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All You Need Is Help
3 Accessibility Features

We've documented 3 accessibility features for All You Need Is Help, including Frequent Checkpoints, Balance Audio and Keyboard Alone. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Getting Started but it also has features in 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.

All You Need Is Help is a cooperative puzzle game where each player controls a fluffy Tetris-style character. Play involves coordinating with each other to manoeuvre into position and match patterns on the ground. It stands out for the simple pattern-matching premise, cute characters and the requirement to communicate clearly with each other to progress.

Our accessibility examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked All You Need Is Help accessibility 4 weeks ago.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Communication and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 3 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Developer: Pixel Junk News (@PixelJunkNews)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Controls in All You Need Is Help which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Mouse And Keyboard

Can play with the following:

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play All You Need Is Help, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in All You Need Is Help 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. The following games are similar to All You Need Is Help, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in All You Need Is Help which deals 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 For Progressing

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

Bank Progress With Frequent Checkpoints: If you fail you can retry that level or aspect of the game without losing a lot of progress (less than 5 minutes). This is often provided via Frequent Checkpoints combined with restarting without losing time, equipment or score.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play All You Need Is Help, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in All You Need Is Help 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. The following games are similar to All You Need Is Help, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in All You Need Is Help which deal 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. The following games are similar to All You Need Is Help, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in All You Need Is Help 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 All You Need Is Help, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in All You Need Is Help 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.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play All You Need Is Help, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in All You Need Is Help which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to All You Need Is Help, and offer accessibility features for Communication:

System Accessibility Settings

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

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 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.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andy Robertson


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