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Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale (Dreams) Accessibility Report

We've documented 18 accessibility features for Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale in the Controls, Difficulty, Getting Started, Reading, 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.

Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale is an action puzzle adventure. You play Scoria, a female orc, searching for a herb that will stop her Granny from snoring. However, the plant can only be found in a castle guarded by dragons. With your sword and shield and guided by Herb the Bat you explore, collect keys, coins and health potions. Along the way you must solve pressure pad puzzles to unlock doors and bombs to tear down walls.

NotesAccessibility Notes


The game has two modes, Fun or Glory, Fun has unlimited lives and no scoreboard, while Glory has 3 lives and a scoreboard.

There is a setting to change text to be more readable, but this is only available at the beginning of the game, and only affects the explorer notes.

As with most Dreams games this will save your progress within whole levels only and will not save checkpoints if you leave the game.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)

Players: 1-2

Costs: Free

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale 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.

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.

Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates events or interactions in the game, echoing visual and audio cues. This can provide additional information about progress, approaching enemies or hitting a target.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.

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.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Getting Started in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale 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 Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

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

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.

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.

Assistance For Progressing

These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of maintaining your progression.

Guaranteed Progress With God Mode: There is no fail state for any game level, where you lose progress or have to start again. Or there are options to make failing impossible: infinite health or lives, unlimited time. Sometimes called God Mode or Unfailable.

Assisted Progress With Hints: The game notices if you get stuck and provides information to help you progress. This can offer hints or tutorials popping up during play. It can suggest which difficulty settings to adjust or offer to skip past problematic levels.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Reading in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale 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

How much reading is required to play the game and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student (14-year-old) would appreciate.

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

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height of the screen, or can be adjusted to be. Considered separately from the general text of the game, the subtitles are large, clear and of good contrast.

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.

Captions

Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking. This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale 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.

Colour Options

Colour blind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale 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 Andrea Walney


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