Well, before I say yes/no I'd like to know all of the technical
specifications of such a console. What operating system will it use?
What programming languages will be available for development? How are
you going to redistribute games like Asteroids when last I checked the
copyrights are still held by Activision?
Basically, what I'm saying is I'm interested, but before I were to
stake a financial commitment on something like that I'd like to have
full technical details and specifications on something like that. Plus
I want to know if any game developer can port games to it or if it is
just going to be for the technical elite that know C/C++. One of my
major concerns is that not many blind developers will step up to the
plate to create games for it, because they are still hanging on to old
outdated Windows tech like Visual Basic 6 which is a road to nowhere
when we talk about something like a propriatary console probably
running a non-Windows OS.
On 2/14/11, Travis Siegel <tsie...@lothlorien.nfbcal.org> wrote:
> Speaking of console games.
> Would there be any interest in a console built with the blind gamer in mind?
> I have access to something that could easily be turned into a console with
> games built from scratch that could easily be played by blind and visually
> impaired users.
> There would be games like asteroids, space invaders, and the like.
> (yes, all your old favorites) built for a console, and completely
> I could do this, but I'd have to know there would be an interest for such a
> The consols would cost roughly $200, and the games would be on cartridges
> just i like the cartridge systems out there now.
> And, a developer kit could be sold so others could develop games as well.
> It would plug into your tv, (not your computer) but it would be a true
> console system, and would be as acessible as I could make it.
> With the cost of the initial console and programming hardware and such
> though, it couldn't really sell for less than 200, and even then, I'd only
> be making $31 on a sale, which really isn't much all things considered.
> But, I'd do it if there would be an interest in such things, as I believe it
> would be a great thing to have a console system we could play ourselves.
> Anyone else interested?
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