Many Dreamcast games can already be played using switches and sensors using an adapted Namco Arcade Stick with Dreamcast adapter. It's such a fantastic console, that I seriously recommend that people try it out for themselves. Not much in the way of one-switch games, beyond the mini-game of Darts in Shenmue and Shenmue II but great for team play sharing controls.
Edit 14.9.2012: Sadly Help You Play is no more, but the brilliant info is happily archived at the Way Back Machine.
You can play an on-line trial version for free at EA mobile USA.
via: OddBob at RetroRemakes Accessibility Angle forum.
Labels: one-switch games
Features include: A "PEACE mode" for gamers with slower reactions; A variety of difficulty levels; Full sound options; Simple controls.
It's a natty idea, and one that I hope does well. Of interest Accessible Gaming wise is their Dream-Gamer work on making this device compatible with games consoles.
via: BBC.co.uk and RetroRemakes forum
These controllers were originally for use with the Sony PSone for kids in Japan. However, as with all Playstation controllers, they can be adapted to connect to PCs via the USB port. Could be useful for someone out there, especially if using JoyToKey with it.
As a side note... I tracked down a site called Hirau Potter Net (great name!) - which has quite a few interesting electronics hack projects to look through. Added this to my D.I.Y. links.
Over the last three years we’ve been gathering information for the SpecialEffect GameBase about a huge range of computer games and leisure software. We've been finding out if and how each game can be played using access technology like switches, headpointers and adapted keyboards. Success with using this technology for games and leisure can lead to huge gains in self-confidence and motivation.
Perhaps most importantly of all, it can provide a way for young people with disabilities to socialise and compete with others on a level playing field. For more information about SpecialEffect, email email@example.com or contact us by telephone on 01608 811909 or 0791 807 7177."
It's a great project that needs game reviewers to join up and start writing. Be honest, and help others to find excellent games and avoid shabby inaccessible ones. See you there?
"Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? QUEST TV takes you to the international Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games accessible for everyone."