The new Kickstarter horror from Bioshock's devs is suitably creepy

Fancy making your way through a haunted house by sound alone? No, me neither but that's exactly what you're doing in this new Kickstarter project from the creative minds behind Bioshock. Perception stars a young blind girl called Cassie who, in true Daredevil style, explores her world with her extraordinary hearing.

Armed with just her wit, cane and smartphone she constantly plays "a deadly game of hide and seek with relentless enemies" as she 'sees' using echolocation. A tap of her cane means items appear and glow as they come into earshot. See the intriguing combo of sarcasm and genuinely tense gameplay below as Cassie explores a creepy house, complete with terrifying talking dolls.

Deep End Games has been founded by Bioshock designer of 12 years, Bill Gardner, who worked on both the original game and Infinite. Other members of the team include the Irrational character artist responsible for the Little Sisters, the Handyman and the Songbird and Dead Space level designer Ben Johnson. The rest of the development crew is a frankly intimidating array of triple A developers.

It's not the first Kickstarter project to appear from ex-Irrational employees. Last year's The Black Glove unfortunately didn't meet its target and was shelved earlier this month while the beautiful The Flame in the Flood met its goal last year for a release in July.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.