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Game Design with Disability in Mind 5: Intellectual Disability

This is the fifth, and for now final, post in Deborah Southwell’s series on Game Design with Disability in Mind and it covers intellectual disabilities. Previous posts have also covered hearing impairment, colour vision deficiency, and visual impairment and what we can do to make our games more inclusive. Game Design with Intellectual Disability in […]

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Game Design with Disability in Mind 4: Visual Impairment

This is the fourth post in Deborah Southwell’s series on Game Design with Disability in Mind and it covers visual impairment and what we can do as game designers to improve inclusion in our games. Game Design with Visual Impairment in Mind Visual Impairment Blindness is the substantial loss of vision in both a person’s […]

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Game Design with Disability in Mind 3: Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD)

This is the third post in Deborah Southwell’s series on Game Design with Disability in Mind and it covers colour vision deficiency, previously referred to as colour blindness. Game Design with Colour Vision Deficiency in Mind What is Colour Vision Deficiency?   Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) refers to the inability to tell the difference between […]

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Game Design with Disability in Mind 2: Hearing Impairment

This second post in a series that Deborah Southwell has written on Game Design with Disability in Mind covers hearing impairment, and what we can do as game designers to make that less of an issue. Hearing Impairment Having been deaf in my right ear since birth, I have lived experience of hearing impairment.  Hearing […]

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Game Design with Disability in Mind 1 General Considerations

    For the CLWG Game Design Weekend 1-2 October, 2022, I led a discussion on Game Design with Disability in Mind.  We covered consideration for people with hearing impairment, Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) (the more appropriate term for what is often referred to as ‘Colour Blindness’), visual impairment, and intellectual disability. In this post, […]

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Washington Conference Centennial Megagame [Onside]

This is an onside report on the Washington Conference Centennial megagame by Dave Boundy. Washington Conference Centennial Megagame I always find reports on my own game are difficult. The trouble is that I am so intent, during the day, on answering questions, sorting out problems, watching the clock for turn announcements, checking that people are […]

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18Brass Online

18Brass This is a “blog post” pretending to be an onside report covering a possible railway investment game or megagame. I ran a session in October that I dimly remember. As I recall there was some scepticism over the need for such a game. We recognised that there were enough shenanigans and sharp practice involved […]

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Operation Water Cooler – A structured narrative card game

Game Aim I want to use a card game to assist my teaching Unit 32: Networked Systems Security to a Year 13 class (18 – 20 year olds). Educational aims a) familiarise the students with the 7 step model of a cyber attack b) engage the students with relevant cyber terms, concepts and keywords Teams […]

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EMU Wars: Onside Review – Deborah Southwell

Emu Wars is a landscape (map) -based game derived from real life events. In 1932, over 20,000 emus, large flightless birds indigenous to Australia, broke through the rabbit-proof fence on their annual migration to the coast. The emus saw the recently established croplands as a ‘tucker basket’, and the farmers saw the emus as dangerous […]

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Seize Warsaw: Onside Review – Nick Luft

Seize Warsaw was inspired by reading about a failed offensive of the 4th Panzer Division which attempted – on its own – to attack and take Warsaw. This event occurred during the collapse of part of the Polish Army, 6 and 7 September. The Panzer Division thought it could push into the gap formed by […]

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