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Koala Boutique Accessibility Report

We've documented 15 accessibility features for Koala Boutique in the Difficulty, Getting Started, Reading, Navigation, Controls, Visual and Communication areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Koala Boutique is a strategy game about running a shop on the brink of bankruptcy. Unusually, it's a game designed for two players to play distinct roles. You don't have to play at the same time, but work together to progress as a team. The Adventurer plays on a PC, exploring the dungeon collecting items. The Trader plays on a Smartphone and manages the loot (stock) the Adventurer brings to the shop.

NotesAccessibility Notes

This game is played with two players, one using a desktop (Windows) version and the other using a mobile (Android) version. However, it is an asynchronous game - it does not require both players to play simultaneously.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 23/09/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Strategy

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: @TechPeopleLab

Players: You can play this with 2 players online

Costs: Free

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Difficulty in Koala Boutique which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

Cognitive Pressure

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in Koala Boutique which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance During Play

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play. This clearly displays the mappings of actions to buttons/keys/mouse/keyboard without having to leave the game.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Koala Boutique which deals with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in Koala Boutique which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

Head-Up Display

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.

 

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ControlsControls

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Controls in Koala Boutique which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Mouse and Controller: Can play with mouse and controller simultaneously.

Touchscreen

Additional gestures may be required for games played with a screenreader like VoiceOver.

One Tap Anywhere: Can play with touchscreen, tap anywhere.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Visual in Koala Boutique which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visual Distractions

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or it is included but it can be disabled. This includes the absence of screen shake for dramatic effect as well as to indicate hits on a target.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank. This includes the absence of other movement elements in the background that might distract or confuse the action.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.

 

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AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Koala Boutique which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Koala Boutique, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Communication in Koala Boutique which deals with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Player-to-Player Online Communication

This is how players communicate with each other in online games. This can be to plan strategy, chat as they play or co-ordinate resources.

No Online Chat (Or Preset Phrases Only): Game is played online but no verbal or textual player communication. This includes games that offer player-to-player communication with word-less icons, sounds or preset phrases.

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Android
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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