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Screenshot of level from Painted Waters. A miniature sunlit garden with paths, pots, flowers and dandelion puffs.
Play the Painted Waters Open Beta Now!

In Open Beta NOW, Painted Waters, where every child belongs and “adventure creates!” is a free one-button video game currently in development by Numinous Games.


Anthony & Jonah
Download OverJoyed!

Anthony and Jonah are Playability Initiative community members with an open-source mouse-based virtual joystick project that aims to make games accessible to more players! Read our interview with them here, or download overjoyed!


Jack and Al Freedman in 2020
An Invitation from Jack’s Dad
“I think we have a job for Jack.” Jack’s Dad Al reflects on Jack’s work with the Numinous Games team. And how Jack’s work is a gift to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy community and beyond.
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Introducing the Family Video Game Database!
Finding Accessible Video Games To Meet Your Needs Last week we introduced you to Jack Freedman, our friend with SMA who plays video games using an eye tracking system. This week we are introducing Andy Robertson, …
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August Design Challenge Prompt asking how designers would make Psychonauts a one button game.
Our Final One- Button Design Challenge Winner
We have loved witnessing the creative contributions of The Playability Initiative to the monthly one-button design challenges this past year. September was our final challenge, and we want to take a minute to offer our …
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