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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Rob Prior.

OverviewOverview

Ear Hockey is a bat and ball competitive game played by listening to the in-game audio alone; no screen required. It uses spatial audio cues to signal to the player where they are in the play-space and where the main game object, the ball, is travelling.

You control a paddle from the first-person perspective and can hear the ball travelling around the court. The goal is to hit the ball so the other player can't return the ball. The first player to score seven points wins the match.

It's an accessible game for players with low vision, but also an interesting game to play and explore you sense of hearing.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/12/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Sports (Rhythm and Traversal)

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Patrick D Farley (@PatrickDFarley)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Ear Hockey

Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Ear Hockey Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:
There's a good tutorial to introduce sounds and interactions. There are some difficulty settings for the computer opponent. You can adjust the volume of the sound. You can't adjust music and effects volume separately.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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