October has seen several ports arrive for PSVR 2, including Red Matter, Waltz of the Wizard and Pixel Ripped 1995. If you’re looking for an original game that you might not have played, then there’s BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space. From the indie team Changingday, the autism-friendly BLINNK is now available for PSVR 2.
How is a VR game autism-friendly you may ask? Well, the game is packed with features to aid accessibility for neurodivergent players says Changingday. These include but aren’t limited to a no-fail state and a time-out zone. As well as an accessibility menu with colour, sound and other options.
BLINNK-friendly adventures for all
“We know autistic people love playing video games,” said Changingday’s Alison and Nick Lang, who have an autistic daughter. “Many games, however, are not designed with autistic people in mind. The colours can be too bright, the noises too loud, the gameplay too complex. BLINNK is designed from the ground up for autistic players, based on considerable research about what games they enjoy, what they find challenging and what features they would like. The immersive quality of VR in particular puts them in control, allowing them to play as themselves and react as they choose.”
BLINNK is set aboard the Norpopolis Space Station where small mischievous green creatures called Groobs have escaped due to a lab accident. They’re causing chaos so you need to recapture them all using the Vacuumizer 5000. Exploring the station to capture the Groobs and help the local Norpopoleans tidy up the mess they’ve left behind. You’ll earn Norp Bucks to spend on cool additions.
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