I contacted the developer of this game. The core of the game is accessible, the
story. However, the story requires you to hack into terminals, help people with
networking, etc, as the main character you're Well rounded with combat but you
primarily perform hacking operations.
The hacking and combat battles come in the form of visual minigames that,
depending on how played, effect the outcome of the battle. Possible outcomes
either you could probably die, get injured, get critically injured, etc.
Since i paid $2.99 for this app, I was slightly disappointed that the battles
weren't playable, as that's what makes up most of the game, besides telling a
sweet story in the process.
Right now, all we can do is read the introduction and start what I think is a
tutorial. The problem? You have to hack the security of a Tank, where it
becomes unplayable. Was surprised to get a response back. Took a few days, but
here it is.
P.S. Anyone know how to contact EA Mobile? They've got two totally text based
games at least that's what I read in reviews, yet VoiceOver is completely
inaccessible with them. These inparticular would be nice to become accessible
due to weekly content and or story updates.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Agni Studios <sur...@agnistudios.com>
> Date: January 12, 2011 2:03:38 AM EST
> To: Orin <orin8...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Regarding Star Breed
> Hi Orin,
> Thank you for contacting us.
> We are sorry you are having a difficult time playing Star Breed. The hack
> section was unfortunately designed to be graphical in nature. Voice Over is
> something that we unfortunately failed to consider while designing the hack
> mini games. Our sincere apologies. In fact, we have been contacted by a few
> other VO users too regarding this exact same issue. So, we're discussing this
> internally to see what's the best way we can implement this for VO users.
> We're just a 2 man team, so we don't have the kind of resources that the
> bigger companies do. But, we'll research this more and come back to you soon.
> Thanks and regards,
> Suresh V. Selvaraj,
> Agni Studios
> On Jan 9, 2011, at 6:54 AM, Orin wrote:
>> I just bought Star Breed today because I heard about it on a gamebook site I
>> was on. Being blind, text based games are a great way to pass the time since
>> very little graphics are involved. In the case of Star Breed, using
>> VoiceOver it was difficult to get through the first two intro screens or so,
>> but I figured it out eventually. The part where I get stuck though is when I
>> have to help an engineer with a Tank. When I jack in, I see a screen that
>> says security threat detected or something like that, with something that
>> says chip timer sequence and medium. When I double-tap either one of those,
>> the VoiceOver gesture for click, nothing happens.
>> Is there possibly anything you can do to make this accessible for VoiceOver
>> blind users? The story parts are great, but so far I'm unable to hack to get
>> passed this tank thing. Love the music I've heard both in the main menu and
>> in the game, on the intro and getting briefed, hope there's a few more
>> tracks. And I hope you guys can somehow make this accessible so my money
>> would be well spent and I can continue the game.
>> Thank you.
>> Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/orinks
>> Skype: orin1112
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