Genre(s): Action/First-Person Shooter,
3rd Party Rating: None found.
Pulse is a FREE first-person experiential journey in which you are blind. Using a process similar to echolocation, you use sounds in the environment to create a mental reconstruction of the world around you. The character has not been blind since birth, and is therefore able to pull memories from their childhood to “see” the environment.
Throughout your journey, you will encounter creatures called Mokos whose sole desire is to help you. By using the noise these creatures make, they provide additional “vision” when in need. They also provide superfluous amounts of cuteness. In contrast, there are also terrifying creatures who seek to devour you. Listen carefully and avoid these beasts at all costs.
Since you can’t see, the game’s graphics are painted in around you in response to sound. In order to explore the environment you use a process similiar to echolocation to navigate, achieved by throwing cute little critters. But those same sounds can also be heard by monsters, providing tense and at times a terrifying sense of danger.
In this synesthesia-like experience, your world will shift and become clearer based on the information provided by your senses. There is often a distinct difference between what you “see” versus what is actually there. Let your senses guide you.
Pulse was a 2013 Independent Games Festival finalist and 2012 Unity Awards winner.
Publisher: Team Pixel Pi
Developer: Team Pixel Pi
Release Date: 2012
Players: Single Player
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