Our mission… to explore and develop inclusive mainstream social games where blind and visually impaired people can independently join in the fun.
We harness new technologies to create family-friendly games that are suitable for all ages. By encouraging shared experiences with their sighted friends and family members through game play, we hope to bring an end to the social isolation too often experienced by the VI community.
Our combined technical expertise and specialist knowledge cover a diverse range of professional fields, including: computer programming, digital design, education, social anthropology, fundraising, app building and pioneering 3D-audio production!
How does 3D audio work?
3D audio mimics the way our ears pinpoint the sounds we hear around us. The production process involves placing a collection of sound effects within a virtual three-dimensional space. When the audio is then played through headphones, it can create the illusion of sound coming not only from the left or right, but also from in front, behind, above and below the listener.
The future of gaming: Audazzle to the rescue!
Despite advances in digital sound technology, the use of 3D-audio in video games is still yet to be properly explored. In recent cases where such audio has already been applied to games, these games are primarily audio-only. The lack of visuals inhibits interaction between visually-impaired and non-VI gamers and prevents the competitive element of gaming that makes it so enjoyable. Subsequently, Audazzle began developing games that encompass 3D-audio and computer graphics, which can be experienced separately or simultaneously.