A Blind Legend Challenges Your Senses In A Different Way

Games favour the visual when it comes to creating spectacle,  giving the player feedback on what they are doing, and when it comes to showing the success or failure of their actions. Audio certainly plays a part too, but many games are still playable with the sound muted but the visuals on, rather than the other way around. Dowino’s A Blind Legend, as the title might imply, attempts to try things in this latter way, urging the gamer to waggle their lugs to try to make sense of what is going on in the unseen game world around them.

The player controls Edward Blake, the legendary blind knight, on an adventure to save his wife Lady Caroline, from Thork, the mad king of High Castle. With some help from his daughter, he must find his way past the traps and pitfalls that lace his path.

A Blind Legend

As you might imagine, the sound design of the game takes on extra importance when the player is denied the usual visual information they might expect from an adventure game. A Blind Legend utilises binaural technology to create 3D sound, helping the player to make sense of what is going on around their character. It should probably go without saying that headphones are essential to playing this game.

You can watch the trailer below:

A Blind Legend has been out on mobile platforms since the end of last year, but launched for PC a few days ago on Steam, where it is currently 20% off at £3.99.

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GS Blogger: Casey Douglass

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