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Gutwhale Accessibility Report

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Gutwhale in the Reading and Controls 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.

Gutwhale is a challenging shooting game set inside a whale. Unusually, you only have one single bullet, which you must continue to collect after each use if you want to shoot again. The game is split into three distinct levels, each with four sub-levels (or rooms). Once all the enemies in any room are dispatched, the floor will disappear and your character will fall into the room below.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 06/04/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: wombatstuff (@wombatstuff)

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Gutwhale 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 Gutwhale, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Gutwhale 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 Gutwhale, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Gutwhale 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

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.

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.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

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

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Gutwhale 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 Gutwhale, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in Gutwhale 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.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

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

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Gutwhale 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 Gutwhale, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Gutwhale 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 Gutwhale, 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:

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.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Wesley Williams


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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