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Potionomics
15 Accessibility Features

We've documented 15 accessibility features for Potionomics, including Low Pressure, No Quick Reactions, No Button Combos, No Repeated Pressing and Play Without Hearing. Its accessibility is strongest in Reading and Visual but it also has features in Controls, Getting Started 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.

Potionomics is a potion-brewing game where you make friends, run a shop, and haggle for deals in turn-based card battles. As you play, you must keep careful track of time to ensure that you have your best potions ready for the competition every ten days. It combines life and dating simulation, card collecting and deck-building, and potion-making to create a unique game.

Our accessibility examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Potionomics accessibility 16 months ago.

NotesAccessibility Notes

You use a mouse to navigate through the menus, dialogue options, and select actions. As the game is primarily turn-based and the in-game clock doesn't progress in real-time, allowing you to do a set number of things in a day (each activity takes up a specific length of the day), you can take as long as you need for each activity.

There are no difficulty settings, and ensuring you do everything required within the allocated time (10 in-game days before each competition) can be very tough, requiring precise time management and planning several days ahead, which can be tricky to do. However, individual actions aren't time-limited.

You can only save when you're in your shop, so it is possible to lose significant progress. You need to drag items around the scene by holding down a button on the mouse.

Text and subtitles in the game are high contrast but aren't very large. Some of the text in potion-brewing segments in particular can be very small and difficult to read as a result.

As the game is played on individual screens, without any movement of your character, navigating and getting lost aren't concerns. The backgrounds are static. Each item has a unique textual description in the game.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/10/2022

Price: 20% off

Out Now: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Sequencing (Collecting, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cards, Cartoon and Day and Night

Developer: Voracious Games (@Voracious_Games)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Controls in Potionomics which deal 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:

Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse-button/mouse wheel.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

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).

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Potionomics 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 Potionomics, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Getting Started in Potionomics 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.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

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.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Reading in Potionomics 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.

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student (14-year-old) would appreciate.

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.

Captions

Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking (or there is only ever one person speaking). This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Potionomics 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 Potionomics, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We've documented 4 accessibility features for Visual in Potionomics which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Contrast

Medium Contrast: Game uses generally well contrasting and bright visuals, or has a slider to make this the case.

Visual Distractions

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank. This includes the absence of other movement elements in the background that might distract or confuse the action. Where foreground contrast is high, this includes games with some movement in the background that doesn't make it overly difficult to distinguish what is happening.

Motion Sickness Friendly

Motion Sickness Friendly: Doesn't have 3D movement elements that may trigger motion sickness, like motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision. Or includes the ability to disable motion blur, depth of field and field-of-vision effects.

Colour Options

Colour Blind Friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Potionomics 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.

 

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System Accessibility Settings

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

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.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

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


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