Follow us : Twitch Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook

SpecialEffect News

SpecialEffect News

08 Oct 2019

Long-range support brings Minecraft joy

This video raised huge smiles here with the team. It's a ten year-old boy in Japan playing Minecraft for the first time using a chin-controlled joystick, a walk forward switch and voice controls. It’s a great example of how your magnificent support will let us help gamers across the world.

The boy's parents got in touch as he already had general control over his computer using a chin-controlled joystick and a small button switch in his hand - but they were really hoping he could play Minecraft.

“I contacted them via email and took them through how to remap the switch as a walk forwards button,” said Joe, one of our specialist therapists. “I explained how set up the joystick for in-game movement, and sent them links to our how-to videos about voice controls. Soon he was playing Minecraft!”

We’re so glad to enable this long-range gaming magic. It's reassuring to know that the experience we gain through our face-to-face work with disabled gamers in the UK is having a global impact!

Related posts

The special effect that's going beyond gaming
Friday, October 11, 2019

The special effect that's going beyond gaming

It’s always a privilege to extend our mission to help people facing physical challenges, and it' ..
Long-range support brings Minecraft joy
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Long-range support brings Minecraft joy

This video raised huge smiles here with the team. It's a ten year-old boy in Japan playing Minec ..
Setup tweak boosts Arlo's gaming skills
Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Setup tweak boosts Arlo's gaming skills

Your One Special Day (http://onespecialday.org.uk/) support on Friday 4 October isn’t just going ..
One special smile from Khaleel
Sunday, September 29, 2019

One special smile from Khaleel

If you’re wondering about the amazing difference that your One Special Day (http://onespecialday ..
Hand/foot combo lets David play co-op Skyrim
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hand/foot combo lets David play co-op Skyrim

Following a car accident when he was younger, David’s been struggling to play games with one han ..
Chris plays and the community raise
Friday, September 13, 2019

Chris plays and the community raise

Wow, we’re lost for words here. We recently helped Chris, a gamer with muscular dystrophy, to ma ..

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Learn about the latest SpecialEffect news, upcoming events and and how you can get involved. We send our email newsletters once every two months and you can unsubscribe at any time. We won't share your details with anyone.

Copyright © SpecialEffect All Rights Reserved. Reg. Charity No: 1121004
Web Design and Digital Marketing by Urban Element