Michael Astolfi, a recent NYU grad and Game Center alumnus, launched a Kickstarter project along with Aaron Rasmussen for BlindSide: The Audio Adventure Game. The project made over twice its funding goal by its finish on December 1, and now the game’s iOS version (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and New iPad only) has launched!
BlindSide takes the “video” out of “videogames,” and tosses players in a fully rendered 3D world that they’ll never see. Players explore their environment guided only by what they can hear in the world around them and their memories. Their goal is to try to figure out why they have lost their ability to see, while avoiding the monsters that are slaughtering people all around them. The game offers an identical gameplay experience to both sighted and visually impaired games, and features a neat gyro control scheme that allows players to change the direction they’re facing in the game just by rotating their bodies in the real world.
The game sports a really interesting gameplay mechanic well-suited to mobile devices. If you’d like to see what the alumi of the Game Center are up to, you should definitely check out BlindSide. You can see more of BlindSide in its Kickstarter trailer below, and on the App Store.