Three-D Velocity is a real-time fighter jet simulation designed for blind and visually impaired people. Your craft is designed to get you out of the tightest of situations, provided that you are willing to try daring maneuvers. Your jet is able to go at a top airspeed of mach 2, and is equipped with afterburner jets to give you that extra boost in speed that can mean the difference between a success or a bust.
The simulator features directional sound to let the blind player know of their current environment. Hear missiles rocketing toward your aircraft, the fire of surface-to-air guns, other aircraft speeding past, and completely engage yourself in a sky-lighting fight taking place fifty-thousand feet above sealevel.
Blind players can use auditory cross-hairs to lock on to other aircraft and land on runways and aircraft carriers. The radar reads out information using human-recorded speech, making for a clear, verbal readout of the surrounding objects which allow players to make split-second decisions.
Three-D Velocity even features a Radio Intercept Officer (RIO) who gives the player vital feedback during missions, allowing them to roll just in time to avoid being slammed by a missile or suffer damage to the aircraft because of a strafe from an enemy.
Best of all, the game is completely real-time!
Here are some of the features in the game:
- A realistic aircraft which you will pilot.
- Afterburner jets to assist your aircraft in achieving its top airspeed.
- Support for combat flight controllers.
- Force feedback support.
- Completely self-voicing (no screen reader is required.)
- Surround sound support.
- A variety of weapons, including guns, missiles, and active-radar-guided missiles which will follow their targets.
- A weapons radar to view all missiles coming towards your aircraft.
- Racing, Death Match, and Auto Play modes.
- Mission Mode to follow the story.
- A comprehensive manual in HTML format.
The goal in Three-D Velocity is to shut down the Cloning Malice project, which is a privately funded project whose sole goal is to harness the power of today's scientific advances to build a new breed of superhuman soldiers, each clones of one another. The first attempt to shut the project down failed, and the world finds itself faced with the horrors of this project once again as the scientist behind the project builds his army quicker than ever, and has become a formiddable thret to the world, making known his plans for world domination using his army of superhuman soldiers.
Three-D Velocity picks up after the first attempt failed. The player acts as Lieutenant Orion, a pilot at the center of an effort led by the United States to crash the project once again. The game follows Orion as he's sent on a mission to stage airstrikes on the project's headquarters.
There's a training mode in the game that will help you get familiar with the basic concepts of TDV. Full documentation can be found here.