The Blind Fragging the Blind

Wired reports about a new wave of games that cater to the needs of blind gamers. Audio games are appearing in all genres, from multiplayer role-playing games to action-adventure titles, science fiction thrillers, racing games, and puzzle games.

The popular first-person-shooter Quake was even turned into a purely audio experience by All in Play, a company that produces games for both blind and sighted players.

“It was basically a technology prototype to show that even in more graphically inclined games, anything is possible,” said Jeremie Spitzer, co-founder of All in Play.

I had a friend growing up whose younger brother is blind. You wouldn’t have known it for how great he was at the Nintendo version of Street Fighter II though.

One reply on “The Blind Fragging the Blind”

The best way to beat the blind kid at Street Fighter was to reverse the stereo on the tv every few seconds. It would take him a while to figure out what happened, but then he would resume kicking your ace.

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