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The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, the audio game has a demo on PC

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, the audio game has a demo on PC

It's not been so long, only a few years, since we started talking about accessibility in video games. Even if there is still a long way to go to make them truly accessible to everyone, we have seen some initiatives in recent years that are making things happen.

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, developed by Falling Squirrel, is one of them. It is an action adventure game not quite like the others since it is entirely audio. You play as the sister of the king who has just taken the throne and you are appointed keeper of a dungeon, but your convoy is attacked on the way. Therefore, you are on your own and must try to survive by finding resources and allies.

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown offers an unprecedented experience in terms of gameplay since you can only trust your hearing.Of course, the game offers a 3D audio system. Therefore, the game is accessible to all and in particular to blind or visually impaired players, and that's something quite rare. Now you can make up your mind about The Vale: Shadow of the Crown since you can download a free demo on Steam. However, the game is only available in English at the moment, and although it has been announced that it will be released on Xbox and PC, it does not yet have a definitive launch date.

Accessibility is a subject that is still discussed very little in the world of video games, but things are starting to change. We can talk, for example, about Microsoft which announced in 2018 the Xbox Adaptive Controller. In addition to offering a controller more suitable for players with reduced mobility, is also a hub that allows you to connect a series of accessories. Logitech has also developed a range of specially dedicated peripherals, which allows you to play most of the games on the market.

On the gaming side, we have seen titles such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey or Gears 5 offer options and settings allowing greater accessibility. We also know of the Just Dance license, which introduced tracks with choreographies that only mobilize the upper body.

In any case, it seems that a desire to change things is emerging, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown is a perfect example of this, and everyone can benefit from it.

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