Based in Dundee, Scotland
March 3, 2020
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Currently a two man studio that outsources stuff when needed. The studio is focused on making fun, challenging, puzzling games that are dyslexia friendly.
Alastair Low (Ally) has been making video games since the age of 10. He worked at Ninja Kiwi for over 7 years but finally made the jump to quit and try to make it on his own.
He's dyslexic and is frustrated with the games industry not adding dyslexic friendly options in games. Its estimated that 1 in 5 people are dyslexic so I feel this is an issue that should see more attention.
Dyslexics have missed out on so many of gaming's epic story moments because they were hidden behind walls of text. From Final Fantasy 7 where people were that didn't make it past the first scorpion boss thing because they couldn't read the text that tells them to only attack when its tail is up, to the apparently hilarious dialogue in something like Undertale and reams of text describing the story in every Zelda and Pokemon game.
Situations where there is a multiple choice section in a game and a timer, dyslexics have no chance, they can barely make it through one of the options before time runs out. Item descriptions in games like dark souls. All skipped by dyslexics.
Ally has decided to take on the challenge of running a games studio. Lowtek games has already released a game highlighting the struggles that dyslexics face called : A familiar fairytale dyslexic text based adventure. We are working on some accessibility features to hopefully help solve the problem to some extent. We have also ran a successful kickstarter campaign for the nes NES Game Flea.
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- "EGX REEZZED Leftfeild Collection 2020 " - A Familiar Fairytale
- "EGX REEZZED Leftfeild Collection 2023" - Bib Goes Home Lowtek Light Book
- "Scottish Game Award" - 2022 Best tools and tech Dislectek
- "Playdate Community Awards" - 2022 Best Soundtrack Tapeworm Disco Puzzle
- "An understanding Review"
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