Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Grim Fandango Remastered Walkthrough Gameplay - Part 2

The last time we met Meche, the dead woman who doesn’t seem to qualify for first class ticket, even
though it seems she was nearly a saint her whole life. The only package we can give her is the
walking stick.
The boss is very angry with Manny as he finds out what he did. He locks him up in a small garage.
Manny gets mad and he is also determined to prove that there is something wrong with the DOD.
And then we meet with Salvador Limones - he helps us out and we learn that he is running a secret
resistance against the DOD along with Eva. He needs us to get him pidgeon eggs to hatch a secret
mail force to help with the resistance.
When we find the egg, Salvador helps us to find a secret passage out of town. It leads into a forest,
which is full of puzzles we need to solve. Some of them are really digusting(spiders), some are really
hard. We also reunite with Glottis and his car. After we leave the forest, we find ourselves
somewhere in a desert...

Monday, 9 May 2016

Grim Fandango Remastered Walkthrough Gameplay - Part 1

In this video, we meet the main protagonist – Manny Calavera. Manny Calavera is a skeleton, and he is already dead. The whole story takes place in the afterlife. We explore Manny’s workplace and we meet his collegaues – the secretary Eva, his boss Copal, and the demon Glottis, who transports skeletons to the ordinary life to do their jobs. We learn that Manny’s job is to help people, who recently died, to cross to the other side. But his boss doesn’t seem to give him the best customers – Manny only receives the „lousy“ ones. How is that possible? Why won’t Manny get a promotion?

As we help Manny get better customers, we reveal some interesting facts. We trick other people in the company using air balloons – definitely check that one out! - and we get a very interesting customer indeed – Mercedes, also called Meche.

But although Meche is nearly a saint, she doesn’t seem to qualify for a first class ticket. How can that be? Who is she?

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Blind Gaming - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Part 1 - Full Audio Captions and Commentary and a Launch of a New Genre of Accessibility Gaming

Accessible gaming - gaming for everyone

This is the kind of video I always wanted to make when I launched PixelBeep. Accessible for everybody, showcasing the best of video games and working with a fantastic co-host. Games are fantastic and we should all be able to enjoy them regardless of what challenges are in our way. Both Ginger and I grew up playing games more than we did anything else and we are convinced it was a good thing. We turned out to be good folks. But games have also helped us to cope with different issues and phases of our lives, as they are helping countless other people every day. Us gamer, we are a hidden nation, a long lost tribe that the world is slowly becoming aware of. We should stick together, team. Go go go...

Blind gaming - gamers facing challenges, gaming with disabilities, disadvantages - overcoming obstacles together

Blind Gaming is an inclusive gaming series from PixelBeep Channel that is trying to present the best of videogames in a format that is accessible to everyone. Many of us are challenged in gaming, not by the design of a particular game, but by physical, sensory, mental or other forms of impairments, disadvantages and disabilities. Regardless of who we are and what challenges we face, we can all appreciate the best of gaming together. 

For a very long time, the idea to celebrate some of the best games created and sharing enjoyable moments was something that fascinated us, but it was only when I saw the accessibility options that companies like Apple implement in their devices to enable as many people as possible to appreciated gaming that I realized that Blind Gaming is what I want to do. 

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - complete captions and commentary play-through

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a legendary video game adventure by Lucas Arts, so good that it was supposed to have a movie made after it. Old-school controls, tons of text, fiendish puzzles, multiple story-lines and heaps of fun. A true pearl, a wonder of a story everyone should experience. Funny, witty, magical and touching, we chose this title to be the first entry in the Blind Gaming series. Besides the YouTube embed above, there is also a MixCloud audio-only file available.

PixelBeep - accessible gaming

PixelBeep is Glasses and Ginger. We have our own fair share of experience with disability, disadvantage, neurodiversity. In our real lives, we have been very active in non-profit activities promoting human rights, equal rights, disability rights.

If you have any coments, send us a message on Twitter (PixelBeep), write us an email at info@pixelbeep.com. We won't be able to reply to everything, but we will read everything. 

You can contact each of us individually via glasses@pixelbeep.com and ginger@pixelbeep.com

Grim Fandango Remastered Walkthrough Gameplay - Part 2

The last time we met Meche, the dead woman who doesn’t seem to qualify for first class ticket, even though it seems she was nearly a saint ...