The Secret Origin of Blind Samurai

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Blind Samurai is the first mobile action game designed to be 100% accessible to the blind and visually impaired. But where did the idea come from?

Hello! My name is Chad Elliott Fahlman.

I am not visually impaired. My goal is to make as much money possible while doing a bit of good.

The World’s Longest Game Jam

Marvel’s Daredevil serial is awesome! Did you know it debuted without blind accessibility? Irony is when a blind¬†audience can’t appreciate a blind hero. That notion made me wonder what a Daredevil video game would play like. I imagined players listening to the enemies every step along concrete roofs, pouncing when the time was right.

Developers partake in programming marathons called Game Jams. In October 2015, I entered a 30-day competition with 1 rule: Finish a game РTake it to market РEarn $1. You know the theme. 365 days later, it became apparent my vision was too ambitious for a monthly project! But it was still perfect for mobile devices.

The result is a game unlike any other! It’s fast-pace, yet intuitive. My ultimate satisfaction came from playing for the first time with my eyes closed. I guarantee you will remember your first play through.

Blind Samurai requires only 2 things:

  • Headphones
  • Ears

Because 3D sound paints a picture of the world.

If you haven’t already, download Blind Samurai today and become the bad-ass you thought only possible in film.

Blind Samurai Google Play Link