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.”
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“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.”
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
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!
Transported to another word!!!
The immersive game experience is out of this world, the controls are also made so that the game has a challenging aspect to it in addition to the awesome story telling. This really embodies the present day hype with AI, but just with audio. A great game to play if your eyes are strained from the days work and want to relax your eyes but still have fun. Also a great way for those visually impaired to play video game :) Really hope there are more games to come out with similar mechanics and even more variety in gaming controls.
This game is great.
I'm surprised that a game this good isn't extremely popular. It is incredibly immersive and much longer than I expected. This is a full game, with fully voiced characters, the fighting is fun, and gets harder over time. There are other parts such as balancing on a cliff and being chased on a horse that really get your adrenaline rushing. The only problem I have are the repeating voice lines, they can take you out of the moment.
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- 367.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear 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.