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Nidhogg Accessibility Report

We've documented 13 accessibility features for Nidhogg in the Getting Started, Reading, Navigation, Controls, Visual and Audio 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.

Nidhogg is a fast two-player duelling game whose simple visuals belie the skill required to defeat your opponent. The novelty is that upon death you reappear in the next screen. The player to advance through the most screens wins.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 12/09/2014, updated in 2014

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita and PS4

Genres: Action, Fighting, Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Messhof (@Messhof)

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Nidhogg which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Nidhogg, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Nidhogg which deals 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

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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If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Nidhogg which deal 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

No Reading: No reading is required, other than simple menus. The game either has no text or can communicate textual content with visuals and interactions. If reading isn't required because the text is voiced the All Dialogue is Voiced feature indicates this.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other information (excluding subtitles that are assessed separately) is at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height of the screen.

Subtitles

All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

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

Menu Navigation

Remap Game Menu Access: Can remap buttons to pause, access and navigate the game menu. This enables you to specify which buttons pop up the game menu, navigate and adjust settings and then resume the game.

 

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If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Nidhogg 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 & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse And Keyboard

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Remap Controls

Can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.

Remap Game Menu Access: Can remap buttons to pause, access and navigate the game menu. This enables you to specify which buttons pop up the game menu, navigate and adjust settings and then resume the game.

 

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If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

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

Contrast

Colourful Contrasting Palette: Game uses generally high contrast and bright visuals, or has a slider to make this the case.

Interactive Elements

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable. Enemies and player characters are at least 1/6 of the height of the screen. Or there is a zoom feature to make them larger.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them. This includes the absence of flashing from dramatic visual effects, explosions or weather effects like lightning.

 

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If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Nidhogg 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.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play Nidhogg, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Audio accessibility:

CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Nidhogg which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Nidhogg, and offer accessibility features for Communication:

System Accessibility Settings

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

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.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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