Entrant 2013

Aaron Rasmussen & Michael T. Astolfi


BlindSide simulates the experience of waking up blind in a world filled with deadly monsters. Free from graphics and guided only by audio, you'll bump against objects in the dark, slide along walls, and rely on your girlfriend to help you survive the monsters that now roam the streets. BlindSide melds the iPhone's gyroscope and a pair of headphones into a uniquely immersive control scheme - simply turning to face a direction in the real world causes your in-game character to do the same. Drawing on the memories of one co-creators' brush with temporary blindness, and real-world navigation tactics from the blind and visually impaired community, BlindSide presents an opportunity for both sighted and visually impaired gamers to enjoy an identically fun and terrifying gameplay experience.