Frequency Missing Is Designed for VI Players

There has been lots of news recently with video games offering really good accessibility settings. But inclusive design of games in the first place is another really good way to insure that more people can enjoy a game.

I’ve just added the game Frequency Missing to my Family Video Game Database. It’s a game that has been designed from the ground up for those with little or no sight.

What is Frequency Missing?

It’s a point and click adventure that is available on iPhones, iPads and Android phone and tablets. You play a young radio reporter, Patricia, who has just started working at a radio station. But, strangely, a colleague has gone missing. What’s more, it was him who originally got her the job.

As the story unfolds you realise that someone is tampering with the radio station’s recordings to control the news. You set out to uncover the mystery.

How to play Frequency Missing.

You navigate the game by sliding your finger over the screen and listening to the sound in the headphones. Because it can control sound left and right, as well as the volume, you can home in on different items in each locations.

Image is a screenshot of a frame of the game Frequency Missing, showing a man in glasses sat at a desk, wearing a shirt, tie and braces. He is reading a piece of paper on his desk. Brown walls, a brown door, a glass window and glass cabinet with an old-fashioned radio on are all in the background.
Frequency Missing

There is ambient sound for each room. When you touch the screen, any nearby item makes a unique sound you would associate with it. Doors creak, china clinks and people chat away to themselves. When you have your finger over an item, a note sounds and if you release your finger you can then choose different options — again by sliding your finger up and down.

It’s a little complicated to explain but works really well in practice. What’s more it’s a great game with an intriguing plot. The game is suitable for most ages, although there is mention of alcohol and tobacco that means in the US it’s rated for 10+.

Where can I find more accessible games?

If you want to find more games like Frequency matters, you can search and browse video games on the database. We also have these lists:

Have fun! And let Andy know what you think of the games over on Twitter: @GeekDadGamer