Playing video games bring fun and entertainment to many people. In most cases, video games take players to an imaginary world where they can forget their worries as they take the role of an imaginary character. This alternate universe allows them to embody an indestructible vision and an unyielding virtue exhibited by heroes and protagonists in some of the most famous titles in video games. This amplified sensation of strength and hope is something everyone should experience and enjoy. Such was the case for Julio Enrique Rito Vasquez, when his friend Rami Wehbe, told him that he wanted a way to play "Zelda: Breath of the wild." Vasquez began developing an adapter for the Nintendo Switch console that would allow his friend to play the game with only the use of his right hand.

A versatile gaming console

The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major home video game console developed by Nintendo. It is considered to be a hybrid gaming console as it could be played both on a home console (connected to a television) and a handheld device. With its reputation for being flexible, the Nintendo Switch console became the perfect platform for Vasquez. He then began his research and started designing prototypes for his work. On his Thingiverse page, Vasquez said "I had to ensure that it would be easy to print, lightweight and practical. After testing that it works correctly, we decided to share it, so that it can be of help to other gamers in a similar situation."

Free for all

Vasquez uploaded his design as a free, 3D-printable download on his Thingiverse page.

The One hand adapter currently has two design specifications, one acts as a clamp which allows both joy cons to be placed on top of each other, the second design encases both controllers which binds them together allowing it to be controlled by only one hand. This design opens up the Nintendo Switch gaming console to more players as they will no longer be restricted by physical challenges in playing their favorite games.

AbleGamers (a nonprofit organization and foundation dedicated to bringing greater accessibility in the video game space) introduced the adapter to the general public by way of its Twitter account this weekend. Vasquez said that he started receiving emails that detail the senders' particular cases and providing Vasquez with valuable suggestions and feedback. Some video game players expressed their interest in the adapter right after AbleGamers' Twitter post.