First-person exploration and survival horror games have been around for some time, but being blind, trying to unravel mysteries and to survive is something that sets The Deep End Games‘ Perception apart.
Being an indie developer these days and wowing the audience isn’t as easy as it used to be, but the new studio formed from developers who worked on titles like the Bioshock or Dead Space titles certainly has an interesting concept here: a blind heroine called Cassie who discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA that doesn’t only haunt her dreams, but also its former inhabitants, with a dark presence.
While the idea of traveling back through history to exorcise one’s own nightmares already sounds intriguing, the unique selling point is echolocation, i.e. sounds create visuals, something one might be familiar with from the Daredevil movie when the hero saw shapes when he heard their position in the world and therefore forming his own picture in his mind. This is even more original here if one takes into account that it’s not a superhero but a normal person who doesn’t fight but has to hide when danger comes chasing her. It looks and sounds fantastic as well and is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
The game is now available for PC with a 13% launch discount that will soon expire today. Console versions for Xbox One and PS4 should be coming this week as well.
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