A Blind Legend

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Description of App: 

It’s the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes!
Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound.

HEADPHONES ARE COMPULSORY!

Your eyes will be of no help.
So close them, sharpen your hearing and your blade…
And embark on an epic, perilous rite of passage.

How do you play?

Put on your headphones and use your smartphone’s touchscreen like a joystick:

- to move around freely;
- to fight using your sword;
- to defend yourself and protect yourself with your shield;
- to repel your enemies and perform combos!

Live the adventures of Edward Blake, the famous blind knight! Guided by your daughter Louise, you must find your way and avoid the many traps that lie in store in the High Castle Kingdom, while confronting dangerous enemies!

The game is fully accessible to visually impaired people, and is aimed at anyone who’s eager for an original, immersive sensory experience through a ground-breaking video game. And because the player is the character, it will help raise public awareness of this kind of disability.

It was co-created thanks to support from a community of fans who helped with the crowdfunding campaign (www.ulule.com/a-blind-legend) and in a co-production with France Culture, a Radio France station.

This type of hack-and-slash game, with a heroic-fantasy flavour, harnesses the innovative technology of binaural sound, which delivers a gripping 3D soundscape and brings characters and actions vividly to life around the player – as if they were actually in the game!
Listen to the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i_CcH5Bd30

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.2

Accessibility Comments: 

Of course, this game is fully accessible as it has been built mainly for blind folks.
These binaural sounds give the player an amazing feeling of reality.

VoiceOver Performance: 

Not applicable for this app.

Button Labeling: 

Not applicable for this app.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Sure, there are many great audio games out there, but they are all exclusively developed in English. For us, French users, it's the first real adventure audio game in our native language. I hope You'll enjoy it as I do. :)

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@ablindlegend