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 Colourblind Gamers
Colourblind Gamers
It's hard to decide whether to shoot the guy in the red or the guy in the green when you can't distinguish between the two. Game designers are beginning to realise that excluding up to 5% of their market with poor colour design. picked by pocksucket 6 months ago
tags colourblind colour blind color games gaming
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 pocksuck...
6 months ago
If you're interested in colourblindness and how it looks or are colourblind and sick of trying to explain it to people then try this app (Android only, so far as I know).

It adjusts the image from the camera to something akin to the various forms of colourblindness.
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 newandim...
6 months ago
« pocksucket : If you're interested in colourblindness and how it looks or are colourblind and sick of trying to explain it to people then try this app (Android only, so far as I know).

It adjusts the image from the camera to something akin to the various forms of colourblindness.
Tried that app and it is impossible to say if it works correctly as I am rec/greem colourblind (Deuteranopic. Very interesting nonetheless.

I do agree that games are not designed to cater for people with colour deficient eyesight. I have problems with COD black ops in particular as they have decided to invent something called a decoy grenade which fills the map with green dots as well as red dots when under normal circumstances there are only red dots.

I find the easiest way to get round it is to play Free for all and just shoot everything that moves.
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 pocksuck...
6 months ago
« newandimproved : Tried that app and it is impossible to say if it works correctly as I am rec/greem colourblind (Deuteranopic. Very interesting nonetheless.
I went through and tried each one until it made no difference - that's to say that the image on the screen looked pretty much like what I see on the screen anyway. Which makes me red protanopic.

I was looking into the whole colourblindness thing recently and it seems that it goes further (or has further implications) than just vision and affects the significance given to colour. Certainly, colour is one of the last things I notice, but people comment that other than colour I pick up and retain a lot of details.

I do wonder if this is because there's a finite information that a brain can take in from any one sense in any given period of time and if less attention is paid to colour more can be paid to other things.
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 newandim...
6 months ago
« pocksucket : I went through and tried each one until it made no difference - that's to say that the image on the screen looked pretty much like what I see on the screen anyway. Which makes me red protanopic.

I was looking into the whole colourblindness thing recently and it seems that it goes further (or has further implications) than just vision and affects the significance given to colour. Certainly, colour is one of the last things I notice, but people comment that other than colour I pick up and retain a lot of details.

I do wonder if this is because there's a finite information that a brain can take in from any one sense in any given period of time and if less attention is paid to colour more can be paid to other things.
Try using the app to do an online ishihara test for colourblindness on your PC. Obviously the colour settings on your monitor will affect the true accuracy but it is worth a try. I also think that colour is more important to those that use it. I get by perfectly well in every day life being red/green deficient because I don't do anything that needs me to see colours. Problems would occur if I was an artist or a photographer or worked in an environment where red wires and green wires couldn't be mixed up. I never even think about the colours I see it is only on rare occasions when I say something like "past the red car" and people will point out it is green.
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 anya
6 months ago
nice development done by Infinity Ward.
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