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Dead Space and BioShock Infinite vets announce Perception

by Eric Frederiksen | May 27, 2015May 27, 2015 11:40 am PST

The Deep End Games have announced a Kickstarter campaign for an interesting-looking indie title, Perception.

The Deep End is made up of members of the BioShock Infinite and Dead Space teams, but don’t expect to be dismembering aliens or riding around on fantastical sky hooks. Perception is a first person narrative game that puts the player in the shoes of a blind girl named Cassie.

“Wait,” you ask. “How are we supposed to play a first person game if we’re playing a blind character?”

Perception looks to give us an idea of what it might be like to navigate the world from this point of view. As Cassie walks around the mansion – the one haunting her dreams, that she finally tracked down – Cassie can tap her cane to reflect sound off things, giving her, as in echolocation, a temporary picture of the world around her.

This is no Gone Home, though. Cassie isn’t here to learn about her family (well, anything’s possible), and she isn’t alone. There’s a “presence” in the house that doesn’t want her there, and Cassie has to avoid it as she creeps around.

The Kickstarter is about a third of the way to its funding goal at the time of this writing, but we hope it makes it over the the hump. There’s an interesting team taking on a unique idea, and we’d like to see it happen.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...