Coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Open Source Virtual Reality on September 18 is Blind, a dark psychological thriller from developers Tiny Bull, and can I just say: it looks pretty intense. Maybe not something you want the weak of heart to have a go on unless you don’t like them, that is.
Blind challenges players with puzzles draped in shades of black and white where you are almost blind, hence the name of the title, offering around five to eight hours of full-on gameplay. You are a young woman who has lost her sight, but on top of having to deal with that, you wake up to find yourself in a strange, dark room.
Coerced by a cryptic warden, you delve into a twisted, dark and menacing mansion, only being able to use echolocation to momentarily uncover the outlines of objects, navigate the mansion, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery of what is happening and why.
Back in June, Tiny Bull Studios released some screenshots and a rather intense game-play trailer. Matteo Lana, CEO of Tiny Bull Studios explained in a press release:
“Most VR titles use the medium to flood players’ senses, but we wanted to do something special and restrict the senses in a way, but even as Blind inhibits our standard perception of sight, the echolocation mechanic and fully-encompassing environment engage the player and enhance the puzzle gameplay in a way that only VR can.”
Mentioned above, Blind will be available digitally on September 18 for $24.99 on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, and Open Source Virtual Reality. A physical retail version, published by Perp Games will become available in Europe beginning September 28, with a North American release date to follow. See below for some Blind screenshots for you to enjoy: