July 25, 2012 2:00 PM | John Polson
Hopefully you cracked a smile when checking out the Windows and Mac first person survival game Pulse, with the adorable Mokos that Eva shoots to help her see. According to the sounds they make, the blind heroine can judge distance, depth, and even danger. The quivering Mokos alert Eva of peril, but their noises also alert baddies, adding the tension expected of survival games.
Judging from freely downloadable Pulse, the five students of team Pixel Pi at Vancouver Film School Game Design have a bright career ahead of them. I hope the industry allows them to hold onto this fluffy playfulness and rewards them for it.
Those wanting another blind-first-person experience can also check out Blinding Silence, a sound-based puzzler that was a PAX East Boston Indie Showcase selection.