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Research Article

An immersive game of simulated visually impaired

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.1-7-2021.170254,
        author={Juan Lei and Xi Huang and Tao Chang and Qijun Wu and Yingying Long and Xianwei Jiang},
        title={An immersive game of simulated visually impaired},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning: Online First},
        keywords={Educational games, Visually impaired, Immersion, Interactive, Unity 3D},
  • Juan Lei
    Xi Huang
    Tao Chang
    Qijun Wu
    Yingying Long
    Xianwei Jiang
    Year: 2021
    An immersive game of simulated visually impaired
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-7-2021.170254
Juan Lei1, Xi Huang1, Tao Chang1, Qijun Wu1, Yingying Long1, Xianwei Jiang1,*
  • 1: Nanjing Normal University of Special Education, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
*Contact email: 43010686@qq.com


INTRODUCTION: "Inverse light" is the experience of visually impaired people an immersive gaming experience, reducing the blind of the difficulties in life and study, etc., to bring players to experience the real life scene, the hearing, sight, touch, fully integrated into the game, let the players from the Angle of view of the blind, rational view of the nowadays social existence of accessibility issues, It also analyses several important issues, such as fun, playability, education in games, etc. This paper will elaborate the connotation of educational games and gamified learning, the source of creativity, and the design and implementation of games.

OBJECTIVES: In order to raise the public's attention to the visually impaired people and strengthen quality education, mobile games are combined with the inconveniences that the visually impaired people encounter in life to arouse the players' thinking and call on people to be more patient and helpful to the visually impaired.

METHODS: This game is mainly based on the black screen effect. In the case of limited vision, the direction is judged by clicking, holding down, sliding and other keys as well as the background sound effect, so as to bypass the obstacles. Finally, through the level, the background and animation in the game are designed with Photoshop, and the modeling is completed with 3DMAX. Microsoft Visual Studio was used to write C# scripts, and Unity was used for scene construction and overall coordination.

RESULTS: The experiment proves that the game can analyse the current situation of quality education very well and combine quality education with games. The system framework of the game has clear logic, moderate operation difficulty, and appropriate sounds are used to simulate visually impaired people, which increases the immersive sense of the game. At the same time, the problem of boring game and easy loss of players is solved, and the win-win effect of education and playability of the game is realized.

CONCLUSION: " Inverse light " game from the design ideas, game development framework, difficulty and other aspects of the analysis, has a very good reflection, and the game interface design is exquisite, has a certain level of art, can meetthe experience of visually impaired people's feelings of the original intention of game development.