Virtual reality (VR) is known for being truly immersive, blocking off your senses and is sometimes described as an ’empathy machine’. Blind was born at the 2014 global game jam where the devs took the ‘video’ out of ‘videogame’ and made players blind. By using a cane and tapping objects, soundwaves will bounce sound off objects and give you the ability to see again via echolocation.
You play a woman who wakes up from an accident in a strange house. Blind is not a horror videogame, but a psychological thriller adventure, where you have to solve puzzles in order to find out who you are, why you got there and what you’re doing in a very strange house.
Aided by binaural sound, Blind aims to truly immerse you with three to four hours of gameplay depending on how comfortable you feel moving and solving puzzles. It will be released to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and potentially Microsoft’s mixed reality headsets at Q1 in 2018.
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