Audiogame Jam 2 starts in just under two weeks and submissions are still open. The charity game jam that raises funds for blindness and sight loss charities such as the RNIB, is about to enter its second year and is looking for more people to join up and get creative.
The game jam asks developers to create a game that is only playable by audio. This does not mean that it needs to be an audio-only game, nor that is should be catered especially for blindness, but traditionally game mechanics are based on sounds rather than visual cues.
The idea is that the game jam raises awareness of accessibility issue for visually impaired people and gaming, as well as encouraging developers to look at a more inclusive notion of game design.
The first Audiogame Jam raised money exclusively for UK charity RNIB – The Royal National Institute of Blind People. But this year you can support other local sight loss charities too.
All games for the jam can be developed remotely and can even be developed for specific cloud-based outlets such as Amazon Alexa. There is also no set theme for the Jam, but the rules do warn against stereotypes like heightened sensory perception.