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A Data-Driven Entity-Component Approach to Develop Universally Accessible Games

  • Franco Eusébio Garcia
  • Vânia Paula de Almeida Neris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)

Abstract

Design and implementing accessible games can be challenging, particularly when the designers wish to address different interaction capabilities. Universally-Accessible Games (UA-Games), for instance, follow the principles of the Design for All, aiming to enable the broadest audience as possible to play. Although there are papers regarding the design of UA-Games, the implementation can still be challenging. This paper presents a flexible and extensible approach to implement an UA-Game. The approach relies in a data-driven and component based architecture to allow game entities to be created, managed and customized during run-time. Doing so, it is possible to change the behavior and presentation of the game whilst it is running, allowing the game to adapt itself to better address the interaction needs of the user. Furthermore, being data-driven, it is possible to create and customize user profiles to address specific interaction requirements.

Keywords

Universal Design Game Accessibility Universally-Accessible Game Game Design Game Development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Eusébio Garcia
    • 1
  • Vânia Paula de Almeida Neris
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar)Sao CarlosBrazil

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