Ablegamers and Evil Controllers unveil new controller: The Adroit Switchblade
Hot news from our favourite US charity The Ablegamers Foundation, they have a teamed up with the awesome Evil Controllers to launch a brand new controller at the annual PAX event. The Adroit Switchblade is said to be the first in an innovative series of controllers that make gaming more accessible for all users.
The new Adroit Switchblade controller is a joint effort from the two much admired organisations and has been developed to create “highly versatile assistive technology” at a reasonable and affordable price. Evil Controllers was one of the first controller modification companies to offer professional Rapid Fire and Fast Reload controller mods and is considered the best ‘modding company’ in the US.
Evil Controllers is admired in the gaming industry for their joint working with the AbleGamers. They have been developing bespoke controllers for gamers with disabilities with button modification and the ability to switch the button positioning.
“Adroit controller : jump into the gaming without restrictions.”
Adam Coe, CEO of Evil Controllers said “Working with AbleGamers is very exciting and allows Evil Controllers to make larger strides in bringing gaming to the entirety of the population. Working with gamers with disabilities has been incredibly rewarding for all involved, both on the production and gaming end of the spectrum. I am personally very excited about the new Adroit controller, which AbleGamers and myself hope will enable even more people to play, and jump into the gaming community without restrictions.”
Mark Barlet, the President and co-founder of the Ablegamers Foundation said that the work behind the scenes to develop the new Adroit controller had been exhausting but very rewarding, he added that the new accessible controller has potential to enhance the gaming experience of people with disabilities and enable real change in their lives. Complimenting the intellectual and technological skills of the Evil Controller development team, he said “I could not be happier with the results”.
Unveiling the Switchblade
“The problem with equipment currently available to help the disabled community get into videogames is that it often costs way more than someone on disability can afford,” said Steve Spohn, Editor-In-Chief of ablegamers.com. The new Adroit Controller is expected to be affordable for the ordinary gamer, a breakthrough among expensive adapted controllers. Those lucky enough to be attending the PAX prime conference will be able to see the launch and ceremonial unveiling of the new Switchblade Adroit Controller during the the “Gamers Doing Good, How Video Games Change People’s Lives” panel on Saturday, August 22, at 12:30 PST in the Serpent Theater, Penny Arcade Expo (PAX).
PAX takes place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, which is located in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Trabasack and the Adroit Controller
At trabasack we are very excited about the launch of the new adroit controller and the new venture by Ablegamers. We are working with the Ablegamers to help bring trabasack to the gaming community in the US and look forward to seeing Trabasack working with the new Switchblade adapted controller. The Ablegamers are big fans of trabasack so we are hoping to see some pics of it being used at the launch event. Watch this space.
Now launched it looks awesome, Mark Barlet describes it as a ‘game changer for people with disabilities’. Read about the launch of the Adroit Switchblade in our next post.