You Chose Wisely: Grail to the Thief Brings Gaming to Visually Impaired

By Dave Neumann 01 May 2014 0
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For All to Play is a games studio that creates games for those whom the rest of the gaming industry has left behind: those with hearing, visual, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Their latest project, Grail to the Thief is an interactive adventure game (think Zork or Grim Fandango) made specifically with the blind and visually impaired in mind.

Grail to the Thief puts you in the shoes of Hank Krang, a time traveler who uses his abilities to pilfer from the past. Here, you’ll travel back to when Arthur was King of the Britons (I didn’t know we had a king!) and attempt to snag the Holy Grail. The game is played entirely with sound: voice-overs, sound effects, ambient sound and music. For All to Play has stated that the influences for the game came from old BBC radio dramas and Time Bandits, which should be enough to get you over to the Kickstarter and pledge. I’ll wait.

They have already met the pledge goal to get the game to PC/Mac/Linux, but need less than $1K to get it ported to iOS and Android. They only have 3 days to go, so don't think about it for too long.

Grail to the Thief is a project that is not only creatively interesting but also doing something that very few, if any, other game developers are doing. It seems to me, that this the kind of project that Kickstarter was created for. Trailer after the break.

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