Has anybody tried Blackbar (a new text-based game for iOS)?

iOS and iPadOS Gaming
I just heard a review of this new game on AppAdvice, and was wondering if anybody has tried it yet? If so, how is accessibility? here's the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackbar/id672002602?mt=8&ls=1 It costs $2.99. Here's the description: Blackbar is a text game: a sci-fi story of a dystopian future told through the medium of word puzzles. Reminiscent of text adventures and interactive fiction, it has a unique mechanic centered around the concept of censorship. Censorship is frustrating, but the human spirit can beat that frustration by turning it into a game. You'll pick up and understand Blackbar instantly; however, its challenges will keep you searching, thinking, and trying for days.



Submitted by Michael Hansen on Monday, September 2, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
On Twitter, the developer indicated that they believe the game to be mostly, if not fully, accessible...and if it is not fully accessible, they are interested in feedback: @mrgan: "@AppleVis Yes, though I still can't tell if all the puzzles are solvable. I'd appreciate your feedback if you play it and get stuck!"

Submitted by Chelsea on Monday, September 2, 2013

In reply to by Michael Hansen

Hi. I downloaded the app on the previous recommendation. It seems to work ok. I'm only on the second puzzle. How you play the game is you are given a paragraph with blanks denoted by underscores, and there are text fields at the bottom where you enter your guess. The nice thing is that it automatically places you in the next field or hides the keyboard when you've gotten a word correct. Like I've said, I'm not very far and will have to play when more awake. Neat concept, though. The passages can be a bit long, so use your rotor or finger to get a closer look at the text. Haven't tried with braille yet, but that might make the experience better.

Submitted by Chelsea on Monday, September 2, 2013

Hi. Just tried it with Braille and it works great! Actually a much better experience for me.

Submitted by AppleVis on Monday, September 2, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
It would be really appreciated if somebody who has downloaded this app would take a few moments to submit it to our App Directory. Thanks.

Submitted by Maria on Monday, September 2, 2013

HI. I'm having trouble figureing this out. I type in the word I think it is and nothing seems to happen. am I write there is only 1 blank in the first puzzle? thanks

Ok I figured it out, but now I'm stuck. I think it would be puzzle 4 where it says thanks and 3 blanks and 6 blanks uh help

Submitted by MonkeyGamingFSB on Friday, February 26, 2016

In reply to by Maria

If you google
"blackbar game walkthrough"
you will find a website which gives you all the answers to the puzzles in the order they appear in the game. Only use this if you are really stuck though..

Submitted by MonkeyGamingFSB on Friday, February 26, 2016

Just to say that there is also a prequel to Blackbar which also seems to be quite accessible. The prequel is called

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