Former BioShock devs Kickstart Perception - a horror game featuring a blind protagonist
Deep End Games, an Indie studio containing a number of former Irrational Games developers, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for horror game Perception.
The newly announced title puts you in the shoes of Cassie, a blind woman investigating the going’s on at Echo Bluff, a creepy old Mansion occupied by an even creepier force known as ‘The Presence’.
You must make noise to see
Cassie’s only means of seeing the world around her is through the use of echolocation – relying on sound to identify her surroundings. It’s an intriguing premise that puts the player in the precarious situation of having to make noise in order to see the world around them thus increasing the possibility of attracting the horror they are trying to escape from.
Arming players with only a cane and a smartphone, the game boasts the same tense hide and seeks style gameplay found in some of the most unnerving titles offered by the genre, namely Outlast and Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Cassie will also have the ability to travel through time, witnessing different iterations of the mansion and tasked with solving its mysteries in order to escape.
Given the calibre of talent behind the game, and their innate ability to create engrossing narratives, Perception could provide a distinctly divergent and engaging experience, should it reach its $150,000 goal.
So far, this only guarantees a PC release, with other platforms a consideration depending on how successful the crowdfunding campaign is. If funded, the game is expected to launch by June 2016.