Try Playing Video Games BlindPosted 1:39 am on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Southard
We’ve all had those tough games that make us want to throw our controllers, but what if you had to play a game blind? There is a 23-year old man named Terry Garrett out there who can beat Abe’s Exoddus, and yes, he’s blind.
According to the interview over at oddworld, he uses all of the sounds the game makes in order to figure out what he needs to do in a particular screen. He says that it also helps that the Oddworld games have state-save systems right in the game, so if he dies, he doesn’t have to go too far back and repeat sections.
This story gives me mixed feelings of sadness and inspiration, but considering that he is almost a black belt in karate, and will be graduating in a few years with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a minor in Aerospace Engineering, perhaps I should feel a bit jealous.
There’s also an interesting surprise at the end of the video:
Ryan Southard is a video game enthusiast, dissecting games down to their tiniest details. Whether it’s new or it’s old, as long as it’s awesome, he’ll play it. Follow him on Twitter at @Ryan_Southard