AudiOdyssey is a free experimental computer game designed to be accessible to both the visually impaired community and mainstream gamers.
AudiOdyssey was developed with four research goals:
- The visually-impaired and the sighted can enjoy the same level and quality of gameplay
- Navigate game’s menus with ease and efficiency approaching that of conventional user-interfaces (UIs)
- Create a fun and natural control scheme using the Wiimote
- An engaging game that relies more on high quality audio than visuals
The user stars as Vinyl Scorcher, an up-and-coming DJ, on his quest to get club patrons dancing. Swinging the Nintendo Wii controller to the beat, Vinyl lays down the various component tracks of a song, and keeps the party jumping. If he does an especially good job, he can even freestyle!