Community Update

The AbleGamers Joystick logo tilted off to the side with "Community Update" written next to it.

The AbleGamers Joystick logo tilted off to the side with "Community Update" written next to it.

The end of the year approaches and for many of us that means piles of snow and loads of new games. There have been some major game launches recently including God of War Ragnarok (M), Overwatch 2 (T) , Sonic Frontiers, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II(M), Marvel Snap (T) and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet(E). We said farewell to the Halloween updates of our favorite games and are looking forward to the holiday updates to our favorite games!

Our Booth at Twitchcon with Vinny standing behind the counter.Twitchcon 2022!

Huge shout out to our friends over at Twitch for having us of this year’s TwitchCon.  We got to be part of the Twitchcon 2022 Featured Charities Zone! This included a bunch of awesome charities working together to spread our missions. There was a Mario Speedrun Event raising money and it was split between all the featured charities! The space was right off of the main walkway and we got to meet so many amazing people! Vinny, our program development & marketing administrator, was at the booth giving away cool AbleGamers swag and talking to content creators about how they can support our mission with charity streams! It was an exciting time to get to meet all of the wonderful communities supporting the mission. Twitch themselves donating over $5000  and fundraising with the Speedrun World Record Circuit Finals community.  It was a great event for AbleGamers and we can’t wait until Twitchcon 2023!

Screenshot from the game awards website. "Innovation in Accessibility" with the Nominees game box art below it.The Game Awards are coming back on December 8th!

The Game Awards are a night of celebrating the games of the last year, spotlighting awesome people in the industry and premiering trailers for upcoming games. The voting is open so make sure to vote for your favorite games including This year’s Innovation in Accessibility award! The Innovation In Accessibility award was created to recognize software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

Check out the nominees for Innovation in Accessibility! And make sure to vote for all of your favorite nominees

  • As Dusk Falls
  • God Of War Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry

The Annual Adaptive Esports Tournament is back! The AbleGamers Charity in partnership with @MountSinaiSCI, @LogitechG  and @AdaptiveAction are bringing The Annual Adaptive Esports Tournament back for players with disabilities with a new season featuring $50,000 in cash and prizes! This year we’re playing Rocket League 2v2s, and players with any disabilities are welcome! 

You can sign up solo and be paired with another Rocket League player or bring a friend and sign up as a duo.

For more information and to register as a participant you can learn more at

Lost & Hound logo

Lost & Hound is a story-based game that has you playing a dog on a mission. The game was developed with accessibility at it’s core and has features included to help you sniff out the next part of the story using audio based cues or visual cues. The tutorial of the game allows a player to get used to the game play and starts out having you find household objects like socks while in a park but quickly picks up to have you saving people, finding criminals and recruiting more dogs to your pack that have different abilities. The game has an extensive list of accessibility features including fully narrated menus, customizable controls and the ability to change if buttons need to be pressed or held.

The team at Dasiy Ale Soundworks designed the gameplay to be as accessible as possible to players with visual, auditory and physical disabilities For more information about the game and the accessibility check out.

The Lost & Hound is available on Steam and the trailer can be played on Youtube or embeded below

 

AbleGamers joystick Logo but the buttons have been replaced with snowflakes

A special thank you for the contribution of $12,564 to support our Peer counseling services for people with disabilities. It’s thanks to wonderful organizations like the Murray Foundation that we can continue to support players with disabilities with our on on one peer counseling. In 2021, we helped 400 people with disabilities join the virtual worlds we all love assisted in part by the Jerome S. & Grace H. Murray Foundation.

#SnowEveryoneCanGame