Help us improve accessibility of our game Guardians:Royal Journey

iOS and iPadOS Gaming

Hi everyone,

I'm one of the developers of the game Guardians:Royal Journey.
We would love to know what you think, especially in terms of the game's accessibility.
I am so appreciated who give me feedback

Free download from iTunes:



Submitted by Kelvin Tan on Thursday, August 3, 2017

when I open the game, all voice over reads is a text field, and when I tried to type something in that text field, it seems like I can't type at all. nothing else is read. maybe u should start voice over and tried it out to see if anything can be read at all first.

Submitted by JTran2013 on Thursday, August 3, 2017

When I opened the game it placed me in landscape mode automatically. When I was in the edit box I was able to bring up the keyboard and typed my name. I was not sure how to continue to exit the edit field. I exited by dismissing the keyboard. I was not able to navigate anywhere else except the edit field.

I really like the concept of the game and lookingg forward to playing it!

I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus running IOS 10.3.3.

Submitted by Adaria on Thursday, August 3, 2017

The same for me here. It asks if the game can send me notifications. I agree and am presented with a text box. I attempt to type my name in it but it doesn't seem readable. Once done there seems to be no other accessible buttons to voiceover. I'm on an iPhone 7 plus running the latest iOS.

Submitted by Diego Garibay on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Why is it that the developers of applications sometimes want accessibility feedback and have never even turn on voiceover. I was actually looking forward to downloading this thing until I read the comments. It sounded really cool.

Submitted by Justin on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kinda strange question, but turn off VO, and start tapping on the screen and see what happens then. Some games are like this, where the opening screen doesn't speak or do anything, but if you tap on the screen without VO on, then maybe it'll do something.
it's worth a shot! What do ya have to loose?

Submitted by JTran2013 on Thursday, August 3, 2017

I turned off Voice Over and tapped in the top left corner of the screen. It pulled up a black colored box. I don't have enough vision to tell what is in the black box. I turned on Voice Over and the edit field was the only thing that Voice Over saw. I was not able to go anywhere else on the screen and the keyboard comes up.

I think this game is great as accessibility of the game improves! Thank you to the developers of the game for working on making this game fully accessible!
Thank you,

Submitted by Frost on Friday, August 4, 2017

I mean no disrespect when I ask this, but is this a joke?
I am having the same issues as everyone else.
I had a sighted friend start the game and go a little ways into it and then turned voice over back on and again it would read nothing but an edit field.
So Sunflower I ask you are we doing something wrong?
Any advice you could give us would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by sunflower on Friday, August 4, 2017

In reply to by Kelvin Tan

Thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry that there are some bugs with the voiceover. we will fix it as soon as possible.

Submitted by sunflower on Friday, August 4, 2017

In reply to by JTran2013

Hi JoAnn,

Thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry that there are some bugs with the voiceover. we will fix it as soon as possible.

Submitted by sunflower on Friday, August 4, 2017

In reply to by Adaria

Hi Adaria,

Thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry that there are some bugs with the voiceover. we will fix it as soon as possible.

Hi Frost,

Thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry that there are some bugs with the voiceover. we will fix it as soon as possible.

Submitted by Mitchell on Friday, August 4, 2017

What programming language are you using? I know there are a lot of other games who show the inaccessible text field, so this isn't new. I'm wondering if you are using Unity or a language with built-in accessibility hooks like Swift.
I apreciate you asking if this game is accessible, so to do this, I think we should look at what it is programmed on, and then we can know how to make it more accessible.

Submitted by venova on Friday, August 4, 2017

i think it is awesome that you are trying to make this game accessible. It is a good idea. This game seems interesting. I would really like to try an accessible version of this game. I don’t know what tower defence is but have heard it before but never tried it. I don’t know if there are any accessible tower defence games for iOs but am glad you are trying to make it accessible. I am also wondering what language you are using. If it is Unity there is an accessible plugin that can be used to make the game accessible. I know that there are two games that have been accessible that are written using Unity. If it is swift I know that it can be made accessible. I am not sure about spritekit wich is something I haven’t had muck to do with. I am guessing this is Unity. Maybe you shouuld consider contacting another developer of accessible games to get assistance with making the game accessible. Just an idea. Thanks again for trying to make this game accessible.

Submitted by Will on Friday, August 4, 2017

sunflower when will the new version be out? and please, instead of asking us to try the game can you please try it with voice over first, smile, to make sure it actually works? thank you for your continued efforts though, but it is missleading, saying you want chedback and you haven't even ensured it works for blind people. also, to keep copying the same response of wore sorry there are bugs with the voiceover, we'll fix soon, rather than writing to each person on here with different anserers is worrying really.

Submitted by Will on Friday, August 4, 2017

hi all, the full description of this game is below. quick question though to sunflower, is blind mode still as fun as quest and timed mode? sounds amazing game!

Guardians: Royal Journey is a fun and addictive strategy tower defense game brought to you by Haypi Co., Ltd.. With its cute and adorable art style and its casual gameplay it is perfect for gamers of all ages.
The prince of the mushroom kingdom is in search of the legendary castle in the clouds and has embarked on a journey of adventure. But the world is dangerous, and the road is full of monsters and creatures looking to attack the royal convoy.
Players shall join the Royal Guard and take on the heavy responsibility of protecting the prince, no matter what! The monsters assault has begun, the sentry has sounded the battle horn and the battle will begin at a moment’s notice! Plant defenses along the frontline and take command of the Cannon, Crossbow, Ice Ring, Electric Gem, Poison Dropper and other defenses, and let the monsters enjoy the bombardment of lightning, fire, ice and poison.
Wage war to clear the field of battle and make way for the prince!

Gameplay Highlights:
- Featured Themes and Levels
Grasslands, desert, volcanoes, underwater and other colorful and vibrant themes;
Go through over a hundred different levels and checkpoints facing various challenges.
- Various Modes Explorable
Time Mode, Destroy Mode, Quest Mode, Blind Mode and other diverse gameplay modes.
- Scores of Monsters, Towers, and Magic
Orcs, Dark plants, scores of other monsters, a variety of villain units and BOSS monsters tend to attack in groups;
Use dozens of towers and magical items, make powerful combinations to effectively defend against the enemies;
- Achievement System and Unlockable Hidden Levels
Explore levels to accomplish achievements and get rewards;
Collect pieces to unlock hidden bonus challenges.

Game Features:
[Free Download]
[Playable Offline]
Network support not required to play game smoothly. Enjoy the challenges anywhere any time!
[Social Online]
Sync your data and share your high scores with the online community all across the world. You can also acquire more fun by interacting with friends!

Submitted by Ian McNamara on Friday, August 4, 2017


I had exactly the same as everyone else did. However the fact this developer wants feedback is good so lets keep incurring him to come back and ask questions. at least they want to make it accessible to us so let's do all we can to help.

Submitted by Will on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

hi what happening with this title? !y say it's accessible when it clearly was not? i do hope it works soon

Submitted by tunmi13 on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to make your game accessible. I admire your attempts to make the game accessible.
However, it is mostly good to test the app yourself, with VoiceOver enabled, before asking users to test the app. If you do not know what VoiceOver is, or would like to learn about it and how it's used, and how we blind users and low vision users interact/use it, visit Hope this helps!

Submitted by Maranatà on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Excuse me, but the update you just released continues to be inaccessible to us, in fact the letters are not voiced by VoisOver and even after writing there is no way to get out of the keyboard. At this point I really believe that you are no longer interested in making this game accessible, so I will delete it from my device.

Submitted by brandon armstrong on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I'm sorry but frankly app devs who seem to take this lax approach to accessibility shouldn't even be in the app store. If I had my way at apple and ran the company then equal access would be a top priority for me. no more of this i'm sorry your having bugs with voiceover junk, either you try and make your app accessible especially if it's a game, or get rejected from the app store. laws here in the US need to be stronger and punish devs for taking this back seat approach to accessibility.

Submitted by Mitchell on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

When you state that "apps shouldn't be in the app store if they aren't accessible," that's showing an extreme sense of entitlement. The fact is, that's life. If I may quote the Rolling Stones, "You can't always get what you want!" If we continue to act entitled, people will not make accessible apps for us to use. Demanding things from app developers will most likely make the situation worse, and saying you are sorry just is a lame excuse to justify your motives. These posts, in my opinion, are shameful. Whether you realize it or not, this could have an impact on developers' perceptions of the blind comcunity: portraying us as spoiled brats who will whine and gripe until we get what we want. That's not a good outlook for others to have.
Regarding your statement about the fact that apps should be accessible especially if they are games, you need to get your priorties straight. A game is a kind of entertainment. We don't "need" games. They just make our lives a little more fun, but games are not the things people need to first be made accessible. Things that actually help us succeed in life should be put first, not games. I know this is harsh, and some people may be put off by this, but I'm frustrated at some people's lack of tact, and I hope that this post helps them understand how they need to change.

Submitted by Maranatà on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Excuse me a lot but it was the developer who created this post! And after doing so releases a totally inaccessible update. This is not a mockery? If he was not interested in the accessibility of this game he could at least avoid wasting time reading this topic! The tools to make this app accessible are there.

Submitted by alex wallis on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I wonder if the developer actually understood what VoiceOver is, as if you read the description of the game it sounds highly graphical in concept and something that would be very difficult to make accessible with just VoiceOver and say no audio cues due to the level of strategy that I guess is needed for these types of games.

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