If you have been wondering when The Vale was finally going to release out there in the PC world, then you can wonder no more as we have a window to look at. It is not an exact release date for when all kinds of gamers will be able to experience this game from developer Falling Squirrel, but it is the best we have. In any instance, we can look for The Vale to hit us all in the eardrums this coming August. A popular month to be releasing in as of late.
For those who are not familiar with The Vale, as I was not until just recently, it is a new style of game that is designed with the visually impaired in mind. As you will see below, there is not much to look at on the screen and will mainly use audio to tell a story and place us in the action of a medieval person that has no sight and will need to deal with those hardships just as those unfortunate enough to have the lack of vision. All through the use of binaural audio effects. Have a look at what we do have to see for The Vale to better understand how we will be defending ourselves in a game where we are all placed on the same field as the visually impaired.
The Vale — Announcement
The Vale is an interactive audio game for visually impaired and sighted gamers alike. The game is a story driven, action adventure with combat and exploration mechanics that utilize 3D spatial audio and haptic controller feedback.
The Vale is the first step toward our ultimate goal to produce mainstream video games that sighted and blind gamers can play together.
As your elder brother takes his place on the throne… you are made warden of a small keep on the outskirts of the kingdom. Blind from birth and sheltered for much of your childhood, you welcome your exile as a chance for a little adventure…
En route to the borderlands, your caravan is attacked by the vanguard of a huge invading army sweeping eastward toward the capital. You escape but find yourself alone in hostile lands. With the aid of a local shepherd, you must survive the long, dark, dangerous valley that leads home… A journey that will reveal startling truths about your land, your people and your own family.
The Vale — Sword Tutorial Demo
This is a combat tutorial where Alex trains in sword fighting with her Uncle. NOTE: The Vale is an audio-based video game that utilizes binaural sound. HEADPHONES ARE REQUIRED for best experience.
What thoughts do you have after hearing all of this for The Vale? Were you aware of the game before now are does this make you a bit more excited to see what is coming this August? How well do you think this will truly play out for those who do not have to live life without the use of their eyes? Let us know in the comments and get the conversation going. If there is more to talk about for The Vale, we will have it all here. Stick close to the site for all of that to come.