Behind the Scenes in the Making of Accessible Audio-Focused ‘The Vale: Shadow of the Crown’

With their upcoming game, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, independent game studio Falling Squirrel breaks down barriers for blind and low-vision gamers who remain shut out from the majority of mainstream games. The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, arrives on PC and Xbox One on August 19th, 2021, and offers a unique experience that illustrates how accessibility can be taken mainstream.

The Falling Squirrel team has worked tirelessly to include the latest assistive technologies and enlisted input from hundreds of visually impaired community members to ensure their diverse gameplay needs are met. As part of the studio’s commitment to accessibility, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown also features sincere and deliberate representation by employing visually impaired voice actors and developers — including voice actors and creative consultants who are core to their communities.

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown will be available for Windows PC via Steam and itch.io, and Xbox One on August 19, 2021. The game will also be available on the Epic Games store shortly after.

 

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