Videoless Video Game Accessible for Non-Sighted People
Navigate new worlds and vanquish your enemies with nothing but sound
Video games for the visually impaired are few and far between, but thanks to the ambitious French creative studio DOWiNO, there is a very cool new game on the horizon called A Blind Legend. It’s the story of a knight who seeks vengeance from the people who gouged out his eyes and robbed him of his true love – and the challenge is to get her back with nothing but your auditory senses.
The mobile game requires players to maneuver through the game using simple swiping motions on their device. While the screen remains dark, except for a vague, shimmering texture, you have to rely on your daughter’s voice and the clash of swords as your guide. The audio was created using binaural sound, a 3D recording method for headphones that makes it easier to build complex and interactive environments with nothing but sound.