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 4 months 1 week ago

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Comments

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

I was covered by the sheild when I got hit by the fire. and the speed of the hart was fine. Not perfect but fine.

as for the look out that is not jump that is just a look out for the brnch I think.

As for the lives I can replenish with out buying. You get replenished every 20 minutes. so no worries there.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hi. I am now in the citidell. and when I go in to the alleys, I have to walk slow. but, there is one part, where the souldiers seem to kill me no matter what i do. How do I get passed this?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

That part is pretty hard. What you'll have to do, is the after the patrol passes you, hurry up. Running towards your daughter, as fast as You can, there is a ladder leading up to a roof. If you make it, you should be fine. Though it will get harder afterwards. Lol.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sarah, to get past the demon I surmise that you are at that stage, since you mentioned the fire. You'll notice that before that the demon strikes, she will make sort of a shout. Strike when she is starting to shout. Also, what could have killed you, was that you accidentally released the shield, and when the fire struck, the character was too weak, and died of a single blow. That happened to me also. I was about to strike the demon, and I was not shielding myself. The fire struck, and I died. I had to start that scene again. Hope this helps.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

yeah I actually release when she starts to shout. Interesting. Hmm. I think I did a decent ob in the walk through so far lol!

Oh and I didn't let go of the shield but I still died. How odd.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ok now I got to a part where the enemy is provoking me.
It is afyter the part where I kill the dogs and a few thieves. What should I do?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wow, that Allie sceen is hard. Yeah, I think I'll just try again when I'm more awake tomorrow. Lol! it starts off easy enough but yeah the gard keep getting me.

Take care all.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hi, now I got to a lake, then after walking around, i get a scene where someone is carying a bow and luis got hit by it.
Then I destroy the flying arrows and then I got to scene where blake talk to luis but then a monster attacked me and this thing is really hard to kill.
The monster growls and attacks multiple time but everytime I strike the monster but it always attack me back.
What should I do?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

To kill the monster, you'll notice that he strikes twice. Block his first strike, and before he can strike again attack him quickly.

Submitted by mich on Thursday, October 8, 2015

hi all. I downloaded the game and got as far as getting my sord b ut then when the next leval loaded the game just stopt and I couldn't get any ferther. it says this game is free so how can I go and fight people? I am using a eye phone 4s and it seems to work quite well. I am just wondering how to get any firther in this game.

Submitted by alex wallis on Thursday, October 8, 2015

has anyone had a reply from the developers on twitter? I tweeted them asking about the game being stuck for me on loading, and got no reply at all. There twitter seems to exclusively retweet stuff in French which is now spamming my timeline, thinking of unfollowing them.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ok now I got to an alley and then I've no idea after getting to a part where the patrol is passing I run but the soldiers come at me and killed me.
How do I pass this?

@sockhopsinger: While running, when Louise says right or left, you must flick once to the right direction and you jump right away by flicking up. Both gestures should be performed quickly one after the otther E.G: Flick right then flick up, flick left then flick up... I've been able to pass this scene only by using this method.

Good luck

Submitted by gsynuh on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hi everyone,

I was the developer of this game, but I'm not part of the company that created and published it so I cannot represent them on this forum.

But I can tell you that their official support e-mail address for the game is : support@dowino.com (as is listed on the google play store)

This is the first discussion about the game I come to, and I'm very happy to hear that you're having an enjoyable experience !

I notice you are stuck at every level. i encourage you to listen to my walk through I did so far at https://www.dropbox.com/s/kmiyj0svtxhfwsf/blind%20legend%20walkthrough… It's not cine yet but it will be as soon as I edit together the pieces from last night which I only managed to finish one level btw. lol! Keep playign with it as we cannot give you all the answers all the time as we are still learningn the game, plus it's more fun ti fugure it out by yourself and share any tips and hints.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hi gsynuh,
Will there be future updates to this game? If so, will there be a survival mode? Thanks.

Submitted by gsynuh on Thursday, October 8, 2015

In reply to by Igna Triay

Hi Igna,

I'm pretty sure there will be updates yes, I haven't had contact with the rest of the team yet since the launch, so I have no idea when exactly.

I don't know about any plans for extra game modes, but I'm forwarding this idea because It's great, and I'd like that too!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

yeah the survial mode could take you through each enemy in different environments and if you die, that's it. Maybe that could be an idea.

Take care.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Btw I should add the word gizer in the game is mis pronounced, unless they meant somethingn else, or it's spoken differently in that relm.

Take care.

