Pulse Kickstarter begins: free prototype available now

By Dave Cook
11 March 2013 13:10 GMT

Pulse is the first-person project from Canadian studio Pixel Pi. It casts players as a blind character who relies on sound to navigate abstract worlds. The studio has also released a free prototype of the game.

The Pulse Kickstarter page launched on Thursday and has already amassed $13,602
of its $75,000 goal. There are 31 days left on the clock.

It’s an intriguing concept that sees your blind character relying on sound to reveal the game’s world, using a process similar to echolocation. The player’s footsteps will light up the environment slightly, exposing more of the hidden dangers that lurk in the darkness.

Pixel Pi is letting gamers play the Pulse prototype for Windows, Mac and Linux free of charge. You can grab it here. Let us know what you think if you try it.

Pulse made waves back in July when it joined the Unity Awards 2012 finalists. Check out the game’s initial showing here:

Unity Awards 2012 finalists Pulse and The Mask of Qi look rather nice.

Thanks CVG.

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