Falling Squirrel has announced this week that their upcoming game The Vale currently has a special demo for their action-adventure title. The game is unique in that it uses an audio-only environment to tell the story and guide you along the way. The developers won the 2018 Ubisoft Indie Series Special Prize for the game after presenting their take on it, and have been earning praise for it along the way. Now you get to experience it yourself as you can sign up for the demo at this link. If you’re curious about the game before trying, you can check out more below along with the announcement trailer.
Ahead of its early 2020 release, you’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in dynamic gameplay that completely refreshes the genre — created for both visually-impaired gamers and those without visual impairment,The Vale is an audio-focused title that foregoes traditional visuals without sacrificing an edge-of-your-seat action-adventure. Developed in close consultation with the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB), The Vale utilizes binaural audio and haptic controller feedback to create an immersive and thrilling experience delivered by an all-star team, including visually-impaired voice actors and developers.
Available to a wide audience for the first time, the demo showcases the first two captivating hours of the gameplay as you embark on a treacherous journey as the game’s recently exiled hero — blind from birth — and explore the world. Along the way, you’ll learn to rely only on your sense of hearing as you hunt for resources, acquire armor, fight off enemies, and lose yourself in a robust narrative supported by top-tier voice acting.