Alt254 Review

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Posted: 12 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Alt 254 is a minimalistic adventure game. Using just a few pixels, it boils down the elements of adventuring (exploration, chests, enemies and landscapes) to the absolute minimum visual representation.

The whole game is just 21x26 pixels but still creates a sense of wonder. Weapons and skills are reduced to the bare minimum too: you need precision, speed and wits to beat enemies and overcome all kinds of hazards.

The result is not only a deconstruction of a video game, but a chance to see how these games work regardless of the fidelity of the visuals. It's a chance to see how games work as well as go on a new adventure.

Each location is different and brings its own challenges. As you progress you find broken pieces of your memory -- glimpses of a lost past, like a shattered mirror, its pieces scattered around the world. Maybe when you find them all, you will understand who you are and why you are here.

DetailsDetails

Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Playing

Developer: @RenameStudio

 

TipsTips

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Although not officially rated, the game developer has suggested that it would likely be a PEGI 7.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Adjust Head Up Display: Remove or resize head-up display to remove distraction and make more visible.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

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

System Settings

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.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @eamongaudio


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