Christy Smith is a visually impaired gamer whose main goal in life is to snag a seat on the metro instead of having to stand so that she can play Switch on her commute. She/her/hers or They/them/theirs

  • Visually Impaired Review – Food Truck Tycoon

    Food Truck Tycoon is a time management game. There are a lot of similar games. Diner Dash comes to mind. The same people who make it also have other versions with different asset skins. The goal is to serve customers their desired food in the exact combinations they request by matching the pictures the pop […]

    Christy Smith8 minute read
  • Jewel Fever 2 Visually Impaired Review

    If you want a Bejeweled clone on the Switch, here’s one. It’s a very simple match 3 game. There’s an endless mode or you can play levels where you have to match a certain number of each gem type or you can play for one minute and see how high you can score. That’s more […]

    Christy Smith6 minute read
  • Meet Christy!

    Hi. I’m Christy. I do visually impaired reviews for Switch games. And I wanted to introduce myself a bit and tell you why I play games and why I decided to start writing for CIPT. I have albinism, which is a genetic condition that means I don’t produce pigment like most people. I have very […]

    Christy Smith8 minute read
  • Visually Impaired Review – Yoshi’s Crafted World

    Yoshi’s Crafted World is a whimsical Yoshi game that incorporates low difficulty gameplay in a 2.5 dimensional environment filled with recycled craft materials. Think first grade art project and then add Yoshi to it and you’ve pretty much got the idea. The game is clever and incorporates a lot of mechanics into each level that […]

    Christy Smith16 minute read
  • Blind and Low-Vision Accessibility Guide

    This guide does not address audio-only games. There are a lot of things in the world that are harder to do if you are blind or visually impaired, but we still do them. We sometimes do things a little differently, but we still want to play video games for all of the same reasons that […]

    Christy Smith9 minute read
  • Visually Impaired Review – Gris

    Gris occupies a space of gaming that has thoroughly captured my heart and imagination. The game has you playing as a character (who is normally gendered as female but it isn’t necessary) who has experienced some sort of trauma or tumultuous event. It isn’t specified. It is very open to interpretation. The art is gorgeous […]

    Christy Smith9 minute read
  • Visually Impaired Review – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Become a Patron! Mariokart is…Mariokart. This is a wonderful entry point to gaming if you’ve got a little one or you haven’t tried much gaming before. For older and more seasoned folks, it’s a casual, fun, and social game to play that brings innocent delight to your gaming. Mariokart 8 Deluxe includes several different modes. […]

    Christy Smith9 minute read
  • Visually Impaired Game Review – Mini Metro

    Become a Patron! This review is discussing the Switch version of the game. The game is also available on Google Play, Steam, PlayStation Store, and the Apple app store.  Mini Metro is a very simple game that pops up metro “stations” of different shapes and asks you to draw metro lines to connect the stations. […]

    Christy Smith8 minute read
  • Visually Impaired Game Review – Super Mario Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey is a near-flawless revisit to classic 3D Mario. Its bright colors and innocent, but innovative, gameplay make it a very enticing game. But is it worth it if you’re visually impaired? I’ve thought up nine categories to help you decide if this is something you’re ready to invite into your life. About […]

    Christy Smith7 minute read

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