Games for the blind or visually impaired, designed on Nintendo’s Wii

Gamers with impaired vision usually had a hard time finding games they could play with their friends, who had no vision problems. The researchers at MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gambit Game Lab have been working with the Wii to create a game that will fill this need.

They unveiled the fruits of their labor on Tuesday, a game called AudiOdyssey. The game is all about creating danceable music by layering complex sounds. It uses the Wii’s motion-sensitive controllers to get you around the game.

Anyone that can hear can play. Since the sound is base, all gamers regardless of vision capability, will be on the same playing level. If this kind of play takes off, I would expect to see more games like this show up on Wiiware.