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

Version

1.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

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

Recommendations

31 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Lifestar 3 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I downloaded and installed the app, I then launched it and it went and downloaded English souns, but now nothing happens it just says loading then I hear a heartbeat sound anyone else get this?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

You just had to wait for the file to finish loading. It may take a while, but when the heartbeat stops, you will be able to play. It is a pretty cool game so far.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi, I got the game and was able to get the English sounds and voice. But, I can't access any of the menu options. Every time I flick left to right it will say the option, but I can't double tap on the screen to except that menu auction. It just repeats the menu choice again.

Submitted by Nick Apostolidis on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi Sean. Have you tried after disabling voice over? it should work.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

That's odd it works well for me with voiceover on. I don't have any trouble pressing the options.

Submitted by Ka Yat Li on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do a two-finger double tap to select the option once you've flicked to it. Speaking of options, I find it strange that it says to ask a sighted person for help to get the in-app purchases even though it's accessible with Voiceover.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How long" is the download supposed to take? Been downloading for an hour now... ... ...

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It depends on your Wi-Fi network. Mine took about 15 minutes.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

OK, sounds good. But how do you back out of, say the options screen with voiceover on? I can't figure that one out.

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

the download finished for me in about 10 or 15 minutes, but how long is the loading supposed to take? I gave up after about 5 minutes, I did try restarting the phone and the app, note I am talking about the game actually loading so you can use it, not downloading of sounds.

Submitted by charles on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Is this able to be played by people who do not speak French? Thanks.

Submitted by Clare Page on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi! I've just installed A Blind Legend myself, downloading the files it asked me to download, but I haven't actually played the game yet at the time of writing this post. Before downloading the files, you can choose which language to play the game in, the choices being French and English: as I'm in France, I could have chosen French, but I chose English instead. A few times the game told me to tap twice to continue and that didn't always work the first time, but in the end I got the files downloaded, which took about ten minutes for me at the most. I expect I'll return to this thread after I've actually played the game at least a bit.

Submitted by Sof on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The download could be quite long indeed. But once all the required data downloaded, it should start quite immediately, at least in French. I don't have tested it in English yet but I'll do it if it can help once I'll figure out how to back to the main menu. I'm not even sure we can change the language once the game has started...
I wish to all of you who haven't been able to play yet you'll do soon. It's a great game. It's young and still need improvements but its developers are really enthusiast. :)

Submitted by Sean Terry on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wow, what a game so far! I'm in the fishermen's village and it's a bit hard here. But it is very well done! I love this one!

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I've downloaded this game and it sounds pretty great.
but the problem is, on my 4S, I got to the part when blake told how to draw or remove his sword, I do a double tap to use the sword and then I hear a scene that the soldier is coming back and then I hear that the game is loading and after that, it puts me back to my home screen.
is it a bug with the 4S or the game doesn't support my device?

Submitted by kingdekka on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This one's pretty far in the game but, It is when you're in the forest going to find ademon to cure a poison arrow attack. You are being guided by a person from the temple, and once you get to a certain point in the forest where the path is streight in front of you, you are unable to move foward. the only thing you are able to do at this point is turn, draw your sword, and raise your shield. It's pretty much not passable.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I don't think it's a bug. I already got past that part.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I really love this game! I just keep going back to it. I love the fact that you can buy a set amount of lives, and if you die a few times the life counter gets replenished overtime.

Submitted by Toonhead on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I had no trouble getting the game installed and downloading the necessary sounds. For those having trouble with the language option, the game figures out what language you're using, and installs that language. If you want to choose French, you simply swipe to the left and choose that. and then when you double-tap, the language is chosen, and the sounds will download. You'll hear a heartbeat sound as the sounds download. on my FIOS connection they took about close to 10 minutes, although that's just an approximation. I didn't actually time it. But if you don't hear anything for a while, sit tight and you'll get verbal indications that the sounds are downloading. Just give it some time. Once the sounds are installed you can begin playing. I'm not exactly sure why the game mentions having a sighted person help you, as we should be able to purchase things ourselves, I'd sure think? I haven't bought any in-app purchases yet. Nice game, and in the beginning parts, you are told to double-tap on the screen just like VoiceOver, so people should be right at home.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Does this game have survival mode? I mean after you complete the story? Not that I have... Yet.

Submitted by kingdekka on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

In reply to by Igna Triay

I can't seem to move at all aside from turning around. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'd be greatly appreciative.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To move put one finger on the screen and swipe your finger up, while still pressing it on the screen.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why the game crashes on the Iphone 4S?
I got to the second tutorial level and then when it loads the next tutorial level(after blake has been told how to draw the sword), it says loading and when it's finished loading it simply crashed. What's wrong?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

No idea it might be that the game does not support iPhone 4 S. I have a iPhone five, and it works perfectly well

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's a shame, I can't play the whole game when this thing is not supported.
The first 2 tutorial level are fine, but when the game is loading the third level it closes. I think I have to wait for an update and when it still doesn't work I will delete it

Submitted by Sean Terry on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi, I'm on the scene where they're throwing the arrows. The third part of that where this big monster comes, I don't know how to fight it. I can't figure that one out at all. If anyone can give help, that would be awesome. Thanks a lot!

