Deep End Games have today announced a new 1st person narrative horror adventure title, Perception.
Perception will put players in the shoes of a blind woman who must use her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to solve mysteries and escape a deadly presence, all without sight. It has been developed by a team of veteran PC and console developers, who have worked on the likes of BioShock and Dead Space. An official description on the plot is as follows:
After months of research seeking the house from her nightmares, Cassie discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the Estate at Echo Bluff. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than she dreamed. A ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.
While Cassie doesn’t have an arsenal of weapons, she does have her wit, her cane and her smart phone. Armed with these tools, she’ll search for clues to unravel history as she navigates her way through the home via echolocation. But the house and its deadly Presence go to great lengths to prevent her from deciphering its secrets. And yet, they won’t let her leave either.
Surviving this deadly game of cat and mouse with the Presence proves especially perilous when your only way of seeing is by means of sound, and so you must carefully weigh the risk of making too much noise against the possibility of being discovered by the terrifying Presence. Once spotted, your only hope is to run, hide, and pray that it doesn’t find you. Cassie uses ambient sounds of the house as well, such as taking advantage of when the grandfather clock rings, or when a loud pipe whistles. She can throw objects and use items like alarms to create “sound bombs” to distract her enemies.
Have a look at the official announcement trailer along with some screenshots before letting us know your thoughts via the comment section below.