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Kickstarter-Funded Perception Wants to Fill Your Senses with Fear

Kickstarter-Funded Perception Wants to Fill Your Senses with Fear

Kickstarter-Funded Perception Wants to Fill Your Senses with Fear

Locate and explore an abandoned estate that haunts the dreams of a girl named Cassie


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Indie developer The Deep End Games, comprised of industry veterans of such titles as the BioShock series, Rock Band and Dead Space, brings us Perception, a first-person horror adventure with a twist: Cassie, the player-character, is blind. She must use echolocation in order to navigate.

Now, you may be wondering how players will be able to see anything in the game if the perspective is first-person and their character is blind. Stop asking silly questions and just watch the trailers, okay?


Cassie’s dreams have been haunted by a creepy, abandoned estate that she feels compelled to find. Once there, she discovers that the estate — known as the Estate at Echo Bluff — isn’t deserted. It houses deadly enemies as well as something called The Presence.

To discover the mysteries of the estate — and the reason you’ve been drawn to it — you must engage in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with its inhabitants. Unless you solve the mysteries that lie within, you’ll become one of the estate’s victims.

The house and its deadly Presence will go to great lengths to prevent you from unraveling their secrets. What they won’t do is let you leave.

You’ll have a cane and a smart phone, but no conventional weapons. Your best defense will be to run and hide.

As you put pieces of the mystery together, you’ll begin jumping back in time to see the estate and its inhabitants as they existed during many different eras. You must discover each generation’s source of evil and vanquish it.

Perception will be released on PC/Windows, but no firm launch date has been announced. The game can be pre-ordered from the developer’s website.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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