Help us improve accessibility of our game Idle Crafting Kingdom

App Developer

Hi everyone,

I'm one of the developers of the game Crafting Kingdom.
We just released the game today and we would love to know what you think, especially in terms of the game's accessibility.

The game focuses a lot on crafting resources, producing goods and then selling them.
You start out small, chopping logs in your lumberyard. Eventually you will work your way up unlock new products, buy new buildings and production facilities which allow you to produce more valuable goods.
You can also build out your own estate, if you have the necessary construction materials.

The game is incremental, which means one of the gameplay mechanics is that you need to restart your progress every now and then to get ahead. You complete quests and earn bonuses like faster production and higher sale prices for your next restart.

The game is free. There are optional ads, but no in-app purchases. The ads are voluntary rewarded videos, which will give you a powerful boost for watching (for example double log production for 10 minutes).

You can find the game here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crafting-kingdom/id1190611967?ls=1&mt=8

We tried to make this game as accessible as possible, but know that there are probably plenty of things that could be better. We would really appreciate some feedback on what could be improved. Any feedback is welcome.

Please note: The game uses Unity and the Unity Accessibility Plugin (UAP), so not all VoiceOver gestures are supported.

Forum: 

#1101 Disappearing gems!

I stepped over from the game for a while, and when I came back the game had closed. When I pressed play and opend the game, I saw that I had 13 gems where previously I had 77.

#1102 Disappearing Gems

App Developer

Hi Ali Colak,
that sounds serious. Could you please send me an email to support@metalpopgames.com with your Player ID? Then I can access your game data on our server, see what went wrong and also credit you your gems back.
You can find your player ID at the very bottom of the settings menu in the game's main screen. It's a long string of numbers and text, so if you just want to send a screenshot instead of typing it down character by character, that would work perfectly fine, too.

#1103 Thanks for clarification and disappearing gems

The only thing that really affects me is when I don't have Wi-Fi because I can't complete the boost quests or restart the game to collect rewards after I finish completing the quests. Sometimes I have to wait a few hours or days before I can! Anyway, I will just have to find a way to work around it. Other than that, when it comes to watching videos, it has definitely gotten easier. Keep doing what you're doing there. When it comes to gems, I realize that some of mine have disappeared as well. I mean, I don't remember the last time I saved my game progress, I think it was a few days ago, but when I started playing again today, I was redirected to a previous version, and I know I had another version after this one. I'm just a bit confuse right now because I'm not sure what happened. I had about 500 gems, now I only have 10 and I'm not sure if I should continue playing from this version, or do something else.

#1104 Disappearing gems?

I haven't had one gem disappear on me yet, but I think I've only been playing lately on wifi.
Question, how soon are we to an update? Thanks so much. Keep up the great work devs! :)

#1105 Restoring the boost thing?

I installed this game on my iPad becausre I don't have a phone, wich is irelevant. How do I restore the boost thing I purchased?

#1106 Unlimited boosts: Restored Dedition!

In short, all you need to do to restore a purchase of the $5 unlimited boost is to simply run a beost again. In the screen where you are prompted to watch a video, there is a restore button near the bottom.

#1107 Thanks Paul,

App Developer

Thanks Paul,
you beat me to it. But I heard someone say that there is an issue with the Restore Purchases button not being accessible. I haven't had a chance to check whether this is still the case in the latest version. The button is there, but it might be that it cannot be selected without sighted help. Let me know if you need help.
One of the things I'm changing with the next update is that I can restore the ad-free boosts for players directly on our game server, even if there's an issue with accessibility or with the Apple account being different, Currently, I cannot do that, but the next version will allow me to do that.

#1108 Oops

I was just about to write on here that it did not work but then I realized I already had it. Restored it from backup because I needed a new phone. Sorry for complications.ee

#1109 Too bad can't access it

Too bad can't access it anymore.

#1110 Update query

Hi Michelle, any idea when we might expect an update? I know its a tough time of year with holidays and all, but I've been hoping to hear the end of the video reward notifications for some time. lol
As always thanks for all the teriffic work you do for this community. :)

#1111 Did I Break It?

A few days ago, I accessed the game to play and I no longer could move around with VO. It just said possible text accessibility mode enabled. I found a play button but double tapping did nothing. When I then turned VO off, I can play with this strange voice and it is super slow. Can anyone tell me what to do to fix this? I did delete and reinstall the game but I am getting the same issue.

#1112 Bad Voiceover!

There is a setting available within the Voiceover router when using something like this game that allows you to disable what's known as direct touch, which is in this case allowing players to flick and tap the screen without Voiceover getting in the way. Think of it as half like putting the screen reader to sleep if you will. My only guess for this problem is that it somehow got disabled. When next you start the game, attempt to use the voiceover router till you hear it announce "direct touch", at which point you should be able to simply flick up or down. Voiceover should then say on, followed by you suddenly being able to play the game again without disabling Voiceover first!

#1113 my issue with VO

Thanks a million to the guy who suggested the direct touch setting. I have never heard of that. It did fix my issue.

#1114 Hi Mike,

App Developer

Hi Mike,
I was hoping we'd finish in time, but with the holidays coming up, honestly, I'm sure it will be January before the next update can be released.

#1115 Video rewards And opening the gem shop

Hi. I started playing this game when it was initially released back in 2017, however, when it broke sometime ago, I stopped playing. Out of curiosity, I went back last week and discovered that I can now play again. Hurray! However, couple of questions. Firstly, I keep getting notifications about a video reward. When I tap on the video to play it, it comes up with an app for me to download. I go to the App Store, hit cancel and then come back, but don’t seem to get any rewards. Also, I am told that I can open a gem shop, but when I go to open it, all I see are buttons to buy gems et cetera. How do I open the shop? What is its purpose?

#1116 Gem shop and video rewards

Hi,

What you do for the video rewards is when the video is done playing, touch the very top right hand side of the screen and then double tap. This will give you one gem. A second video reward will give you two more doing the same thing with the top right-hand of the screen.

When you open the gem shop, you can purchase gems from there. You can't get them without either purchasing them or viewing the rewards.

#1117 Gem Shop

Hi. Thanks for the tip about the video reward. As for the shop, I already purchased the welcome gift, but still am unable to open the shop. There doesn’t appear to be an open button anywhere.

#1118 Half Russian half English instead of Russian

Voiceover is mixing two languages English and Russian, for example: production slot will produce Бревнов в

#1119 Awesome game, just a couple questions

Glad to see that this thread is still somewhat active ☺️ First question: has anyone else clicked on an advertisement video and been presented with options to "learn more" (brings up ad history) or close/resume the video (which don't seem to work with VoiceOver)? As far as I know the only ways to exit that screen are to either restart the app completely or to report the ad through the history panel. Second question: am I the only one who thinks the product unlock costs for armor and weapons should be reversed?

#1120 Got a quick problem. I

Got a quick problem. I reinstalled the game as I thought that would help fix my issue. My issue, the load to cloud option was dimmed. Crap. Oh well. But the reason I uninstalled and reinstalled as I can't restore my purchases of my boost and other things I bought. I am signed into the app store but i've ben having this issue since ios 12.

#1121 a bit more on my issue.

For anyone who wants a screenshot to see what I mean, there it is. I see no way to get the boost thing if I did not get this 2 years ago, and if I did I see no way to restore the purchase. Someone suggested I check to see if I'm signed into the app store. I sure am as I'm able to get apps, pay for stuff, etc.

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