E3 2017: Evil Controllers Aims to Shift Your Thinking About Controllers
The folks at Evil Controllers are firm believers that everyone should be able to game. Whenever we think about gaming, we sometimes overlook gamers with disability. At E3 I was able to see a couple of controllers that they designed for gamers who were unable to utilize any existing controllers. These are gamers that might be missing a limb so they needed a controller that they can use with one hand. There were other controllers that were created for gamers that might have limited movement, an inability to do a full range of motion. They have partnered with The AbleGamers Foundation to create controllers for gamers with disabilities. Their passion towards ensuring gaming is accessible to every game is a fantastic story that deserves mentioning.
I have included their mission statement below which can be found here.
At Evil Controllers, we have firm belief that everyone can game. The Evil Accessibility division strives to achieve this goal. We create individually customized controllers for gamers who are not always able to approach gaming in the same way, and often times have limited mobility, as well as enable people to play and compete on a level that otherwise was not possible. We are dedicated to recreating controllers to any lengths possible to meet the needs of our customers through technology, ingenuity and a little bit of creativity. There is no limit to what we can do.
We have created a partnership with The AbleGamers Foundation, a 501(c) Nonprofit Public Charity dedicated to the disabled gamer. We work directly with the foundation to create controllers that meet the needs of any gamer with a disability. Working alongside this community that is not only serving those with challenges, but organized and run by them, we are able to stretch out our hand and reach those in need. It is our part in giving a piece of humanity to those who think they will never obtain it. With their connections and interactions with that part of the gaming community, we are able to reach those that we couldn’t have. We keep a strong relationship with AbleGamers and continue to grow and support each other. We strive to create a gaming community that connects all gamers and excludes no one.
We see Evil Controllers being heavily involved in the research and development of able gaming. We want to remain at the forefront of accessible gaming and continue to innovate and grow to meet the demand for accessible controllers. There is nothing we can’t do. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our controllers and the ability to create something as special as a completely personalized controller. We plan to make a pre-made set of controllers that could help us to limit production time and improve our efficiency.
†Source: Evil Shift Press Release
More About Evil Controllers
Evil Controllers immediately revolutionized the gaming peripheral industry as the first custom controller company. Now celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Evil Controllers is still pioneering, creating high-quality products eSports gamers need to be competitive. Beyond customization of controllers, Evil Controllers’ Accessible Gaming Division provides disabled gamers with controller customization, enabling anyone to play video games despite physical limitations. Based in Tempe, AZ, Evil Controllers has produced hundreds of thousands of completely customized controllers for both local and global customers.