'Blind Drive' Forces Users to Rely Only on Their Hearing

By: Ellen Smith - May 16, 2017
References: mashable
Blind Drive is an extremely immersive arcade style game in which players can put their hearing to the test by stripping away the sense of sight. Relying only on sounds to know if there's a car beside them or not, users describe this game as "virtual reality for your ears." Blind Drive invites players to test their limits, and to "explore the emotions and reactions that are evoked when sight is taken away and hearing is put in the forefront."

As the player progresses through the levels of the game, more challenges present themselves: Rain pours down, radio music gets louder, and the story takes bizarre, unexpected turns. The game, which emulates a deep sense of immersion is proving to be quite stressful for users with bone-chilling story lines typically surrounding an unforgiving kidnapper snapping directions at them.

The highly realistic sounds allow one's imagination to create a unique sense of immersion "quite different from what is possible with graphics."