03 FEB 2021.
Indie game developer Lo-Fi People is delighted to announce a release date of 10th March for their audio-based comedy thriller, “Blind Drive” (for PC via Steam, and mobile to iOS and Android). To celebrate, a brand-new demo will be available to download during the Steam Game Festival from today.
Described by Mashable as “Virtual Reality for your ears.”, Blind Drive is a driving game with a twist – players will need to navigate busy highways and roads using just their hearing for reference. But with erratic drivers, bicyclists and a surprising number of ice cream vans on the road, it’s not going to be easy.
In Blind Drive, players take control of a kidnapped driver who has been blindfolded, chained to his steering wheel and told to drive by a mysterious voice on the phone. Oh, and they’ve taken your grandma hostage.
Relying on hearing, instincts and reflexes alone, players will need to drive against the traffic and make it to safety, while a hilarious B-movie crime-comedy story plays out around them.
Previously chosen for inclusion in several prestigious gaming events, such as EGX’s Leftfield Collection, A MAZE Festival and Fantastic Arcade, Blind Drive has made a huge impact on show attendees everywhere.
To celebrate the announcement of Blind Drive’s release date, Lo-Fi People will be making a special demo available during the Steam Game Festival which begins today.
Blind Drive releases March 10th on Steam, iOS and Android. Players are able to wishlist the game now to be informed upon its release.
About Blind Drive
Blind Drive is an arcade comedy-thriller driving game – played with your ears!
You’re blindfolded and going against traffic with only your hearing, instincts and reflexes to rely on. And ice cream. Lots of ice cream.
It’s got hyper-realistic sound design (dubbed by Mashable “VR for your ears”), fast-paced two-button gameplay, 28 levels including boss fights and secrets and a ridiculous crime-comedy story with mobsters, dolphins and one angry grandmother.
Super realistic and immersive audio places you on the freeway, in the driver’s seat with a blindfold on and all the windows open
Ridiculous B-movie crime-comedy story performed by a full cast of voice actors
28 levels of mayhem including boss fights, secret areas and a very rude G.P.S.
Fast-paced, 2-button arcade gameplay
Minimalistic visuals let you feel your face is stuffed against the dashboard. Playing with your eyes closed is even better!
Full gamepad support including extra-fine rumble
About Lo-Fi People
We are an art / interactive collective from Tel Aviv.
Lo-Fi People is a small group of designers, coders, musicians and filmmakers who share a love of creating playful and unconventional digital experiences. Our work includes award-winning games, animations and installations for both physical and virtual spaces.
Active since 2008, Lo-Fi People’s members get together to collaborate on independent, commissioned and commercial projects.
The works we release under the LFP name have been featured in major events and festivals around the world.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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