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 Blind angel 444 4 months 1 week ago

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Comments

Submitted by kingdekka on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When you hear the thing growling, put your shield up. When it's about to attack, release your shield, inabling you to hit it a few times. I hopes this helps oyu my friend. :)

Submitted by alex wallis on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I can never quite get the timing right with lowering the shield before an attack to allow several hits.
The demon is also giving me trouble I did read the comment about attacking when its shouting but it didn't really help.
Also the gesture for the shield really isn't good pinching on the screen for a long time can be very painful I have said this to the developers in a support email, also I really hate having to start levels completely over.
In my view you win a fight so it should save fair and square its not fair to make you keep fighting the same boss over and over if you beat it once.
The problem is peoples reflexes can be different so they should allow for different difficulty levels.
I also find with the shield my fingers sometimes slip on the screen so it comes down when I don't mean it to and so I die.

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, November 13, 2015

i am having trouble with the guard room, i can get past the room itself, but then louise says to hurry, then some guards start to move and eventually catch me from behind. any spoilers appreciated, i am not sure if i must turn or just try and run straight forward, as i think louise is going to the left after saying hurry, but its difficult to tell the footsteps of the guards really make it hard to follow her. sometimes i can get to the windy bit but i am always eventually caught. i get past the room where the game is being played, these guards are quiet till they start to move.

Submitted by thunderhorse82 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Call me a fool, but I am confused as to what is going on in this scene. It is the one where you carry your daughter after the previous scene where she is injured by the arrows. I hear a crumbling sound, I think that the ground may be breaking away or something is falling and it kills me every time.. lol I fill silly on this one but can someone let me know what is going on.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Scene 16 has what I think is rushing water. Make sure you do not aime for that. Aim for the humming and the bells.

Submitted by thunderhorse82 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

lol Didn’t even think of that for some reason, will try that. Thanks.

Submitted by Andrew on Thursday, November 19, 2015

I keep getting caught by the guards in the alley scene because when I attempt to move forward, the game sometimes won't recognize the command or will freeze for a few seconds. I've had this problem throughout the entire game, but it hasn't mattered much until now. Combat works smoothly. I'm running v. 1.1.4 of the app on an iPhone 5s (iOS 9.1). Anyone have a similar issue and resolve it? I've tried closing and reopening the app and restarting my iPhone.

Submitted by a12608 (not verified) on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It crashes after you get a sord and when it says loading. I have a iPad Mini. I reinstalled the app. Still crashes.

Submitted by Jim Homme on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hi,
There seems to be no warning when the arrow hits me. I also can't tell most of the time that my rowing motion is working. Sometimes, no matter how fast I row, nothing seems to happen.

Submitted by Andrew Adolphson on Friday, November 27, 2015

In reply to by Samantha Wyatt

hi. When the aros come at you, I try to block but I keep dying. What am I doing wrong. Do the aros shoot from the front or back?

Submitted by Justin on Friday, November 27, 2015

The only way to block them is use your sword and swipe in the direction they come from, in front left or right. Theres no way to tell if there in back or front they are the same.

Submitted by Elin on Monday, December 28, 2015

I'm stuck trying to kill the flying monster in scene 11; on the ice mountain after walking the ledge. The 2nd time t gets in front of me my sward has no affect. Is this a bug? can anyone help?

Submitted by tunmi13 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pinching causes my fingers to puff up, I wish the developer could change the pinching to block feature into like a three finger tap and hold on the screen or something.

Submitted by kool_turk on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

If we were to use that method, you'd get hit before you pull off that gesture.

I do agree, the pinch needs to change.

While I don't have trouble with it, sometimes it gets stuck and the only way to get it unstuck is to let yourself get hit.

I've been stuck at the alley scene for a while now.

I keep getting cought when trying to make it to the ladder to get to the roof.

By the time I turn to face Louise and run to the roof the soldiers get me.

Is it as simple as being quicker, or am I missing something.

For the ladder part of the ally scene, you just have to keep running and listen to Louise while at it.

At the ladder part of the alley scene, you just have to keep moving and listen for Louise while at it.

Submitted by kool_turk on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thanks, by some miracle I managed to get past that scene.

I'm now up to the rooftop scene.

Regarding the question a few posts back, you need to block a lot and memorise the marauder's attack.

It took me a while to pass that bit too.

Submitted by Apple Khmer on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Have fun then. There's going to be a lot of jumping and blocking from arrows.

Submitted by kool_turk on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Well I must say, after getting past the rooftop scene, there really wasn't much to it.

the final fight was easy, I killed him on my second try.

I only wish it wasn't one of those games that have you lose interest once you've finished playing.

Submitted by Riikka H on Friday, March 18, 2016

After following Louise through the market Place and struggling with soldiers: How can I defeat maybe the fourth one? I tried to use the blocking gesture because he sounds to strike twice, and I thought it would be like first blocking and then attacking right on. But it seems not to help.

Also, strangely, the second soldier sometimes hits twice in a row, sometimes not. Can anyone help me?

