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Unique audio horror adventure BlindSides PC, Mac, and iOS

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.

BlindSide is available for download now for $2.99 at the App Store or $4.00 at Desura.  For more information about the game, check out the official website for details.




Community Comments

Latest comments (4 total)

I don’t see much need for completely distinct reviews, but yes, if one is noticeably better/worse than the other, they’ll get separate scores.

Aug 1, 2012

Great to hear a review will be coming but the it sounds to me like the iPad and PC / Mac versions sound different enough to justify seperate reviews? The concept seems pretty sound for Ipad, and I can imagine it working well, but the PC version i’m not so sure about. If the experience is significantly different would you assign seperate scores to both versions?

Aug 1, 2012

Yup.  Both iPad and PC versions (together), hopefully.

Aug 1, 2012

So, are Adventure Gamers going to review it? I’m intrigued but I want to read reviews first.

Aug 1, 2012
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