Developer Tiny Bull Studios and indie label Surprise Attack Games announced the release of the Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) versions of psychological virtual reality thriller, Blind, with the PlayStation VR (PSVR) version coming soon.
About VR Thriller Blind
Waking up in a strange room with scant memory of how she came to be there, a young woman makes the shocking discovery that she has lost her sense of sight. Goaded by the mysterious Warden, she must explore a twisted and frightening mansion using echolocation. Sound waves briefly reveal the outlines of objects, enabling her to navigate the mansion, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery of what is happening and why. 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.
Born out of the Global Game Jam in 2014, which had the theme of “we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” the Blind team won the Best Game award at the Turin (Italy) jam site with their 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 then fledgling indie label, Surprise Attack Games.
Together they decided to take the concept and develop it as a VR-only title. The game design has been heavily informed by the unique experience VR provides and the counter-to-popular wisdom approach of utilizing VR to restrict and control the player’s senses rather than flood them.
- Learn to navigate carefully and cautiously using your cane. Send out soundwaves to reveal your surroundings briefly before they fade into darkness. Gramophones and other objects that make sound become lighthouses in the all-encompassing blackness.
- Built from the ground up for virtual reality and supporting binaural audio and motion control, Blind is a fully immersive and unique experience that removes you from the world you are used to, and asks you to see things differently.
- Where are you? Who is the Warden? Why has he kidnapped you and why does he want you to solve the puzzles in this strange and yet somehow eerily familiar place? Experience a constant sense of foreboding and emotional tension as you travel deeper into a mansion riddled with puzzles and dangers. As you search for answers, will you find things you’d rather not see?
The narrative-driven puzzle adventure game features around four to five hours of gameplay and will be releasing in Spring on all major PC-based VR platforms, with a version for PSVR releasing later in 2018. Learn more by visiting the BLIND website, follow them on Facebook or Twitter. Also, add Blind to your Steam wishlist from their Steam store page.