Video games have been around since the 1970s. people from all ages enjoy playing video games. It give them a world to escape too, and lets then enjoy a story or connection to characters within the world.
Inclusion and diversity is something that has been taking over different industries from movies tto video games.
So is there inclusion of the wheelchair community in video games?
Surprisingly yes, way back in the 1990s, a video game series call “backyard sports”. There was a playable character that you could choose to play sports from basketball to hockey.
Looking at these games today. All of these games have their current wheelchair sport counterpart. In this video we are going to take a closer look into this playable character and the sports played today that could have been inspired by these set of games.
I think we need more representation of the wheelchair community in our current videos. So that young kids can connect with them, as I did when I was young play “Backyard Basketball”.