Perception, where you play a blind person who taps a cane to see around them, was revealed last week. Soon, an email went around indie studio Tiny Bull. “Panic started to spread among the team,” said CEO Matteo Lana. Why? Tiny Bull had been making Blind, a game with the same premise, for more than a year.
Researchers at a German university have built an apparatus that, while clunky in its proof-of-concept stage, could assist the blind as they cross streets, walk down hallways and open doors. It uses the Kinect as a sensor.
Wii Sports can be a big factor in getting sedentary children moving, but what about blind children? A video game research project at the University of Nevada, Reno, is creating Wii Sports-based PC games that don't require eyesight to play.
In the name of science - or because his domestic situation was driving him nuts - a Chinese man played games at a cyber cafe for four straight days. The good news? That will only temporarily blind you.
Video, of course, takes its root from the Latin word for "see." So a "video game" for those who have lost their sight might look like a paradox, but it doesn't sound like one.