Posted: A year ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
His running is automatic which just leaves it down to you to jump. As the game speeds up this gets increasingly difficult and relies on quick reflexes. There are no stages, so this is just a challenge for how long you can stay alive.
In 2013 the game was updated to include a female player character and the ability to compete with another player by tapping different sides of the screen.
You can remap keys and adjust audio levels on PC version.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
No Reading: No reading is required.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
1 Button: Can play with single button.
Mouse And Keyboard
Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
One Tap Anywhere: Play with touchscreen, tap anywhere.
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
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.
Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. 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. 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.
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