I think if you could pull that off that would be a great idea. We have
something similar here in the states called Closing the Gap, but it
would be way to expensive to actually go there and setup a booth. That
would be a great place to introduce lots of several accessible games,
but since USA Games, GMA, and the rest of us aren't actual corporations
making lots of money we can't just go there every year and setup a booth
like GW Micro, Freedom Scientific, Humanware, and the rest of the big
name companies do. We would need a lot more time and funding to pull
something like that off.
Plus we would have to have some form of demo cds to hand out to techs
and other interested parties with a fairly decent collection of games
for them to hand out to their clients and friends. That is another added
expense and consequence of trying to let them have something to take
home with them.
This is unfortunately true. For the last few years I've gone to sight
village each summer. This is basically the uk Vi tech show, where
companies, charities and organizations wrent stalls and show off their
stuff, while lots of people turn up and look.
Not once though have I seen any accessible games mentioned there at all.
I believe Azabat had a stall one year, ---- but they certainly don't
go frequently, ---- nor is azabat any kind of a good representation of
what audio games are like in general.
this does give me an idea though. Maybe I should see if I could go to
site village as a representative of the gameaccessibility special
interest group and audiogames.net, ---- to do a general show off of
I wouldn't really need any more than my laptop (which has lots of
games on it anyway), a plug, and possibly a net connection if i wanted
to show off something online like sound rts or Che martin's games,
---- and using a double sterrio jack I could wear one pear of
headphones, participants another, and thus I could give instructions.
The show is not until next July, --- -but I'm not sure how late you
have to book your places, or what you have to pay to the organizers to
get a stall.
Maybe though I'll research this and suggest the idea to Richard and
While it might not be ideal, ---- it'd certainly be a good way of
reaching a lot of Vi people who may or may not have access to the net,
---- and sinse I would be representing audiogames.net, ---- I could
show several different types of game depending upon what peoples
hmmm, I'll look in to that one and see where it goes.
Beware the grue!
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