2020-02-08 20:19:58 (edited by kruf 2020-02-08 20:35:37)

Hi, and sorry if I posted in the wrong place, only I thought the new release room would be the most appropriate.
I just came across a youtube video that shows the gameplay of an August 2019 beta, I think.
I went to read the description, what was not my surprise, a link of a beta, under windows ?
So I was eager to test: second surprise, my dualshock controller is usable in the game! Third surprise over the course of the game, several scenes have been added or modified and we have bosses now.

Here is the youtube link
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For those who don't want to look after the link in the description,
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As as it says in the readme, press SHift A  to enable accessibility mode (works with NVDA and Sapi but not with JAWS).

Quick description:
The plot follows you driving on a busy highway, while a threatening voice gives you directions. Oh yes, and the voice belongs to your kidnapper.
Sounds stressful? Well it is, but as awful as it all sounds, the aim of the game is quite innocent. Lo-Fi People, the game’s developers, want players to understand how direction is interpreted using sound queues, as opposed to the visual queues we’re used to.
The game has a minimalist aesthetic, with a mostly black screen and yellow text to mimic a car’s dashboard. While playing, the ambient sound of passing cars, music from the radio and even changing weather (we’re assuming rain and wind) can be heard. But the ambient sounds also play a role in the game’s difficulty.

Look out! As shown in the description of the video and the readme, this is a beta not intended for the public. If you download it, it is at your own responsibility. Don't blame me in case of a crash or other computer problem.

So, what do you think about this? Personnaly I find this game immersive and very fun!
Have a good day

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2020-02-08 20:44:43 (edited by Lirin 2020-02-08 20:45:17)

@kruf Hi there,
I've been testing it privately some time ago and the game is just avesome!
I know it's nothing unique but in terms of story telling mixed with this game mechanic it is really, really fun and interesting experience.
I've suggested some stuff to add (extra modes for example) and no idea if they will do that as the game is short sadly.
It is so sad as this one is really interesting and sucked me in immediately. The best is to play on the hardest difficulty! Believe me! smile

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2020-02-08 20:52:31

I've never heard of this honestly. I may have to take a look.

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2020-02-08 20:55:03

hmmm
link don't work

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2020-02-08 21:02:58

Actually so sad there's no release date but guys, this is so fun game to play even if it is short!
@Liam, you'll gonna laugh a lot as this story is just great.

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2020-02-08 21:14:12 (edited by JasonBlaze 2020-02-08 21:15:08)

I do remember back then, I forget in what beta, there is one mission/stage where you have to bump your car to passing kids, I don't think it was funny, kind of sick TBH.
I'll be greatful if that level will, or already removed from the game.
I don't mind killing stuff in a game, but not a little kid/baby.

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2020-02-08 21:15:35

Hi.

Lol yeah the storie is quite funny, I don't know why, but this is sorta fun. Only thing you have to get used to is that the cars drive around you in sorund surround sound and at least I can't always tell if I should go left or right, that's still abit difficult.

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2020-02-08 21:56:03

@JasonBlaze in this (as far as I remember there are no kids but just people) and this is not bad thing if you will consider this story like a comedy / thriller.

Look at Armageddon. This was controvenstial game but really fun!

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2020-02-08 22:11:08

@post 4, I don't know why this link didn't works for you, but i tryed again and it still worked for me.

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2020-02-08 23:05:35

Is this game officially out? This sounds like a perfect game to stream for PG13 plays, but if the devs haven't officially released it yet then it'd probably be better to hold off. The video description says it's not released to the public... while giving a link to a build, so there's a bit of conflicting information there.

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2020-02-08 23:37:54

It's right, this game should not be public. The truth is, it's like a lot of beta programs. A certain number of players are required then the dev stop the registration.
As this youtuber uploaded this beta and diifused the link, I allow myself to do it too; if it wasn't me, it probably would have ended up being someone else and I think that if the system is designed this way it's mostly for practical reasons.

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2020-02-08 23:39:59

its ok
I m download now

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2020-02-08 23:45:59

ah ok, thanks for the info, will try now smile

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2020-02-09 04:44:26

Man this game is amazing. I want to see an endless survival mode, the ability to unlock new cars,  and even a multi player battle mode where you and others can shoot and run into each other and go on different types of road like dirt, mud, etc.

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2020-02-09 05:44:37

thanks for the link!

Wow, the game is really, really awesome. I love it, and waiting for a final release version!

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2020-02-09 09:22:49

can we contact to dev and give our ideas to them?
this game is pritty amazing, i played it on my android phone so much times, time to play it on windows too

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2020-02-09 10:25:47

Hello Giorgi,
You can try here:
http://blinddrivegame.com/
Tey have mail contact, twitter and facebook.

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2020-02-09 10:40:49

Hi,
sounds amazing! I'll check it a bit later. Actually I don't mind killing children, as long as it is in a game, it's exactly the same as killing thousands of people in a senseless fps afterall.

Best regard,
Simon

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2020-02-09 10:49:35

eather way you did a verry bad thing with sharing this here
since the beta isnt public and i bet you did this without asking the developer

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2020-02-09 11:35:52

but look now, in youtube uploader actually shared link of this game, so it's not the user's fault.

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2020-02-09 13:29:43

to whoever said blind drive is short? It's not so short, it has 27 short chapters. and the game is complete. So....

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2020-02-09 14:05:54

Hi,
Also, I actually think this beta system works slightly differently. Instead of not being for the public outright, I remember when trying to grab the link from Android once, it said that they'd open it up in the future. So, perhaps they've opened it up for some of us. I don't know, this wording is confusing me, but that's what seemed to happen before. Think of it a bit like, perhaps, the xbox insider program where most people can join if they so wish, with a heads up that it's beta software, and they open and close the applications to join.

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2020-02-09 14:16:48

to #6, you don't have to kill kids anymore. There is a single level where you hav to kill pedestrians, but they all seem adults to me.

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2020-02-09 14:56:36

I'm trying to play blind drive, however when I turn to the opposite side it turns but I still crash.  I know it's an early beta but it seemed to work fine on YouTube.

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2020-02-09 16:03:01 (edited by burak 2020-02-09 16:19:29)

I wonder if they're going to get the game to release stage or not. The only problem I noticed is when you use the stick instead of the DPad in the menus it scrolls very quick so you can't properly choose anything.

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