Psychological Thriller Blind Is Set for an Intense VR Launch on September 18

Developer Tiny Bull is releasing Blind, a dark and mysterious psychological world in virtual reality, on September 18 for PS VR and other VR platforms.

on September 6, 2018 12:18 PM

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:

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Rachael, who is from Ireland, has been gaming for over 25 years. First exploring the gaming universe with a Nintendo Game & Watch as a young child, and following that through with ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Atari. Nowadays you can find her playing on the Switch, PS4 or Xbox One. She's a huge lover of Naughty Dog, declaring The Last Of Us to be her favorite in recent times. When not gaming, she enjoys playing the guitar, nature, reading and going on mindless adventures.