The game, developed by The Game Kitchen and AcessAble Games, allows people with cerebral palsy to train virtually.
Wheelchair Slalom is a sport for people with cerebral palsy, in which the players go through a course made up of various obstacles and tests in the shortest time possible.
The sim, called "Slalom, the Videogame ', provides an insight into the sport without the need for space, time and personnel required for its practice.
"The game goes where we can´t when training in the field: mounting the various circuits in full is not feasible in most cases because of time or space, and in the videogame we can see all of them, learn and practice as desired" said Zara Peral, coach of wheelchair slalom.
"We recreate technique or mistakes in the game and then recreate the correct mode of execution, which helps players to progress faster."
People who practice or want to start practicing this sport can learn more about their rules, event types and courses and even improve their times practicing different strategies of movement.
The game recreates Slalom practice in a three-dimensional environment and allows users to manage their profile, selecting characters, wheelchair type, tests and obstacles.
'Slalom, the videogame' offers the chance to compete against another player on the same computer, and contains several tutorials that explain the rules and all the obstacles presented.
An accessible videogame in its own right
"Developing a game that will be used by a wide range of people is a challenge, especially when target users are mainly people with cerebral palsy," says Javier Mairena, expert on video game accessibility at AccessAble Games.
Some of the game settings designed for accessibility are: general game speed; control with joystick, keyboard or mouse; control sensitivity; closed captions; brightness and color contrast; the games is also available in English and Spanish.
'Slalom, the Videogame' has been created by the State Reference Center (CRE) and Disability Unit of San Andrés de Rabanedo at Leon, Spain. Developed by 'The Game Kitchen' along with 'AccessAble Games' as videogame accesibility specialists.
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Accessibility in videogames specialists, creating games specially adapted for players with disabilities.
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State Reference Center of San Andrés del Rabanedo (León, Spain) is configured as a specialized and advanced research center in innovation, information and documentation on people with severe physical, intellectual or sensory at risk or dependency status, and personal care, habilitation or rehabilitation, training and psychosocial integration.
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The Game Kitchen is a game development studio, founded in 2009 and based in Seville, Spain. Develops videogames on demand for advertising, education, social media and TV.
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