Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 (Series) Accessibility Report
We've documented 10 accessibility features for Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 in the Controls, Getting Started, Reading and Navigation 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.Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 s Epic 3 is the latest game in the series, and you are on a mission to save your friends who have been scattered throughout the world by an earthquake. Work out the puzzles so you can progress through the game.
Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 has the following accessibility.
There is subtitled text, but the voice-overs are nonsense words. Tutorial information is primarily provided with pictures rather than text and you can view these at any time.
Requires constant internet access to play on smartphone devices.
Play controls involve drawing on the touchscreen with your finger (for devices with this option).
Release Date: 03/12/2013, updated in 2022
Price: 35% off
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Genres: Adventure (Action, Creative, Fighting, Platform and Puzzle)
Accessibility: 10 features
Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Open World
Developer: Hitcents (@Hitcents)
Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Controls in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Additional gestures may be required for games played with a screenreader like VoiceOver.
Two Motions Targeted: Can play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps, swipes or hold gestures.
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If you want to play Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.
We've documented 4 accessibility features for Getting Started in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 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. This includes games that always display buttons to press during play.
No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.
Assistance For Progressing
These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of maintaining your progression.
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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If you want to play Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:
We've documented 4 accessibility features for Reading in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 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.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.
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.
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.
Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking (or there is only ever one person speaking). This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.
All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.
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If you want to play Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 which deals 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.
Clear Mission Objectives: The game provides clear, structured missions with directional guidance and advice on which can be attempted next. This also indicates (ideally on maps where they are provided) which missions can't be attempted because you do not have the appropriate items yet.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation
If you want to play Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, and offer accessibility features for Visual:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Draw a Stickman: Epic 3 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 Draw a Stickman: Epic 3, and offer accessibility features for Audio:
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
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 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
Read more about system accessibility settings.
Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer