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The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature Accessibility Report

We've documented 14 accessibility features for The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature in the Controls, Getting Started, Reading, 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.

The Wander is an adventure game that offers a fresh (and remarkably faithful) look at the myth of Frankenstein. As you move through the hand-painted world you piece together who you are and where you came from. You choose not only where to go, but how to respond to the people you meet, whether to conform to who they want you to be or forge your own darker path.

NotesAccessibility Notes


There isn't a tutorial in the game nor a menu where you can view controls, so it can be difficult to deduce what to do initially.

Many areas of the game are very bright and of low contrast, making it occasionally difficult to decipher where you are and where to go. The lack of any map or navigation system exacerbates this.

The text throughout is high contrast and large, but the cursive font used may make it difficult to read for some players.

While there are some colour-based puzzles, different locations of items and sound are also used to reinforce what order to select items in, so the game can be played without dependence on colour, and also sound.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/10/2019

Price: 70% off

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: ARTE Interactif (@ARTE_Interactif)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 6 accessibility features for Controls in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods (a second or more) is not required or can be switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the movement stick/button which is not considered a hold for this purpose.

Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.

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 The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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 The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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

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.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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 The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Visual in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visual Distractions

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank. This includes the absence of other movement elements in the background that might distract or confuse the action.

Colour Options

Colour blind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature 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.

Play Without Hearing

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

 

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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:

Android
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
 
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
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.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
iOS
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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