Grail to the Thief: Blind Accessible Game is Now Available
Crowd-funding websites, like Kickstarter, are constantly enabling more and more people to make their new and innovative ideas into reality. For example, developer For All to Play used the idea of a traditional text-based adventure, but added sound effects and voices to make a video game that is accessible for the blind and visually impaired.
Grail to the Thief, follows the story of "Hank Krang, a dirty thief from the near future who recently had a self-aware time machine called the Time Excursion Digital Interface, or TEDI, fall into his lap after a poker game. He has decided to use this technology to go throughout time, stealing priceless artifacts. On his first adventure, Grail to the Thief, Hank travels to Arthurian times in search of the Holy Grail."
The game, which draws inspiration from sources such as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, old BBC radio dramas, and Time Bandits, was fully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year. In Grail to the Thief, players will choose from a list of options to determine what happens next to Hank, which [eliminates] the confusion and frustration that comes with traditional text adventure games."
Grail to the Thief is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and can be purchased here.