Choice of the Star Captain

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Description of App: 

Fight on the front lines of the war between humanity and the hideous Blobs. (Not that anyone has actually seen a Blob up close, but everyone knows they have tentacles. Surely they’re hideous!) Go on stealth missions, run alien blockades, and investigate mysterious planets, "aided" by Lloyd, your insufferably obnoxious shipboard computer.Choice of the Star Captain is the hilarious interactive science-fiction novel where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--but powered by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.For example, suppose Lloyd has just informed you that your ship will crash land on the jungle moon of Cygnus Delta in 93 seconds. What will you do?A) Call upon your elite piloting skills to escape the moon’s gravity well.B) Invite Lloyd to land the ship himself, if he’s so smart.C) Make the prudent choice, and try landing on the moon’s surface instead of attempting a risky escape.D) Spend the last 93 seconds of your life gleefully smashing Lloyd’s screen with a torque wrench.Humanity needs you, Star Captain! Will you defeat the Blobs and come home as a war hero? Will you uncover the secret that sparked the Blob invasion? Will you serve as ambassador and convince the Blobs to spare the human race? The choice is yours.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.0.2

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

Another great game by the developers! Although I think this was written by a different author, they implemented the scripting language well, so it behaves normally with VO. The only catch is that sometimes VO will announce an incorrect status for one of the radio buttons as in Safari, but you can go back over it easily enough. Flicking around also works in ios 6. I have found consistently that your first choice is automatically selected; good to know if you like that one.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

It only took me three days to go through this game one time, but I look forward to seeing what other avenues there are to explore. My kind of game: combining science fiction with good storytelling! Ideal for the iPhone, as there is no typing involved.