Tiny Bull Studios’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Blind has been on the radar for some time now. The title invites players to navigate an unfamiliar world without the traditional visual complexity and instead, users must tap their cane in order to emit sound wave which reflect off – and therefor highlight – surrounding objects. Now Tiny Bull Studios’ have released a number of new GIFs that show the title off in action.
The narrative-driven psychological adventure will require players to forget what they know about sight and relay on echolocation in order to progress through the title. Playing as a young women who wakes up in a strange room with little memory of how she got there, only able to know for sure that she has lost her sight. With a sinister presence called the Warden lurking around the mansion players will need to explore, solving puzzles as they adventure deeper into the building all while trying to uncovering the mystery of what’s happened.
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 team behind Blind won the award for Best Game at the Turin (Italy) jam site with the entry Come to See My House. Since then Tiny Bull Studios have been working hard to bring the prototype into a full title with the support of their publisher Surprise Attack Games.
The new GIFs show the echolocation in action in a number of different situations. This includes walking around the building with a hand reached out so to feel for surroundings. Solving puzzles, picking up skulls and even approaching a still figure in the middle of a room. All of these showcase just how effective the echolocation gameplay system looks to work and it is sure to make for a immersive gameplay experience when the title finally releases.
There is no official release date for Blind yet other than the Q2 2018 listen on the titles official Steam page. It is confirmed to be releasing with support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive along with a PlayStation VR release planned for later this year, published by Surprise Attack Games. There is no word on Windows Mixed Reality compatibility at this time. The PlayStation VR release will also be getting a retail release thanks to publisher Perp Games and is available to pre-order via Amazonand Play Asia at this time though again, no release date is mentioned.