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Blind Drive Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Blind Drive is a driving adventure game you play with audio rather than visuals. You are Donnie and are in a scientific study that has got out of control. You find yourself cuffed to the wheel of a car driving blindfolded against traffic. It's tongue in cheek, dark humour with plenty of innuendoes and swearing that tells an engrossing story while you try to not die (and get home in time for dinner with Grandma).

Play involves using audio cues and sound effects to steer the car left and right. There are also extra-fine haptics/vibrations that offer some information although these complement rather than mirror the sound.

Through 27 different levels, you learn to drive while blindfolded and take on more difficult boss encounters. All the while you have your rude GPS chattering in your ear -- not unlike GLADOS from Portal.

The game's dialogue is fully voice and well-acted. What starts as a simple driving game soon turns into an amusing crime-comedy with mobsters, dolphins and (of course) your angry Grandmother, performed by a full cast of voice actors.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/03/2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Lo Fi People (@LoFiPeople)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Horror, Mild swearing.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There are three difficulty settings, and you can always retry a level that means it's impossible to fail. The game is designed to be immersive with just sound. It onboards players to ensure headphones are working correctly and offering stereo audio, but there is no narrated onboarding.

Controls are 2-buttons for left/right arcade gameplay. You can use tilt to steer on a smartphone. The game supports gamepads. which gives non-smartphone players a way to experience the haptic/vibration feedback.

Menus aren't narrated natively but it supports text-to-speech accessibility via NVDA, Windows TTS (Press SHIFT+A to enable) and VoiceOver.
 
Our Blind Drive Accessibility Report documents 26 accessibility features:

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