This week’s Mobile Spotlight highlights a hilarious spoof game that anyone can enjoy with just minor issues.
The Men Who Wear Many Hats have designed this game to be a zombie-filled love note to the classic pioneering game of yesteryear. Organ Trail communicates all dialogue in the form of 8-bit text, which makes it incredibly accessible for players with hearing disabilities. And because its art style is an homage to those older games, nothing relies on color, and there is no fine detail to worry about. As a result, players with sight disabilities will have no problem with this game either. The one group that might struggle are those with fine motor disabilities. As you make your way from zombie-filled Washington D.C. to the safe haven out west, you occasionally have to engage in gun battles, and the game’s shooting mechanic can be a bit finicky for those who don’t have precise control over their fingers. But this game has a special advantage: in addition to being a mobile game it is also available on Steam, which means that players have the option to use a mouse and keyboard instead of a touch interface. Even more impressive is the fact that these shooting segments are only part of the game, and the rest of the experience (whether it be buying and selling supplies, upgrading your station wagon, or rationing food for the long journey ahead) is completely barrier free.
Publisher: The Men Who Wear Many Hats
Platform: iOS, Android, PC, Linux