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Lego Star Wars: Castaways Accessibility Report

We've documented 22 accessibility features for Lego Star Wars: Castaways in the Controls, Getting Started, Reading, Navigation, Visual, Audio and Communication 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.

Lego Star Wars: Castaways is an action adventure game where you relive moments from the iconic Star Wars saga in Lego's typical tongue-in-cheek style. Explore a vibrant island bursting with minigames and fun details, or go on missions and destroy corruption nodes, all alone or with friends from across the world. This strong emphasis on social elements, combined with the strategy involved in fights and more make it a unique offering amongst both Lego and Star Wars games.

NotesAccessibility Notes


Owing to its online nature, there are no difficulty settings, but the game is designed to be easy enough to be played by small children, so there are no particularly complex parts. There are, however, some parts in levels where being able to quickly respond to in-game events, quickly press buttons and more. In races, you need to be quicker than the other player.

The few parts of the game with dialogue are comprised of gibberish words with large and high contrast subtitles and the name of the speaker. While all the text throughout the game is of this same high contrast, there are many times when it can become quite small, making it somewhat difficult to read.

Levels are clearly navigable, owing to large arrows that point in the direction of corruption modes, and the level design is fairly linear.

Lego Star Wars: Castaways
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/11/2021

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Gameloft (@Gameloft)

Players: 1 (4 online)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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 & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Touchscreen

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.

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).

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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. The following games are similar to Lego Star Wars: Castaways, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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.

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures. This can be a specific practice option, or the ability to play levels with the easiest opponents to improve understanding and skill.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Reading in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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.

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

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

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've documented 5 accessibility features for Navigation in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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.

Clarity

Large Clear Navigation: The in-game navigation and maps are clear to read. They offer large text and offer markers that are large and of high contrast. Where text or information is small, there are settings to zoom-in and increase visibility.

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.

Visual Directional Cues: Additional in-game visual cues that signpost where to go next and how close you are to arriving. This can be with camera movement to focus on your destination or important items. It can use light, breadcrumb trails, in-world pointers to identify your mission's target location.

Head-Up Display

Head-Up Display Navigation: Indication of where to go next with overlaid arrows, minimaps and waypoint markers. This supplements in-game visual and audible cues with additional guidance about where you are and where you need to go.

Menu Navigation

Menus Don't Wrap: Menus don't wrap and stop the cursor at the bottom of the list if you press down. Or menus do wrap but make it clear that you are back at the top of the list with sound or narration.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Visual in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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.

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: Doesn't have 3D movement elements that may trigger motion sickness, like motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision. Or includes the ability to disable motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision effects.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Lego Star Wars: Castaways 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.

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.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

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CommunicationCommunication

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Communication in Lego Star Wars: Castaways which deals with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Player-to-Player Online Communication

This is how players communicate with each other in online games. This can be to plan strategy, chat as they play or co-ordinate resources.

No Online Chat (Or Preset Phrases Only): Game is played online but no verbal or textual player communication. This includes games that offer player-to-player communication with word-less icons, sounds or preset phrases.

 

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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:

iOS Apple Arcade
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.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Ben Kendall


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