Submitted by Igna Triay on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To kill the marauder you need to know his pattern. That is, first he sort of growls, and then he starts walking towards you. Block at that when he growls, and after he makes the first strike, attack him quickly. Hope this helps.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Well, finally I finished the game. It is very cool. However, it would be cool if there was a survival mode. Does anyone know how to contact the developers by email instead of Twitter? Any help would be appreciated.

I'm not having too many issues. I think I had the game crash once at that exact same spot when you get your sword, but taking the game out of the app switcher and loading it again fix that problem. I would highly suggest with the game like this that you have nothing except it running. Even if the apps in your app switcher don't say that they're active, close them anyway. Good luck, and I hope this helps you.

Thanks,
Shersey

Submitted by Ken Downey on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hack'n'slash meets Sangre! Love this! Also, I think they updated it because I got progress notifications as it downloaded. Instead of just saying download in progress, it said ten percent etc. I could wish it were more challenging than it is, but I'm not all the way through, so maybe it'll get even harder, but I also know people have finished already. It needs difficulty levels or something I think. The sound is very well done, and I'm wondering if they used the Papa engine. It sure sounds like it! Great game for sure.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

it still doesn't work even when I close it from the app switcher and loading it again.
what should I do? I'm using iOS 9.0

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I guess contact the developers if that's not the case then it does not support your device, at least it's not supposed to.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

how do I contact the developer of the game? I go to it's website but I don't found the contact link.

Submitted by Clare Page on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I got started with actually playing A Blind Legend yesterday, and I'm very impressed with it so far: I have had no problems running it on my iPhone 6. I admit hat I haven't got very far yet, just to the level where I learned the sword-drawing gesture, as I tested the game late last night and didn't want to stay awake half the night playing it, but I'll definitely be going back to the game later today. The sound is very immersive, definitely a good thing: I can picture myself as Blake going through the places Louise leads him through, and I like the fact that if you're not sure where to go you put your finger on the screen for a second and Louise will tell you to go in whatever direction she is. I'm also pleased to see that buying extra lives is not expensive: as I am the kind of person who tends to get killed in these adventurous games, I decided to buy twenty lives, and that only cost me 2.99 euros. My one big criticism of this ggame is the "get someone to help you" label on some options: this should perhaps be changed to something like, "If you are blind, VoiceOver will be needed". Otherwise, I personally think this game is well worth getting: I expect it'll get harder later but I'll face the harder scenes when they come.

Submitted by Joseph on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I agree with the last comment posted here. It's a wonderful game. And for free, too. Who the hell can complain about that kinda price tag? :)

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Unfortunately, I don't have a twitter account, so I can't contact the developer.
I'm better to wait for an update before I will delete the game again

Submitted by Justin on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It hasn't crashed on my 5S yet. I'm guessing it's older phone/slower CPU = crashing game.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Finally, i can play the game.
It's really nice, especially the voice acting, the plot, all of them are really amazing.
Now, a problem with the stage itself. I got to a part where I must go to an ice cave. On my way there, ms. Luis said there is a cliff and the path itself is getting narrow.
When I walk around, I always fall to it.
Any tips on passing this level?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I'm actually recording a walk through. I don't say anything but you will hear every mystake I make. I'll tet as many of the repeated attempts out as I can though. Lol!

Take care.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wow cool, can't wait to hear it.
This is a verry nice game, and to me it's an accessible version of infinity blade

Submitted by Ken Downey on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Just make sure you're always facing Louise, and check your direction every two steps or so. That will keep you from falling. Eventually you'll get so good at following her that you can just run through the whole level, keeping her voice ahead of you at all times.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

No. It probably crashed or something. The game is much longer than that. Odd though.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

No it didn't crash. I won't give away what happened but you will have to listen to the file to find out how it ended for me.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

I listened to the file and I am not sure what happened. For me, it got stuck somewhere in the midst of a fight, is this where it ends?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

That is exactly where it ended for me which is why I'm a bit confused. And I had I think 2 lives left. Lol! What confused me even more was the way the character died. That should not have been possible.

Submitted by Jesse Anderson on Thursday, October 8, 2015

I'm only a short way in, but quite like it so far. I like the variety of action. I'm actually stuck at the part where you're dodging the trees as she's calling out directions. Dodging is fine, but jumping seems near impossible. It seems like you have too little time to react after she says "Look out" before you're hit.

One other suggestion I'd have for the game is to have an option to perminently unlock the game. I have no problem paying for a game, and will definitely be supporting this developer. I just don't like buying finite/usable resources like lives, gems, coins, etc. Please give an option to fully buy the game as well. A lot of other IOS games are starting to do this. Pac-Man 256 is a good example.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

How did he die? I mean, yes, I died lots of times, But nearly always being killed in fights. Is this the only part in which you are stuck? curious though. I already finished the game, and it never crashed. Also, your character could have died, after taking several hits, when the next Blow strikes, the character dies because of his wounds.