Hi Tom, it's actually something of an irony. I've always been able to play complex 2d games like Metroid Mega man and turrican, but one of the most depressing experiences of my life was when I found at the age of about 14 that games like Mario 64 and original tomb rader were utterly unplayable, both because of lack of contrasting graphics, and because of my spacial awareness problem.

Indeed, that was one of the main things that interested me in audio games to begin with, because playing Shades of doom let me experience something I hadn't before. Even so, I stil find some 3D audio games without the correct navigation features, ---- such as monkey business and even lone wolf completely unplayable because of the difficulty I have comprehending space.


Someone here mentioned blank block, again a game I find utterly impossible myself because I simply cannot maintain a spacial memory of the board, neither can I play chess just with audio no matter how good the board review features are.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
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Hi Dark,

True enough. Strangely though when it comes to creating level maps in
my mind I can not for the life of me think of them in 2d. I suppose
because when I was sighted I saw everything in 3d so when I start
mapping things I automatically think of things having 3d left, right,
up down, front, back. So part of my problem of thinking of how to draw
these levels is imagining it with only up/down or left/right.

Basically, I suppose a lot of VI gamers have problems with 3d, viewing
it as more complex, but I am totally the opposite. I have a problem
with complex 2d worlds because they lack some visual element for me.
So creating a side-scroller, for me, is harder than creating a 3d FPS.

Smile.


On 1/25/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
That to an extent is true Tom, but equally bare in mind that 2D is spacially
easier than 3D.

Many of the problems some people have with 3D are simply space
orientated, ---- heck, if it weren't for good nav features in the gma engine
and terraformers I couldn't play them myself, and in fact find monkey
business and technoshock utterly impossible!

There has never been a complex side scroller in audio, so there is no guide
to what is or is not hard.

Myself, I stil think the hint system I mentioned might be a nice way to
balance things out and stop the game from becoming too challenging.

Beware the grue!

dark.

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