Koub wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 am
This might help you to understand : viewtopic.php?p=357145#p357145
The question is : should the game be designed for the 5-ish % of the population who has some kind of colour blindness in mind ? I don't realize how much an effort it would be for the devs to add ... whatever's needed to content all kinds of colour blindnesses.
Thank you for linking that =P though it should be noted I don't seem to have a "standard" colour deficiency - I expect I actually have two types, but I digress, red-green differentiation is definitely difficult for me.
It should also be noted that the number of males affected
by colour deficiency is about 8% (I wonder how many females actually play this game?) and there is estimated to be up to twice as many again with a mild to moderate case that does not cause problems for the most part, and often goes unnoticed.
Zavian wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:34 pm
They could easily change the background to the same grey checkerboard that is used for the in-game tutorials. If they pick a brighter colour (eg yellow or cyan) for the arrows that would probably work for almost everyone. (Even if they are totally colorblind, the arrows will probably have enough contrast to be distinguishable against the darker background tiles).
The red is quite dark, so simply having a grey background would be an improvement but not a fix. It is difficult to explain what pure red looks like - sort of as if there were less light on it than everything else? Consider if you're watching TV in the dark, and someone holds up a coloured sheet next to the TV, it's harder to see what colour it is. Not only that, but when put in front of (visible) dark to medium background, your eyes simultaneously try to adjust to both "brightness" and things end up blurry. If it's a light colour it can be seen simply by contrast but still not that comfortable to look at. I guess this makes sense as with fewer red cones it will appear dimmer compared to other colours.
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