Day 64: BlindGiRl

Posted: 2011/01/12 in Indie Games
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I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #64, and today’s game is “BlindGiRl”.

This is, of all things, a puzzle game based on wave propagation. BlindGiRl was an entry in Microsoft’s 2010 DreamBuildPlay contest. It’s an intriquing concept that’s at times difficult to describe, but it’s one of the most innovative games I’ve ever played. The fact that it costs only 80 Microsoft Points is a bonus, I would have happily paid more. The game seeks to simulate the hearing of a blind girl, so you use sound to solve puzzles and explore your environment. As a bonus, there’s a mode that lets you simulate colour blindness. It truly has to be played to be believed.

In a era of “me too” shooters and sports games that rarely change from one year to the next, BlindGiRl stands out as a title with plenty of innovation and is worth a purchase for anyone looking for something different.

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Comments
  1. glpeas says:

    Hi Steven,

    Really great to hear you liked the game, and we at GLPeas are very grateful for your continuing mission to give the indie games channel some much needed promotion.

    Cheers,

    GLPeas

  2. […] Read the full review, and be sure to support Steven’s quest to give the indie channel some much needed promotion. […]

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