Audiorun is a unique audio game for iOS devices, with no visuals, written by Alexander Shen.
Can you traverse the rooftops of the city with nothing but your sense of hearing? This game has also been designed in such a way that the visually impaired can also enjoy it.
In a tribute to distance games like Canabalt and Tobe’s Great Escape, Audiorun has been created to capture the same feeling of leaping from rooftop to rooftop but with nothing but audio. This game provides a completely new sensory experience and thus is best experienced through headphones.
Completely audio based game mechanic
Score system to track your latest run and jumps
Single click game mechanic
This game is really easy to play. You will initially hear background noise of vehicles passing, people and just a general bussle of the city. You will hear yourself running, then, your heart rate will increase. As it gets louder, the background city noises will fade slowly. The moment that you can only hear the sound of your heart beating, you must then touch to screen to jump.
Needless to say that, if you’re to early or to late, you will fall.
This is an excellent 3d audio game for sighted and visually impaired persons alike.
The game is full of adventure and will almost certainly cause you to forget where you are.
Unfortunately, the game only works on the iPad 2, the new iPad and the iPhone 4s.
From the web site:
BlindSide is an audio adventure game, set in a fully-immersive 3d world you’ll never see. Put on headphones, hold your iPhone, and face the direction you want to go. Listen as the world rotates around you and explore the darkness.
You play as Case, an assistant professor who wakes up blind, to find his city destroyed and mysterious creatures devouring people. Will you and your girlfriend be able to find your way without sight? How will you escape? Run for your life, save the girl, and uncover the mystery of the apocalypse–all in the dark!
BlindSide was inspired by co-creator Aaron Rasmussen’s temporary blindness as a result of an explosion in high school chemistry.