A Blind Legend is a collaborative project of an audio-only action/adventure game for mobile phones created by DOWiNO. It’s based on a very innovative technology: binaural sound. In this game, the players are guided only by 3D sound and live the adventure by controlling their hero with multi-point tactile gestures. A Blind Legend” is above all a story: an adventure from the Age of Chivalry, to which we want to give epic scope.
In “A Blind Legend”, 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.
The game is aimed not just at visually impaired (VI) people but also at anyone who’s hungry for an original sensory experience with a trailblazing video game. For us, the game achieves two objectives: giving VI people access to high-quality video games, but also raising public awareness of this type of disability.
The project is co-produced by DOWiNO and France Culture, a Radio France station. It has been partly founded thanks to a crowdfunding campaign on ULULE plateform, among more than 1 000 people. We thank them once again for their support. A Blind Legend received also funding from the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and Humanis-CCAH. It is also receiving assistance from nonprofits/charities such as the Fédération des Aveugles de France and the Association Valentin Haüy.
We are an independent serious games and games for change studio named DOWiNO and we aim to broadcast those tools with high social utility directly to the public.