Play a Sightless Woman Facing Her Fears in VR Title Blind
The partnership between developer Tiny Bull Studios and indie label Surprise Attack Games has borne fruit: the two have jointly announced their scary VR game Blind, a psychological virtual reality thriller to be released in the spring for the Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), with the PlayStation VR version coming soon.
In Blind, players will confront everything without the aid of sight, making for a jarring — and terrifying — experience. The protagonist wakes up in a strange room with no memory of how she got there and goaded by the mysterious Warden, players must explore a twisted and mansion only using echolocation. While sound waves briefly reveal the outlines of objects to navigate and solve puzzles, the closer players get to the truth, the more unavoidable their worst enemy – that which they do not, or will not, see.
Blind was born out of the Global Game Jam in 2014 in which teams were challenged to create gameplay experiences guided by the theme “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” With its creation, the Blind team won the Best Game award at the Turin jam site with its entry Come to See My House. Tiny Bull Studios took this prototype to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March of that year, catching the eye of indie label Surprise Attack Games. The rest is history.
The two companies decided to take the concept and develop it into a scary VR game, with its design heavily informed by the unique experience VR enables, especially when restricting and controlling the player’s senses rather than flooding them.
The narrative-driven puzzle adventure game Blind features around four to five hours of gameplay and will be releasing in the spring on all major PC-based VR platforms, with a version for PSVR releasing later in 2018.
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Source: Press Release