If you want to kill God, you have to cross all the little hells She created.
The forest cavern is one of those hells, and I’ve got to admit… it’s a good one. Elegant! Turns out all it takes to screw us over is to shut off the lights.
It’s embarrassing, honestly. I mean, we’ve survived on goddamn lava planets. A forest should’ve been no problem. At first, I was thinking that when we got back to our friends, I’d avoid mentioning this fiasco entirely. But… soon enough, I realized… we were never going to see our friends again.
You won’t need it.
HEARtREAD is an audio game. Its goal is to provide a unique experience to players at all levels of visual ability. To this end, it is played on a blank screen.
Estimated play time: 30 minutes.
Note about controls: In order to turn your character, hold the left arrow key or right arrow key (rather than tapping). The game uses a slow turn speed.
Cover art by Erica Lahaie (@aurahack):
Widescreen: 1280x720 | 1280x800 | 1440x900 | 1680x1050 | 1920x1080 | 1920x1200
Sabrina Boyd: Story | Design | Testing | Music | Acting
Julie Boyd: Music | Acting
Michelle Surka: Acting
Matt Surka: Story | Design | Writing | Programming | Sound Design
Erica Lahaie (@aurahack): Cover Art | Branding
Additional testing by Tim O’Connor and Daniel Horowitz.
Debut trailer narrated by Gary Clarke.
2016 Figgie Award: Accessibility and Inclusion (Digital Showcase)
Boston Festival of Indie Games
Interview with Little Metal Television (@ 1:57)
Discussion thread on AudioGames.net
Let’s Play by PG13 Plays (@ 1:54:00)
If you liked this game, you might also enjoy Bulwark in the City of Flesh, an audio game, video game, and radio drama.
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