Blind People Simulator
The first person audio game was developed and published by 'Animators' in the year 1990. The basic idea behind BLIND PEOPLE is to navigate one's way through a created maze with hidden enemies and hazards with the aid of the audio cues. The game was released on DOS, Amiga and Browser platforms. The title of the game on the Amiga platform is "Sim Blind". The in-game title being "Blind People Simulator". The game deserves a mention for being the first audio simulator game in the Amiga platform.
A logo of the 'Animators' with a snazzy background score on a black screen greets the player and after the credits have finished rolling inside the bar at the middle of the logo, the screen turns completely blank- black. The game has begun. The first person character is a bald middle aged guy complete with dark glasses and a walking stick. The player uses the Adrian keys on the keyboard to navigate the maze and the dual clank confirms the progress. The occasional sequel indicted that you have bumped into a hazard or an enemy. The audio cue a male voice turtle out the directions and the player has to use their own judgment of how long and towards which direction to head. The repetition of a sound at the press of the control keys indicates that the player has reached a dead end, one can change direction or the level ends unsuccessfully.
BLIND PEOPLE is a unique audio game and is successful in simulation with the color that is synonymous to being blind- black. The graphics are solid black, but for the bald guy appearing at the successful completion of a level, is realistic.