Now here's something you don't see every day... In fact, it's something you won't actually see this time either, as indie developer epicycle has recently released its unique audio horror adventure BlindSide for PC and Mac.
Originally released earlier this year for iOS platforms, BlindSide casts players in the role of an assistant professor named Case, who "wakes up blind, to find his city destroyed and mysterious creatures devouring people. Will you and your girlfriend be able to find your way without sight? How will you escape? Run for your life, save the girl, and uncover the mystery of the apocalypse—all in the dark!"
In a game "inspired by co-creator Aaron Rasmussen's temporary blindness as a result of an explosion in high school chemistry", players control Case using only audio cues to guide them. On the Apple version, you "put on headphones, hold your iPhone, and face the direction you want to go. Listen as the world rotates around you and explore the darkness." In the newly-released PC and Mac versions, the game uses "custom audio algorithms to turn any pair of stereo headphones into simulated surround sound."
As if stumbling about in the "dark" wasn't challenging enough, you'll also need to contend with monsters lurking about. In order to avoid them and survive, you'll need to pay close attention to over 1000 different sound effegts and lines of dialogue.