Blind Spot Review

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Posted: 10 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Blind Spot is a hidden target game. However you have to identify the location of the targets without any audio or visual clues. As you run your two fingers over the screen you are provided vibration feedback that increases as you home in on the two targets and finally win the level.

You find the invisible targets through the hot-or-cold vibration feedback system. As you place a finger on the screen you are "guided" to the target by vibration that increases in frequency as the finger gets closer. Harder levels feature more targets, some of which move. The only way to progress is to be touching all targets simultaneously.

It's a game that is unusual because it can be played without sight or hearing. It was made from a desire to be something to do on a phone that, through focusing attention, might ease anxiety attacks. The experience is one that is both engaging and relaxing.

"There is no winning or losing, only progress and movement."

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 29/10/2019

Platforms: Android

Genres: Puzzle and Shooting

Developer: @BlindSpotGame

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Each round can be completed quickly but players will likely play for sessions of 15 minutes and longer.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Blind Spot requires only fine motor control and the ability to feel the vibrations of a mobile device to play.

Difficulty is determined exclusively by the level you’re on. It starts easy and gets harder. As difficulty increases the number of targets to find and how much they move increases. You can choose to start on the easiest level and then progress, or you can start at harder level from the beginning.

At the beginning of each level it announces the start with vibration and indicates the number of targets to find with a series of vibration pulse. If you take your fingers off the screen the game provides vibration pulses of the number of targets.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Assistance

Assistance When Stuck: The game notices if you get stuck and provides assistance, such as skipping levels, hints or tutorials.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Voiced

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.

Menus are Voiced: All of the game menus can be narrated for easier navigation.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Two Motions Targeted: Play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps, swipes or hold gesture.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates aspects of the game, echoing visual and audio cues.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Play Without Sight: The game can be played without visuals.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


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Games Like Blind Spot

The following games are like Blind Spot. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Blind Spot for younger age ratings.

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