In this podcast, Tunmi introduces us to Mindsight, a free interactive audio adventure for iOS that was created as part of a degree thesis as an educational exploration into the potential for delivering rich, interactive drama using conventional stereo audio enriched with binaural recording techniques.
You immerse yourself in the role of blind protagonist Ethan Lewis as he embarks on a journey with his faithful sidekick Alix to rescue his sister from the maniacal villain, Dexter. On the way, he, and you, will have to overcome challenging audio-based puzzles to reach the roof of Dexter's headquarters and save his sister. The story plays out like a combination between a radio drama and a choose-your-own-adventure novel, allowing you to solve fun and challenging puzzles using nothing but your ears, mind, and reflexes.
This is not an attempt to discredit any of the developers of audio games up to this point. This is not an attempt to discredit the quality of the game play, or the autio or acting in the games.
However, this recurring theme of being blind is becoming repulsive to me. Yes rescue missions are cool, but I feel that the "Being blind theme is a bit redundant. Yes, these are audio games, yes, they do not require sight to play them, but that doesn't mean that your storyline should consist of being blind, or have anything to do with blindness in general. I've played audio games whare blindness doesn't even come up. Take, shades of doom for instance, no mension of being blind, or lone wolf, heck I could go on, and on. lSwamp, though an audio game, has nothing to do with being blind to survive. AM I missing something here, or are most of the games made around this your are blind storyline?
Sorry, please forgive me. I didn't mean it like that. It's just...
Darrell, you have kind of offended me.
It really makes me feel like I don't belong on AppleVis, but I really want to be on AppleVis. When I refer to the blind, I need to because you never know how many totally blind users on AppleVis there are on the site.
But what I'm trying to say is that you've offended me, and my heart feels broken.
I'm only 12 years old, and even though I'm really smart with tech, it's still hard for me since I'm totally blind.
Even AnonyMouse said that we should not try to knock off people for what they post on here. So I kind of feel that way, like I'm getting knocked off.
Also, I'm sorry for making you kind of angry about mentioning how almost everyone says "its a game for the blind" and if you are sighted, I know how you feel.