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Stormworks: Build and Rescue Accessibility Report

We've documented 8 accessibility features for Stormworks: Build and Rescue in the Difficulty, Controls, 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.

Stormworks is an open world adventure where you design, build and pilot your own air sea rescue service. You create programmable vehicles using it's block-building system and pilot them into dangerous situations to rescue stricken vessels or individuals. Planning is as important as execution if you are going to safely carry out your rescue.

NotesAccessibility Notes

There are lots of difficulty options that can be customised to suit your play: advanced simulation, vehicle damage, spreadable fire, prolonged exposure to the sea resulting in hypothermia, mechanical damage (rotor blades), water pressure damage and sharks.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 11-16 year-olds

Release Date: 28/02/2018

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: Dan Games (@Dan_Games)

Players: You can play this with 5 players online

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in Stormworks: Build and Rescue which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Difficulty Options

Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game to create a challenge of an appropriate level. Adjusting elements individually enables you to tailor gameplay to suit your needs and style of play.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

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

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Stormworks: Build and Rescue 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. The following games are similar to Stormworks: Build and Rescue, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Stormworks: Build and Rescue which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Stormworks: Build and Rescue, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Stormworks: Build and Rescue which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Mouse And Keyboard

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

Remap Controls

Can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.

Invert X/Y Axis: Can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming. This enables you to match your instinctive orientation when looking.

Sensitivity

You can adjust

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in Stormworks: Build and Rescue which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Motion Sickness Friendly

Motion Sickness Friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness in 3D games. This includes the ability to disable motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision effects. It also includes games that don't have these movement elements in the first place.

Colour Options

Colour blind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Stormworks: Build and Rescue 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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If you want to play Stormworks: Build and Rescue, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Stormworks: Build and Rescue which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Stormworks: Build and Rescue, and offer accessibility features for Communication:

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 @GeekDadGamer and @cbGameDev


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