The newest game in this genre has just been launched by a team of creative developers in France. A crowd funding campaign was used to raise more than 31,000 pounds to evolve their demo into a functioning prototype.
Blind Legend follows the story of a knight, who has lost his eyesight and journeys through a forest to free his wife from her violent kidnappers, BBC News reported.
The technique involves fitting a dummy with tiny condenser microphones that mimic the way our ears naturally hear sound. Each scene in the game is recorded using this method and the result is a more realistic, three-dimensional experience. Since there are no graphics, players must rely on their aural senses to navigate through levels.
The main character’s movements are controlled using a touch screen, so players move their feet or their sword through simple swiping motions on their phone. The screen remains dark at all times.