tried many or maybe not any mobile games I recommend trying some. You might not like many at all. But some good ones do exist and some of these games are well worth a few bucks.
Also for those interested I do still play dice world. Hit me up if you want to verse me that is, Hannibal666.
If you want to try HQ trivia tell them hannibal sent you with the code, Hannibal-93 and we can get some extra lives.
Crafting kingdom is love, Crafting kingdom is life!