Whether it's loved by critics or not, “Perception” may go down in history as the video game whose central character is blind. Whatever the reaction to it will be, the Kickstarter project is reaching its final days, and developer The Deep End Games has released another creepy and original gameplay trailer.
Players control a blind woman named Cassie, who must move through a haunted house with nothing but a walking stick and a cell phone. Cassie can “see” around the game world when she thumps her cane on the ground, resulting in an interesting look at the game’s world and bearing similarities to the “radar sense” that Marvel Comics character Daredevil uses.
Adding to the scare factor in this survival horror game is the fact that the screen is always pitch black until Cassie thumps her cane. This makes for a pretty frightening experience, as Polygon stated that players still have to solve puzzles and evade ghosts.
It seems like “Perception” will have more in common with games like “Amnesia” rather than horror games that mix things up with action sequences like the newer “Resident Evil” titles. “Perception” seems to have no combat whatsoever and instead will have players hiding from attacking ghosts in closets and cupboards rather than shooting them down.
As of this writing, the Kickstarter campaign has surpassed its goal of $150,000 and will now aim for stretch goals.
No official release date has been given for “Perception.” It will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.