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Press X to Puzzle (Dreams) Accessibility Report

We've documented 19 accessibility features for Press X to Puzzle in the Difficulty, Reading, 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.

Press X to Puzzle is a one button puzzle game. You press or hold a single button in order to progress to the next screen. Sounds simple, but it's actually more cryptic as you have to decipher the instruction. For some screens the solution is obvious, and for others it is more devious. There are also secret achievements to collect which you may discover by accident.

NotesAccessibility Notes

You will need to hold buttons, press buttons quickly. However, it also uses the motion sensor for some puzzles which require you to tilt or shake the controller.

The subtitles are generally large and clear, although occasionally some use a different font that is harder to read on specific levels.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: 800 Pixel Gorilla (@800PixelGorilla)

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

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

Cognitive Pressure

No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.

Save Progress Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time. This doesn’t mean you never lose progress, but it does mean you can stop whenever you want (without having to get to a save point) without losing progress.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Press X to Puzzle 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. The following games are similar to Press X to Puzzle, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Reading in Press X to Puzzle 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

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.

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.

High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.

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.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Press X to Puzzle which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Press X to Puzzle, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Press X to Puzzle 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

1 Button: Can play with a single button.

Motion

Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.

Motion Tilting: Can use movements of the controller to replace steering or simple movement otherwise controlled by left/right movement of a stick.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction stick(s).

Controller Vibration

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 8 accessibility features for Visual in Press X to Puzzle 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

Medium Contrast: Game uses generally well contrasting 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.

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.

Motion Sickness Friendly

Motion Sickness Friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness in 3D games. This includes the ability to disable motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision effects. It also includes games that don't have these movement elements in the first place.

Colour Options

Colour blind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode.

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Press X to Puzzle which deals 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.

 

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System Accessibility Settings

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

PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @LadyLexUK and @GeekDadGamer


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