The blind swordsman

Last modified
Monday, May 11, 2015

Description of App

As the title suggests, you are a swordsman who lost his sight. The only person who can give it back to you is a warlock, who ives at the end of a particularly dangerous path. So, your goal is to get to the warlock and defend yourself on the way. This is an audio game, so there’s no graphics to deal with, and you definitely want to play with headphones. The game has a story and an endless survival mode and quite a few achievements to unlocked, so there’s quite a bit of replay value


Unknown (released July 4th)

Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

10.9.3, 10.10DP2

Accessibility Comments

This game is fully self voicing so VoiceOver isn’t needed. You can leave it on, but you may occasionally turn on quicknav when you quickly press the left and right arrow keys so I would turn it off if you're not expecting anything to pop up.


The app is fully accessible without the use of VoiceOver

Other Comments

For a small, free game, I gotta say it sounds very impressive. Everything from the music, sounds, and voice acting is really good. I definitely recommend giving this one a go, especially because accessible mac games are far and few between (a Windows version is also available). forum topic about the game (most discussion takes place here) Mac download link

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Piotr Machacz 6 years 8 months ago



Submitted by Oystein on Saturday, July 5, 2014

This game seems really interesting, but unfortunately, the download link you've provided is to a corrupt file. I would really like to try this game, so plese try to fix this. Or maybe, the developers have to fix this, as it's the file that seems to be corrupt. At least, that's the message I get when I try to open it.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, July 5, 2014

No corryptein here. I just extracted the zip file with the unarchiver and it did it fine. I thencoppied the file in to the apps folder. Let the podcast begin.

Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hi Mary. ither you paid someone off, or you smiled nicely. Either way, it messed up for me too. I know this is of tipic, are you attending the ACB convention? I will be, would love to meet up. No pressure, asking.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Here is a podcast on the first level. I was a bit rushed as I was on the phone on hold so had to kind of rush the podcast but enjoy. I love the voices.

Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hi Mary, since you've gotten this to work. What am I doing wrong? Here is what i do. Click "Mac download link" then after download, open the zip, unarchiver comes up. I hit extract, then find blind sordsman application, copy it, paste in Applications. I try to run it only to get the this app is damaged and should be moved to the trash. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, July 6, 2014

No you did everythign right. I'd say redownload the app.

Good luck. Oh and make sure that it creates a folder with the unarchiver. I always have it do that as I have better luck.

Take care and let's hope I can get past the darned what ever that thign is called on level 2.

Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hi all. I got it to work, here's how. the app isn't digitally signed, so you need to allow any app to run on your mac. similar to the Windows dialog god I forget what it is, not the security one but something diferent/ Anyway got three levels done.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Actually all I did was control click and choose opwen. I have gate keeper set very very very high. That's odd.

Submitted by cjdunlop on Friday, July 18, 2014

when i try to open the download it tells me it is corrupt and to move it to trash?
any ideas?

Hi; I got the same message about the damaged file when I downloaded it. Tried several times and got the same. Then, I changed the gatekeeper settings in security preferences. Basically you have to allow apps from anywhere. Then the file will open without any problems. After you have run the app you can change the gatekeeper setting back and the file will still run. Hope that helps.

Submitted by charles on Monday, July 21, 2014

I notice that there is a link for Mac users to get the game. Will this game only work on a Mac? I'd like to give it a try on my Windows XP Pro machine and, if possible, on my iPhone 5 using the latest firmware. Thanks.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello. How in the world do you get past level 2? I hear the flail but I always get choaked or something when I try and attack with the up arrow. Even the timed parri for me does not work.

Take care and be blessed.

Submitted by billy lei on Monday, July 21, 2014

To get past level to you have to parri twice before you attack them so you have to be at a good timing before you attack them

Submitted by Igna Triay on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Will this game be made for ios?

Submitted by Sean Terry on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hi, I think It already is. You may correct me if I'm wrong. But, I could have sworn that it was made for iOS.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hy just a question. Does somebody know how do you kill the warlock?

Submitted by Ekaj on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I just downloaded this and it seems to work great on my end. At first I got the message telling me the file was damaged, but I went to the linked documentation from the developer's website and all is well. I will have more time to play in the coming days as my volunteer job has been keeping me on my toes lately, but this game seems really cool. The voice acting is fantastic. Can't beat the price either, and the number of levels really is awesome!

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Saturday, July 25, 2015

I am enjoying this game a lot. I am currently playing it for the second time now
Can anyone give me a hint and tell me how to complete both level 9 and the final level? I'm having difficulties with both levels of the game and I'm about to give-up. Level 9 is frustrating me a lot, it is very hard to tern and shoot continuously using the arrow keys.
I'd love to see this game on iOS to easily play it on the go using gyro and other game gestures.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Saturday, July 25, 2015

On level nine, the trick is to listen and keep track of the nights movements. Remember that the night will attack and move either right or left. That night will attack, and will move either left or right you have to keep track of his movements and be very quick on the arrow keys. I also had plenty trouble on that level. However on level 10 I have not passed that level yet so I am not sure what to do ask far as I know, that warlock have eight teleportation pattern. If someone could help me on that level please do so.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hello guys:
I am new to the mac system but I am loving it so much.
Recently, I have started looking for games to play and, so far, I have found The Blind Swordsman but, to my surprise, I am not being able to download the game because the game can't be found at the App Store and, when I tried to get it from the developers website, I got a message saying that the html content was empty.
Does anyone know if the game is still available?
I have also looked for this game for the IOS but it is not on the app store.
Thank you for your help, guys.
Be blessed.
Happy new year.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Yes. The game is still available in the developers website. The problem with the HTML content coming up empty, was that the webpage hadn't finished loading. This game is not for iOS, and it is not in the app store. Just wait for the webpage to finish loading, and you should be fine to go. Hope this helps.

Thank you very much, Igna.
It worked just like you said.
I really appreciate your help.
Now I am playing the game and enjoying it, too.
Happy new year, my friend.