For my university project, I've been making an audio game. Since I'm not visually impaired myself, I was hoping to get some feedback on how it's going and if it's playable. If you have some time on your hands, I'd really appreciate some opinions and criticism on it.
You can download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161 … uation.zip
Playing the Game
To launch it, just run the "run.bat" file in Windows. It should work on Linux and OSX too with a similar command (see the README). You'll need Java 7 installed and if you're using an old operating system you'll need OpenAL 1.0 or higher.
In the game, you start in a procedurally generated dungeon which consists of rooms with traps and enemies. You need to go through the rooms and find the teleport to the next level. The levels get longer and harder as you progress and there are items, equipment and spells to help you. The game will end at the teleport in Level 99. There are certain hints to help you find things (traps, monsters, items, doors, teleports, etc.)
More in-depth details on the game are in the provided README file. You can press F1 in-game to view it too.
The game records some game-related data for me to analyse later and saves it in the "logs" folder (it doesn't use a network connection). They're small and there's a limit of 50 logs so it won't use up a lot of drive space.
There's also a small questionnaire to fill in after you're done with the game which is in Word/PDF format where you just highlight the answers.
If you can, ZIP/archive the "logs" folder and questionnaire and email it to me at: [email protected]
If that's too much work, I also have the questionnaire on Google Docs and you can just fill that in at (I have a one link limit so can't link directly): docs.google.com/forms/d/1ElXgP0CktnFZBfqI9mH67MFndCWlaqLBR47U-44rvAQ/viewform
A text version of this questionnaire is also below so you can just post your answers in this thread or email them to me. You don't need to answer all the questions.
Of course you can also post your thoughts here. Though, I'd greatly prefer the first option (logs and questionnaire emailed to me) too.
Thanks a ton
Credits: Freesound.org and OpenGameArt.org for providing the free-to-use sound files.
Which age range do you belong to?
0 - 9
51 and over
2. Are you visually impaired? If so select whichever applies to you, otherwise select "No".
3. Which sound system did you use to play the game?
5.x Surround Sound
7.x Surround Sound
Other (text answer)
4. How would you rate your skills and experience at using computers?
5. How would you rate your skills and experience at computer games in general?
6. How many rounds did you play?
7. How difficult did you find the game at first?
8. What was most difficult about the game?
Other (text answer)
9. How did the difficulty change as you played?
10. Other comments (how the game felt, problems, opinions, etc.):