Perception first-person explorer puts players in a blind

Now, here's something refreshing that we don't get to see every day. The Deep End Games has unveiled Perception, a first-person horror/exploration game with a blind main character.

Players assume the role of Cassie Thornton, who visits an estate with a "Presence" that won't let her leave. So far, so cliché. However, the whole blindness angle looks rather well executed. The game simulates seeing the world through echolocation, with sounds lighting up the environment around you. The video below is quite illustrative:

Cassie is assisted by her cane and by her boyfriend over a smartphone, but due to a storm, the latter isn't always available. You have to keep hiding from the Presence, and you can use objects as diversions. Sound is required to see, but making noise can also be risky.

The project is being funded via Kickstarter, and one of the most interesting stretch goals includes VR support, which sounds quite exciting. You can read more at Polygon.

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