by Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 19 December 2013

Ready for a new kind of video game? Blindside is a little different to current games because this one is an audio-only adventure game, set in a ‘fully-immersive 3D world you’ll never see.’ Say what? Just put on your headphones, close your eyes and explore the darkness. Basically this is the gist of the game: you play an assistant professor who wakes up blind (and also finding your city destroyed, oh and there’s mysterious creatures devouring people – all the usual stuff) and you have to find your way out of this mess without sight. But with really cool stereo sound that will help you avoid danger.

The game was inspired by co-creator Aaron Rasmussen who suffered from temporary blindness after a high school chemistry explosion.