Hi Phil,

Phil wrote:

Each lever and statue  could be numbered. So lever 1 opens statue 1 and so on.

My reply:

Well, that would completely defeat the point of the puzzle. In games
like Tomb Raider there is no way to know which lever, switch, or chain
opens what door until you try it. You just have to take a guess or if
you are really not sure check someone's walkthrough. Same idea applies
here. I'd be very very reluctant to number levers and statues as that
would make it too easy.

I don't want to sound critical, but I'm a little putout with this
general idea that we have to simplify everything by labeling levers,
statues, etc so someone would instantly know what lever unlocks what
statue. Understand I'm trying to create a game that is more or less
like a mainstream video game, one as complex as any other mainstream
title you might buy if you were sighted, and your suggestion would
completely undermine that intent. Its not really meant to be a simple

In my personal opinion there are far too many accessible games that
take the keep it simple stupid approach. That is precisely why they
fail to interest me. They aren't written from an experienced
mainstream game players point of view but written by blind developers,
for blind players, who may or may have never played a serious
mainstream game in their life. Therefore they tend to be rather
simplistic compared to a similar game title for our sighted peers. I'm
hoping to change that by introducing more complex game play elements
and/or concepts to this market.


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