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Rescue: Mayday Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Rescue: Mayday is a helicopter adventure where you are putting out fires and rescuing civilians. You play the game in a team of two, each on your own device. The Pilot player flies the helicopter but has no visibility and must use information from the other player. The Engineer is in the control tower who can see the storms and other plans to guide the Pilot to the destination safely.

This is the prototype of a game designed to be an inclusive gaming experience for players with different levels of vision. Gameplay is based on the collaboration between two players who play asymmetric roles. One role (the Pilot) implies an entirely auditory challenge (blind accessible) and the other (the Engineer) implies a visual challenge. The game was designed as an inclusive game experience for players with mixed visual abilities.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9-12 year-olds

Release Date: 15/09/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 34 features

Developer: Tech People Lab (@TechPeopleLab)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 2 players online. You need two players to play this. Each player needs to download the game on their computer, and then select the same code when they start to be connected in the same game. If not in the same location, a means of communicating with each other is also important.

CostsCosts

Rescue: Mayday

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store Mac Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be 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

9-12 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Gameplay is based on the collaboration between two players who play asymmetric roles. The game was designed as an inclusive game experience for players with mixed visual abilities.

Pilot Role: can be played without sight. It is controlled either through mouse and keys or keyboard alone. The game provides this player with Audible Directional Cues that they need to communicate to the other player. The game narrates the direction you are facing and provides ongoing audio cues to aid your rescue of civilians. It also narrates how much water remains to extinguish fires.

Engineer Role: can be played without hearing. It is controlled through mouse alone. It depends on the interaction with visual elements.

When you start the game you are prompted to turn on/off narrator, choose language. You then select control scheme when you start the game.
 
Our Rescue: Mayday Accessibility Report documents 34 accessibility features:

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