Submitted by Blindcat on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
iOS & iPadOS Gaming
2048 seems to be the big new game of the moment and after talking with various friends and family members who have become hooked on it I am wondering if it might be accessible. From the descriptions I have of it, it would seem to be a perfect candidate for an accessible game. It is laid out like a tile puzzle, one of those with just one tile out of the frame so that the tiles can all slide around. Players have to manipulate a set of tiles, each with a number on it. One must combine tiles, only two tiles with the same number can be combined, thus leading to a single new tile with a number double the number that was on the original tiles. The goal is to get a single tile with the number 2048 and when this is accomplished the current game or level or whatever is completed.
I don't know how scoring works or any more details, but my description is just a basic outline of how the game works and what the goals are. It really does seem as though accessibility would be easy, but one never knows if the developer of a game is willing to make the effort towards accessibility or if they even know how. If anyone has had experience with the game, I would love to hear of it.