AUDIOGAME

In collaboration with UNIVERSAL ACCESS.


The “Nicolas Eymerich, Inquisitor” video game can be enjoyed fully even by the blind or short-sighted, using the AUDIOGAME mode available in all game versions (PC/MAC/iOS/ANDROID).


Also through the collaboration with many blind friends and the boys and girls at Universal Access, we have aimed to make this game fully enjoyable even without using sight, improving the video-gaming experience in AUDIOGAME mode as far as possible.


The Story

How do I start to play in AUDIOGAME mode on PC or MAC?

How does the AUDIOGAME mode work on PC and Mac?

How do I start to play in AUDIOGAME mode on iPad and iPhone?

How does the AUDIOGAME mode work on iPad and iPhone?

Special sounds during the game

Where can I buy the AUDIOGAME?

Author's Note




The Story

Will of steel, heart of stone, intelligence as sharp as a knife and wisdom deep as oblivion.
Eymerich is called to investigate an obscure case, beyond heresy, that reveals a new face of Evil. He must tackle many arduous tasks. He must make many painful choices. He must take on terrible creatures. But his burning determination will overcome the Plague and his worst nightmares.
  • Dubbing and texts in english, latin and italian
  • Original character and story (really a bad guy…)
  • Rich 3D audio environments (best in home theatre 5.1)
  • From 6 to 8 hours of gameplay
  • Optional text driven input (issue commands with keyboard, for retrogame fans)
  • Easter-egg-based secret mechanism for high longevity… try to make full 100/100 score!
  • Beautiful and well-acted dialogues
  • More than 21.000 words dubbed for every language!

How do I start to play in AUDIOGAME mode on PC or MAC?

To start playing in Audiogame mode, press the Q button in the START MENU (a voice will let you know when it is possible to press Q and start the Audiogame).

How does the AUDIOGAME mode work on PC and Mac?

Generally in this mode, we use the TAB keys to select one of the available actions and ENTER or SPACE to confirm. A bell will ring to confirm the action.

To start a new game, for example, having started the game in Audiogame mode press TAB once to hear the first option, “START A NEW GAME”, and then press ENTER. Here below is a list of keys used during the game.
  • TAB to select
  • ENTER or SPACE to confirm the selection
  • BACKSPACE or ESC to cancel
  • CTRL to describe the current scene
  • SHIFT to call for divine help
  • 1 To open the inventory
  • 2 To open the map (if active)
  • 3 To open Eymerich’s narrative notes
  • 4 To listen to the objectives
  • 0 To listen to the context guide again (inventory, map or scene)

Listen to an example

Click to open the mp3 file (also in ogg format)

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How do I start to play in AUDIOGAME mode on iPad and iPhone?

To start in Audiogame mode, hold down (any part of the) screen with two fingers for at least one second.

How does the AUDIOGAME mode work on iPad and iPhone?

Generally, press with a finger to select one of the available actions with two fingers to confirm. However, there are many other possible actions, listed below.

  • Press down with one finger to listen to the description of the scene
  • Press with three fingers to return to the menu
  • Press with four fingers to access the guide
  • Drag from the top edge downwards to open the inventory
  • Drag from the bottom edge upwards to open the map (when available)
  • Drag from the right edge towards the left to open the note book
  • Drag from the left edge towards the right to listen to the objectives
  • Trace a cross to use the divine assistance

Special sounds during the game

During the game you may hear special sounds, which notify of particular events. Here is a list of them:
A distant bell sound means that the last action selected has been confirmed.
A louder and high-pitched bell sound , means that a dialogue has ended.
The sound of a drum , indicates that the selected object has at least two interaction options (e.g. watch and speak).

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Where can I buy the AUDIOGAME?

The AUDIOGAME is available from our shop:
Click here to buy the pc version.
Click here to buy the mac version.
Click here to buy the iOs version.

Author's Note

We apologise in advance for having to keep the price at 19.90 EUR and not less, but unfortunately we had to dub loads more text (including that where the lead character describes the locations he’s in) and having worked really hard to ensure playability for all, with long, complex testing phases and loads of effort in all, the production phase was much costlier than expected. But we strongly believe that many video games can and must be made accessible to the blind and the sight impaired, and so we decided to take this risk. This is our passion and our mission, and we feel that this kind of game (i.e. adventure games) is PERFECT for playing in audiogame mode. So please understand the reason why we had to set this price, and help us when you can to spread the word about this adventure, in all senses, that we have embarked on together. Thanks for your understanding, and thanks again to all those who decide to purchase the game.
We fully intend to continue along this road and produce other games. If we succeed in selling enough copies to break even we will have the economic sustainability to continue to produce videogrames that are truly accessible to all. And not only Medieval or adventure games!

Yours for eternity,
Ivan Venturi (creator, script writer, designer and producer of the Eymerich project)

AUDIOGAME: Eymerich is a video game for everyone, but we have produced a version with no graphics for blind audiences around the world, making the game easier to run on any PC, MAC or iDevice, and making the download quicker.

LINK TO ITALIAN REVIEWS (for anyone who understands Italian...)
In Italy, where our game was published in late 2012, it is already a success. If you can read, understand or translate from Italian, here are some articles and reviews that talk about it:


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