Kingdom (Series) Accessibility Report
We've documented 8 accessibility features for Kingdom in the Getting Started, Reading, Controls and Visual 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.In this retro-look strategy game, you must defend your town from the nightly attack of zombies as you develop your technology and civilisation day-by-day. But unlike other tower-defence games – where you set up defences and fend off waves of attacking forces – there’s no access to any statistics so you must discover the best strategy by trial and error. As you incrementally advance, you discover new technology and eventually sail to safety on the next island.
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9-16 year-olds
Release Date: 21/10/2015
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Strategy
Accessibility: 8 features
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
Costs: Purchase cost
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Kingdom 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 Kingdom, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Getting Started in Kingdom 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.
Reaction-Time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions, or there are settings to lower the requirement for quick reactions. This means you don't need to quickly press a button in response to an on-screen prompt, target a fast-moving target or skillfully complete a scenario against the clock.
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.
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 Kingdom, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Kingdom 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.
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.
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If you want to play Kingdom, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Kingdom 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 Kingdom, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in Kingdom which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
2 Buttons: Can play with 2 buttons.
1 Button & Single Stick: Can play with button and stick.
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If you want to play Kingdom, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in Kingdom which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
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.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual
If you want to play Kingdom, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Kingdom 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 Kingdom, 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:
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
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.