Et lydbasert eventyrspill.
Dette spillet er laget spesielt for synshemmede. Jeg tipper imidlertid at en del spill-nerder kunne fått seg en annerledes og spennende opplevelse med å kun bruke øra (og tastaturet). Antakelig litt utfordrende for nybegynnere, men de som liker spill får det nok til! Finnes for både Mac, PC og iOS.
Siden alt er på engelsk har jeg brukt beskrivelsen fra Applevis. Besøk Applevis-lenken hvis det høres interessant ut: der ligger det en Podcast med demo av Echoes from Levia: Soulbound.
The player will play as Seric, a boy of humble origins and blind from birth, and follows him during his adventure in the lands of Levia where he will be overwhelmed by a series of events that will bring him to discover his past and the mysterious and sinister characters who rule this world and ultimately fulfill his destiny.
The companion of this adventure is the mysterious familiar Kiroth, an incorporeal and enigmatic entity bound to the young Seric, who guides him on his journey through the different settings of the game.
The game consists of two main phases: combat and exploration.
In the first the player is free to explore the different gaming environments, from the dark stash of a pirate ship to the Reek river’s brackish swamp, moving through a grid system using navigation based on sound clues and facing various mini-game obstacles. In the combat phase the player will have to fight against different enemies and use his own hearing to parry the slashes, counterattack, and finally deliver precise and well-settled finishing blows.
Soulbound offers the player an unprecedented immersive sound environment thanks to proprietary audio technology that simulates sound diffusion, making dialogues and sound effects consistent with the game setting. Finally, the game is equipped with a neat graphical interface that allows its use to a normally sighted audience.
The game is available on several platforms and costs US$22.99: