TO THE DRAGON CAVE

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Development Studio:
KIKIRIKI GAMES
2021 / Brno
Genre:
Action
Release date:
2022-05-15
Development time (years):
1
Sold copies (2023):
THOUSANDS
Number of developers:
4
Languages:
4

The first Czech audio mobile shooter for (not only) visually impaired players. The players strive to liberate themselves from the throes of a powerful dragon, escape from a stone tower and wander and thither in the far-away land of Laudonia. Hordes of enemies lie in waiting at each step of the dangerous wanderings – bloodthirsty sheep, giant spiders, skeletons, zombie trees and lots of other dark creatures strive to seize the players' soul. The players, however, are endowed with a mission that drives them forward.

  • Indie
  • Fantasy
  • Middle Ages
  • Sound

Trivia

 The gesture-based controls reflect how smart phones are operated by blind people using a screen reader (VoiceOver, Talkback).

About half of the team working on the development consisted of visually impaired people.


Development challenges

To design the game in a way that would make it accessible to both visually impaired and sighted players. The game controls are based on gestures used by blind people to operate mobile phones using a screen reader. However, gestures such as swiping with two fingers are unfamiliar to the average sighted user, so it was necessary to set up the gestures so that even a player not used to them would be able to work with them. There are also visual help options.


Awards (selection)

Pocket Gamer Magazine: Top 10 Influential Accessible Mobile Games and Award Nomination, Most Innovative Mobile Game (UK, 2022)

Social Start-up of the Year (CZ, 2022), Creative Business Cup, 3rd place (CZ, 2023), 2023 SozialMarie nomination (for Kikiriki Games Studio)


Publisher

Kikiriki Games

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About studio

KIKIRIKI GAMES

Founded by Jana and Miloš Kukla, Kikiriki Games is an accessible game development studio. It specialises in the development of accessible and inclusive mobile games. The studio was founded with the aim of improving the range of games available to visually impaired gamers. In addition to removing barriers in the game development industry, it also focuses on improving the position of blind people in the job market and strives to inspire other employers – a large part of the creative team is made up of people with visual impairments. The studio has released the action mobile audio game To the Dragon Cave (2022) and the mobile quiz game Brave Brain (2023).

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