Submitted by Fenrir on Thursday, October 8, 2015

I try pinching the screen with two fingers but stones keep killing me

Submitted by Sean Terry on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Yeah, Lord Blake pronounced guys are as geezer. I wonder if that can be re-recorded so that is said correctly.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

At Fenrir. To avoid getting killed by the stones, keep your fingers pinched on the screen. As long as you do this, you will be protected.

KE7ZUM, I'm listening to your walkthrough.

I'm at the point where the voice tells the player to "discard your fingers from the screen" to push the enemy back so you can hit him many times in a combo.

This is a mis-translation from french and could be interpreted as "removing your fingers from the screen " (I guess that's what anyone playing in english will understand).

What the voice should explain is that you have to spread your fingers quickly while touching the screen ( a fast zoom gesture basically ) ... the opposite of raising the shield in fact.

This should help going through some levels faster (and enjoying it more).

thanks for sharing!

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

What does a finger swipe down when you have your sword out do? I only hear a sound of metal against metal. Sort of. Does this Gesture it does something?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 8, 2015

No, you only swipe up left or right. It probably hits the ground or something.

Tke care.

Submitted by Lifestar on Thursday, October 8, 2015

As many others I am stuck among the trees. I even bought some lives, but I can't get through them, even if I try hard. Is there any secret there?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

When Louise says the direction, swipe quickly in the given direction. Four example, if she says right, swipe several times right. Until you hear the horse on your left and vice versa

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Club AppleVis Member

I'm loving this game a lot. This game is one of my top 10 iOS video games with no video.
I highly recommend gamers to play this game on a newer iPhones such as the iPhone 5 or 5s and above. The game performance is amazing on both iPhones 6+ and 6s+.
I'm still playing the game and I had no crashes at all. Hope you gamers love it as I do.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Yeah I agree. Definitely one of my top five audio games. The story is pretty well done. This game doesn't crash for me as well.

Submitted by hanif naufal h… on Thursday, October 8, 2015

How do I pass the alley? I follow luis after fighting the soldiers, I follow her to a chicken and then when in the alley there is a soldier. I run from them and luis tells me to stop from the patrol and I run the soldiers got me and killed me.
What should I do?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 8, 2015

After The patrol passes, follow Louise, as best as you can. Check where she is going every few steps, and move fast. If not, you'll get killed.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, October 9, 2015

Yeah, I'm at the exact same spot and I'm starting to memorise the script. Lol! Not easy and the guy can't move any faser. It's frustrating.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Friday, October 9, 2015

Well, it seems like a lot of us are stuck in the same exact spot. I'm stuck there too! I just can't seem to figure out the timing. It's quite difficult this one.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, October 9, 2015

Yeah, I got frustrated a lot in that exact part. Though, wait until you get to the next scene. It will set your nerves on edge. It is a lot of fun though. Remember that that is precisely the way of games. You are meant to get stuck at one point or another.

Submitted by Fenrir on Friday, October 9, 2015

They get us with a boat, how do I avoid getting killed?

Since Blake speaks English with an English accent, he is pronouncing the word "geyser" correctly for uk English. Since it's not a word that is used every day, I hadn't realised, as a Brit, that Americans pronounce it differently. So the pronunciation doesn't need correcting, in my opinion, as it fits the accent of the man pronouncing the word: in British English we always pronounce "geyser" as "geezer", or we did when I still lived in the UK anyway.

Submitted by Apple Khmer on Friday, October 9, 2015

So, I'm in the dungeon, at the guardroom. I keep getting killed when the guards run out at me, after Louise tells me to hurry up. Any hints on which way I should go to get away from them?

Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, October 9, 2015

When Louise tells you to hurry up, walk in her direction as fast as you can. You should be fine after that.

Submitted by Jesse Anderson on Friday, October 9, 2015

Thanks for the clarification on the shield stun. I did misunderstand that description to simply let go, and wondered why the enemy on the bridge wasn't getting stunned. Turns out you can also attack before he does if you're really quick, so I got through it.

Again, I like the variety of levels so far. One other suggestion would be to get back into the game faster after you die. There's a lot of down time to when you're actually playing again. Otherwise I can't wait to play more this weekend.

Submitted by Justin on Friday, October 9, 2015

Yeah I know. I'm at the mountain level, where you climb and are then surrounded by 2/3 guys and have to kill them. I also wish load times were quicker, there is indeed a lot of down time between when ya die and when the level spawns you back at the beginning. Personally I wish the spawns were better, instead of spawning at the beginning of the level, why not at the scene where you left off and died at. For instance, why not at the part in the level when you meet the 3 dudes, they say there stuff, and you do whatever you have to.

Submitted by billy lei on Friday, October 9, 2015

How to pass the dungeon level? I kept getting kill by Horse