Space Wave Race Review

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Posted: 5 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan and Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Space Wave Race is a racing game. You compete in an intergalactic racing championship where you will challenge the best pilots in the galaxy. It's designed to be able to be played with just the audio feedback, and offers a challenge for both sighted and unsighted players.

These races will have you flying through a variety of settings such as solar systems, space ruins, and asteroids. In these races, it is your goal to stay on the track, avoid asteroids, and take out enemy ships.

DetailsDetails

Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 07/07/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Racing

Developer: @RisingPixel

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

No ratings available for this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Space Wave Race is uniquely designed to be fully accessible for players with reduced mobility, visual and/or hearing impairments, and dyslexia so that they may enjoy the game's full experience.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Adjust After Setting

Adjustable Anytime: You can adjust the difficulty while playing.

Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

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

No Reading: No reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

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.

Voiced

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.

Menus are Voiced: All of the game menus can be narrated for easier navigation.

Controls

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

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Image

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

Visibility

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

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Audio Depiction of Event Location: Indication with stereo audio of where directional events are on the screen for things like damage, footsteps, environmental elements or way-finding.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Play Without Sight: The game can be played without visuals.

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.

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: @JonahMonaghan


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