Timecrest 2 Launches Accessibility Update For Blind Users

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Voice-Over | 0 comments


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – September 8, 2016 – Timecrest
2: The Door, sequel to the acclaimed Timecrest included in Apple’s
Apple Watch Best of 2015, launches an update that dramatically
improves accessibility for blind and low-vision users on their
iPhone or iPad using Apple’s VoiceOver technology.

“When we found that Timecrest became extremely popular
with blind and low-vision users, we were humbled and became
determined to greatly improve the user experience for them.”
said Justin Ng, Sneaky Crab CEO. “We spent months
playing Timecrest with the screen off and redesigned many aspects
of the game and added new features specifically for these
users.”

Timecrest is a work of interactive fiction at a massive scale of
over 200,000 words, building an epic fantasy world with dozens of
locations to explore and many characters to befriend. Players will
help save the world of Alyncia by making choices that impact
the development of the story, and building a team to fight powerful
mages.

Timecrest’s New VoiceOver Accessibility Features Include:

           
• Pronunciation mode, where the spelling of text is changed to
improve VoiceOver’s pronunciation. You can disable it if you are
using a Braille display.

           
• Descriptive map characters, now all maps and images
contain detailed accessibility descriptions.

           
• Text indicators, where all UI relying on visual indicators,
such as red text or green buttons, now have better accessibility
text indicating their state.

           
• VoiceOver specific sounds, indicating where the VoiceOver
cursor is in the message list and if more messages are incoming or
if it is awaiting the next choice.

           
• Descriptive help, where on each of the game tabs we have
added a link to help text describing how each feature works from
the perspective of a VoiceOver user.

           
• Revamped UI, specifically designed to improve navigation for
blind users.

Timecrest 2: The Door is available as a free download from
the 
iTunes App Store. For more
information visit the 
Timecrest website, the 
Timecrest Press Kit,
the 
Sneaky Crab Press Kit, or 
email us.

About Sneaky Crab, Inc.

Founded in 2015, Sneaky Crab is a two person independent mobile
game studio combining over 15 years of experience in technology,
mobile gaming and application design. Sneaky Crab’s mission
is to create personal gaming experiences through games filled
with personality. To learn more about Sneaky Crab, please visit
www.sneakycrab.com .

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