VR Game Blind Promises Unique Experience By Making You Actually Blind

You would think being blind would be something that VR games would want to avoid like the plague, but upcoming title Blind says: no.

on June 24, 2018 10:37 AM

Upcoming VR title Blind blends a unique premise with some intriguing gameplay in the latest announcement trailer for the game.

Brought to us by the folks at Tiny Bull Studios, Blind will put you in the shoes of a young woman who has aptly lost her sight, relying instead on echolocation to navigate her surroundings.

And boy, is she somewhere weird. Check out some of the screenshots and the trailer below if you’re interested in what I mean by that. The environment is a simplistic rendering of the outline of shapes around you with a stark contrast and emphasis created between the black and white color scheme. It’s an interesting art direction and an interesting concept, so I’m definitely interested to see what the game holds in store for us.

The premise of the game is described as:

Waking up in a strange room with little memory of how she came to be there, a young woman makes the shocking discovery she has lost her sense of sight. Goaded by the sinister and sadistic Warden, she must explore a twisted and frightening mansion using sound alone. By sending out soundwaves with a cane, the outlines of objects are revealed briefly, enabling the player to navigate the mansion, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery of what is happening to her.

As she gets closer and closer to the truth, however, she will be forced to confront her worst enemy–that which she does not, or will not see.

Blind will be coming to PS4 and PC with VR support for the Oculus Rift, PSVR, OSVR, and the Vive. The game is slated to release Q3 2018 but does not have a specific release date as of yet.

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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.