Submitted by Apple Khmer on Friday, March 18, 2016

Hold up your shield, let them attack you, and pay attention to their patterns. When you'er confident with that, release your shield and attack when appropriate.

Submitted by Rose on Saturday, March 19, 2016

In reply to by Riikka H

Hi!
Thanks for the help.
I just passed the level 19.
I was stuck at level 19 for a months!
Thanks once again. :3

Submitted by tunmi13 on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Adding on to the previous comment, look at the enemy's weakness. What speed does that enemy attack at? And how much time does the enemy take to attack? For example, the brain eater would be considered a slow attacker, but if you battle the king, he's a fast and nk attacker.

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, April 1, 2016

I got this game a few days ago and I'm stuck at scene 10 where I keep falling off the cliff I think. It was a battle to figure out scene 9 but I know I will get scene 10 soon. and I was reading earlier comments and I'm running this game on an I phone 4 s and never crashed on me. I'm using ios 9.3

Submitted by Raul on Monday, April 18, 2016

Is there any big difference between the iPhone and Steam version? I'm planing to buy it but I'm curious about this

Submitted by Paraskevi Dragogia on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

You might have already explained it many times in privious comments, but I still can not understand how to pass the king's soldiers when I get out of the cave which my daughter and I have used as a shelter. She tells me to hide behind the waterfall. I keep following her instructions in order to get there, but the guards always reach me and I get killed. Perhaps, I am too slow. Could anyone tell me what to do once more, please?

Submitted by JeffB on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Its tough to do and they kept killing me for the longist time. The trick is to keep running and try to head to the sound of the water. I think I may have even started over to practice navagating.

Submitted by Joseph on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heh. I don't mean to brag, but I was able to get it on the first time. It's a fun game.

Submitted by Ornella on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I keep falling off the cliff no matter how slow I try to walk. lol.

Submitted by Paraskevi Dragogia on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

In reply to by JeffB

Thanks for your help. I tried to follow the sound of the water and, somehow, I managed to hide before the guards reached me. Thank you.

Submitted by Joseph on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I'm at the part where you have to cross over the bridge, and i keep getting killed by that really big SOB. Any help you guys can give would be awesome.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Club AppleVis Member

First, make sure you hit the monsters at the right opponent. Not too early, or too late. Try to focus on his sounds clearly especially when he is breathing. Another useful hint for you is to put on your shield by scrubbing with two fingers and keep them on until he hits you again and again. During this time, listen carefully when he's about to hit you and prepare yourself. Just wait for the right moment, don't rush.
Enjoy and good luck.

Submitted by Joseph on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

that much I get. but how would i know when the right moment is?

Submitted by JeffB on Thursday, June 9, 2016

@Paraskevi Dragogia I'm glad that worked!! Glad to help.

Submitted by DMNagel on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Glad we can now purchase infinite lives and change difficulty.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's new in Version 1.2.

- You can now purchase UNLIMITED lives!
- New mode of difficulty HARDCORE!!!
- New intro music!
- Improved stability and performance;
- Improved tutorial;
- Improved horse race ;
- Improved audio rendering (binaural engine updated) ;
- Correction of some english sentences.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 1.2

- You can now purchase UNLIMITED lives!
- New mode of difficulty HARDCORE!!!
- New intro music!
- Improved stability and performance;
- Improved tutorial;
- Improved horse race ;
- Improved audio rendering (binaural engine updated) ;
- Correction of some english sentences.

Submitted by Jimmy on Sunday, December 3, 2017

I’m having trouble with scene 16 in A Blind Legend. I can kill the Wildboar, but then the demon base mean fire and I don’t know how to survive. I did it about a year and a half ago and I don’t know how to replicate that action. Any help would be appreciated

Submitted by tunmi13 on Monday, December 4, 2017

The demon uses spells. This means that if you try to stun her, it doesn't work. Instead, you must hold up your shield, listen for when she takes her stance, and just before she releases her spell, hit her with her sword. You will hear wind blowing after a while, which means she's teleporting.
Once she's teleported, you should hear a little woosh. And get ready again. Hold up your shield. Wait. Before the attack, hit her. She will then teleport again.
She will do this about 4 or so times.
Eventually, she will get mad and say, "You must die!"
She will then yell a battle cry as a killing spell is coming toward you, quickly strike her so the spell is broken. From there, the scene is automatically played.
Hope this helps.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Friday, February 1, 2019

As far as I can tell, there are no changes. I don't know why they even bother to call it that. I had hoped at least the voice telling you how to do things when you start the game would be cut out, assuming that since you are on hard mode, you would already know how to block, how to strike with your sword, etc.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Friday, February 1, 2019

The only change I saw was when Louise collapses from an arrow, and you draw your sword.
I've noticed that in HC, it seems the arrows fly pretty quickly than in normal mode. Other than that, this isn't considered harcore in my oppinion.
What I would call hardcore is removing all vocal prompts, make the enemies quicker and do more damage, etc etc.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Saturday, February 2, 2019

the other change in hardcore is that enemies can attack you from behind as well.