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Ten Dates
17 Accessibility Features

We've documented 17 accessibility features for Ten Dates, including Fully Voiced (Or No Speech), Guaranteed Progress, Adjust Speed, Low Pressure and No Quick Reactions. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Getting Started but it also has features in Reading, Navigation and Audio to reduce unintended barriers.

This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Ten Dates is a role-playing game where you search for love in a series of speed dates. A sequel to Five Dates, real video footage and actors depict the story depending on what you say. Seeing your decisions affect the outcome and discovering all the different possibilities, along with a focus on diversity and representation makes this an engaging dating simulator.

Our accessibility examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Ten Dates accessibility 17 months ago.

NotesAccessibility Notes

There is no way to fail at any point in the game. By turning on Streamer Mode, you get unlimited time to make your choices. Your progress is only saved at occasional intervals.

Minimal reading is required because all the dialogue is voiced, but if you're playing with no sound you need to read the subtitles, which, although high contrast, are still fairly small even on the maximum text size setting. In addition, there is no indication of who is speaking in the subtitles themselves.

There is no spatial navigation in the game. At the start of the game, you need to choose which character to play as, where you can use the arrow keys or the mouse to choose, but this isn't indicated and, if using the mouse, you don't select by clicking on the two large pictures of the characters, but instead by clicking on their sideways name at the start of the screen. If, for example, you wanted to play as Misha, but Ryan was highlighted, if you click on Misha with the mouse, but Ryan is still selected as a click acts as confirmation here. This initial startup phase can be confusing to navigate through.

Because the game is made of real footage, there are frequent instances of motion blur, depth of field, busy backgrounds, screen shakes, and occasional flashes.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/02/2023, updated in 2023

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Role-Play (Narrative, Point-and-Click and Simulation)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Filmed

Developer: Wales Inter (@WalesInter)

Costs: Free. In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 6 accessibility features for Controls in Ten Dates which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Can play with the following:

1 Button & Single Stick: Can play with button and stick.

Mouse And Keyboard

Can play with the following:

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods (a second or more) is not required or can be switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the movement stick/button which is not considered a hold for this purpose.

Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.

No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction stick(s).

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Ten Dates, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Controls accessibility:

  • Eliza (10 Controls Features)

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Ten Dates which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Getting Started in Ten Dates which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Reaction-Time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions, or there are settings to lower the requirement for quick reactions. This means you don't need to quickly press a button in response to an on-screen prompt, target a fast-moving target or skillfully complete a scenario against the clock.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.

Adjust Speed: Adjust the speed of the game at critical moments or throughout, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times. By slowing the game, you have more time to interpret what is happening and then execute your actions. It also reduces the pressure on getting things right quickly or the first time you attempt them.

No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.

Assistance For Progressing

These features aid your progress through the game offering different ways of maintaining your progression.

Guaranteed Progress With God Mode: There is no fail state for any game level, where you lose progress or have to start again. Or there are options to make failing impossible: infinite health or lives, unlimited time. Sometimes called God Mode or Unfailable.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Ten Dates, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Getting Started accessibility:

  • Eliza (6 Getting Started Features)

ReadingReading

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Reading in Ten Dates which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

Text Visibility

High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.

Subtitles

All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.

Voice Acted

All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.

 

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If you want to play Ten Dates, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in Ten Dates which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Menu Navigation

Menus Don't Wrap: Menus don't wrap and stop the cursor at the bottom of the list if you press down. Or menus do wrap but make it clear that you are back at the top of the list with sound or narration.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play Ten Dates, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Ten Dates which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Ten Dates, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Ten Dates which deals with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play Ten Dates, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Android
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
 
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
iOS
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Ben Kendall


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