Ears On the Road
Experience driving as you’ve never seen it before–literally–in Lo-Fi People’s immersive racing game Blind Drive, now available on the Google Play Store. Play as Donnie, a man looking to make some money in a research study. He soon then finds himself blindfolded and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car. A mysterious voice calls Donnie on the phone and gives him simple instructions: “Start driving.” Players must then navigate the roads, relying on nothing but their sense of hearing. Avoid oncoming traffic and guide Donnie to safety in time for his dinner date with Grandma in this dark comedy racing game.
Blind Drive creates a unique blend of inventive gameplay and humorous writing. Players can’t see the road in front of them at all. The only things that are visible are your health gauge, speed and point total. Navigation is entirely dependent on hearing which direction cars are coming from. Blind Drive features simplified, two-button controls so players can prioritize the sounds of oncoming traffic. Headphones are recommended to play the game, which can make the experience more realistic.
Despite the lack of visuals, Blind Drive features a full, entertaining storyline. Play your way through 27 hectic levels and help Donnie escape some dangerous mobsters en route to Grandma’s. Oncoming traffic is just one of the problems players will have to deal with because boss fights and secret areas are scattered throughout the game. The game boasts a full cast of voice actors, including a snarky and rude GPS guiding players through the game. The cast makes the game feel even more realistic and will leave players trying to get to Grandma’s all the sooner.
Blind Drive has received stellar reviews from publications such as Wired and Mashable and finished in the top 10 of Google Play’s Indie Game Contest. Experience all the thrills of driving blind by downloading Blind Drive from the Google Play Store, available now.