Global Accessibility News - A child with autism fires up an iPad and launches an app for Social Clues, a video game with a higher purpose. Developed by a team of 35 University of Southern California (USC) students, including engineering, MBA, design and others, the game transports players to a make-believe world that entertains, while teaching children on the spectrum to make eye contact, listen to others and engage in conversation.
A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a cathode ray tube (CRT) display device, but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use. Video games have gone on to become an art form and industry.