It’s the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes!
Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound.
HEADPHONES ARE COMPULSORY!
AUDIO GAME FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Your eyes will be of no help.
So close them, sharpen your hearing and your blade…
And embark on an epic, perilous rite of passage.
How do you play?
Put on your headphones and use your smartphone’s touchscreen like a joystick:
- to move around freely;
- to fight using your sword;
- to defend yourself and protect yourself with your shield during epic fights;
- to repel your enemies and perform combos!
Live the adventures of Edward Blake, the famous blind knight! Guided by your daughter Louise, you must find your way and avoid the many traps that lie in store in the High Castle Kingdom, while confronting dangerous enemies!
This serious game is fully accessible to visually impaired people, and is aimed at anyone who’s eager for an original, immersive sensory experience through a ground-breaking video game. And because the player is the character, it will help raise public awareness of this kind of disability.
It is free to download and was co-created thanks to support from a community of fans who helped with the crowdfunding campaign (www.ulule.com/a-blind-legend) and in a co-production with France Culture, a Radio France station.
This hack-and-slash game, with a heroic-fantasy flavour, harnesses the innovative technology of binaural sound, which delivers a gripping 3D soundscape and brings characters and actions vividly to life around the player – as if they were actually in the game!
“An interesting and enjoyable experience, something worth trying even if you're not visually impaired.”
Next Power Up:
“It's probably one of the most cleverly designed titles I've experienced in quite some time.”
“A Blind Legend is going to be one heck of an experience.”
“I would recommend that anyone who is interested should download the game and give it a try.”
“The game is worth your attention if you want to try something different for a change.”
“The unique take of this game is that you do not need a screen to play, just headphones.”
“Take a shot in the dark and give A Blind Legend a chance. You may be surprised at what you find when you are not looking.”
26 October 2016:
- Now all remote content is included in the app.
6 June 2016:
- You can now purchase UNLIMITED lives!
- New mode of difficulty HARDCORE!!!
- New intro music!
- Improved stability and performance;
- Improved tutorial;
- Improved horse race ;
- Improved audio rendering (binaural engine updated) ;
- Correction of some english sentences.
Ratings and Reviews
A wonderfully immersive & imaginative experience for users of any sight!
As a VI User myself I was skeptical at how an "audio only" Game could be. To my surprise, ABL succeeded on all levels! The sound design was stellar! When you put your EarPods or headphones on you'll be transported to a magical world where chivalry is not dead and logic and fortitude are a must! This is truly a scintillating, 3- Dimensional aural experience. For each of the 27seems that you traverse through they are replete with all kinds of environmental sounds & sound effects native to that particular scene . Each seen is a unique Realm onto itself, imploring you to fight mythical beasts, take on hordes of marauders and navigate through inhospitable terrains all to rescue your wife Caroline who was captured by the scoundrel king Thork! Game play is challenging but not impossible. The only criticism is it occasionally freezes, but a simple touch of the home button on your iPhone usually brings you back to where You left off, overall not that bad though. As for the profanity, I was lucky if I heard any more than several times the entire game. Just completing the game today I found this a incredibly fun experience! Sing this is my first audio game, ABL has set the bar high for other games to live up to!
The game is not cooperative
The game works fine and then all a sudden the gestures stop workking. For example, i pinch in on the screen and it thinks i'm trying to strike with my sord. Also it doesn't have an option to play with keyboard on iOS. I should rate this app one star but I hait to take the app rating down because less people will want to get the game but this game's got major bugs and i actually would say that nobody should get this game. Because when I pinch in I strike to soon and I die. lucky I purchased infinite lives i'm not stuck with a free lives counter. It also says in the buy lives and sign to the news letter "If you are blind, let someone help you." dont youu know that nearly all iOS devices have VoiceOver? The game even supports direct touch so you don't need to turn off VoiceOver to play. So take the part off about somebody helping you get lives and signing up to the news letter. Add an option to play using a zagg keyboard or another bluetooth keyboard like on pc. And it should be rated ages 17 and up for profanity, fantasy and realistic violents They use the "F" word in this app. And it also deals with demons and other things that children shouldn't hear. It is a very awesome game, so developers must take out scenes, words, and anything young kids should not hear..
I got this game, because the concept of playing with only sound was interesting, and for the most part, it was well executed. The sound effects are high quality and immersing. unfortunately, the game falls flat in a couple of ways; One, the loading screens are very frequent, which breaks the immersion that the game relies so heavily on, and two the voice acting is a bit cheesy, which also breaks the ever important immersion. If you can get past these faults, this is a very solid game.
- 366.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2015 DOWiNO Scop Sarl, RADIO FRANCE
- In-App Purchases
- Infinite lives! $4.99
- 20 lives $2.99
- 5 lives $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.