Hey everyone! We're working on a new game called Wordvoyance inspired by Scrabble and Words with Friends, but with the goal of being fully accessible. We made this game with blindness accessibility as our foremost priority from the beginning, instead of it being an afterthought like other games out there. We need your help playing and testing the game and giving us all of the feedback you can so that it becomes THE most accessible game in the world, and so that we can take those lessons and make other games in the same vein.
Importantly, the game plays in a web browser so that it can be accessed from any device you have. There are no app stores, downloads, nor installation required. This has been an enormous challenge for us as, I'm sure you know, different browsers using different accessibility technology all make for entirely different environments on top of each person's own unique hardware setup. However, we feel it's worth it. We want to make this game work for as many people as possible - blind, sighted, and everyone else.
Some notes for this beta:
- Extremely few people know about the game right now. We recommend matching with friends instead of using our random opponent option, as you may be matched against one of our inactive test accounts. Besides, getting a friend to play can only help us gain additional feedback.
- We're working on securing a better dictionary for the game. The current one is extensive, but lacks some modern parlance.
The link to our game is below. Our communication lines are wide open and we appreciate every bit of feedback you can give us. We've done a fair amount of testing and things appear to be smooth with VoiceOver, TalkBack, Narrator, and NVDA, but check us on that. Also please understand that, being sighted ourselves, we're new to this and may have missed something that would help you play the game. The more you can tell us, the more we can build this into the game it's meant to be. Here's the link to our contact page: Contact. Here's a link to our Discord: Discord.Wordvoyance
EDIT: We've created a Discord channel if you would like to join it and give us feedback or suggestions (or just talk in general) there. This could help us get into more detail about the problems you may be occurring. I intend to keep an eye on this thread, though, so if you'd rather just post here, I'll see it too. Here's the link: Discord.