Set in a monochromatic 2D nightmare world, it’s up to you to help a young girl navigate her way past monsters and obstacles. To overcome her fears, and to make it through the moody puzzle-platformer, she’ll have to close her eyes though. The unique gameplay mechanic simultaneously turns the screen black while opening up other avenues forward as our hero relies on her other senses to advance.
Because so much of the game requires you to close your eyes to proceed, Team Indoor Sunglasses realized how important dynamic audio would be to the gameplay. Monsters’ footsteps and breathing sounds increase in volume as they draw closer to you, the music decreasing in volume so you can hear them approaching. Similarly, the player’s own sound effects become important, walking and jumping noises being the only feedback to confirm your control inputs when the screen is black.