Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn and The Stanley Parable topped the list of the most accessible games in 2013, according to AbleGamers' annual awards.
Square Enix's Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn was the most accessible mainstream game of the year, according to the organization. The online game scored a 9.1 in AbleGamers' accessibility-focused review for its ability to be played with one hand, the inclusion of subtitles and its colorblind-friendly design.
"In terms of the visual aspect, especially how color is displayed, we took in the players' feedback and continuously performed updates so that any player from around the world can enjoy the game, and are firmly committed to this moving forward," Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, told AbleGamers. "I would like to formally express my gratitude to AbleGamers for recognizing our efforts."
Galactic Cafe's first-person exploration game, The Stanley Parable, "exemplifies the extreme accessibility indie developers can display while leaving the exciting gameplay of traditional video games completely intact," AbleGamers announced. The organization scored The Stanley Parable a 9.3 in its review.
The foundation also singled out publisher Paradox Interactive (Magicka: Wizard Wars, Europa Universalis 4) whose strategy games "demonstrate crucial accessibility standards;" the U.K.-based SpecialEffect charity for its work with the disabled; and the foot-controlled Stinkyboard because it is "designed to allow gamers to use … their feet to add additional flexibility in the control schemes of any video game."
Earlier this month, The AbleGamers Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing assistive technology to those in need, revealed that donations topped $100,000 for the first time in 2013.
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