Experimental Audio Games!

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Groups of students have developed these small audio game prototypes...see if you like some of them and let the developers and us know what you think in the forum! Please do not contact us for support about these games. If you experience problems with the Flash focus, try using Internet Explorer. You can download Flash for free through this link. For the sake of accessibility we have also added a standalone Flash Player. Click this link to download a standalone Flash Player (which should be accessible, but please post to the forum if otherwise).

Audio Games 2008

Game design students of the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands have worked hard to bring you some new interesting audio game prototypes. Try these game prototypes at your own risk and have fun! Like a game? Is a game feature too difficult? Do you want more games like this? Think the voices are brilliant? Please provide the makers of these games with your feedback in the forum!
The AudioGames.net team would like to thank the makers of these games and highly appreciates the help of many of the brilliant RadioDaddy voiceovers!

Leap of faith

Description: Find the way out through the maze
Developers: Santiago Siutti, Jesse Venbrux, Ferry Spaans
Requirements: flash, for player see above
link: Download zip

Fear of the Dark

Description: Find the way out!
Developers: Joris Wildenbeest, Dieuwertje de Winkel, Machiel van Hooren
Requirements: The .NET framework 2.0
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Way of the Blind Goose

Description: Fight the enemy!
Developers: Midas Meeuws, Rico Teunisse
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Drumz 'n Beatz

Description: drumming game
Developers: Tim Jansen, Roweena Asgarali
Requirements: flash movie, see above for player
Instructions: ?
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Rock 'n Ride

Description: dragracing game
Developers: Jenny Klement, Kristel Overgaauw
Requirements: flash movie
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Supersonic

Description: Supersonic is an arcade audio game. Your job is to avoid incoming enemies
Developers: Tom v. Kruijsbergen, Django den Boer, Bor Walch
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

The Typing of the Deaf (update will follow)

Description: kill all zombies by typing the words they say
Developers: Swendly B, Stefan vermij, Timo van Zijll Langhout
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Audio Rumble

Description: Audio Rumble is an audio boxing game in which you play as the legendary blind boxer ‘Blind Mike’. During the game you will fight against a rival boxer called Fast Eddy.
Developers: Peter Groeneweg, Dennis Haak, Jobbe Smit, Jochem Schut
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Ghostdriver

Description: You and your crazy drunk friend seem to have encountered hundreds of ghostdrivers! Since your friend is too drunk to drive you'll need to take over the steering wheel. Dodge those oncoming cars before you crash! Beware though, your friend will try to get you drunk as well!
Developers: David Kamerman
Trailer: Download trailer (DUTCH SPOKEN!)
link: Download zip

Bounty Hunter

Description: You play as a blind bountyhunter, driving your vehicle, chasing a rare creature someplace underground. Trust your senses and the capabilities of your modified vehicle to detect danger as well as oppurtunity.
Developers: Vincent Ignacia, Nalan Atik, Norbert Ladulzky
Requirements: Due to technological limitations, a limited number of sound channels was used. Listen to the sound demo that is included in the zip file to listen to what was intended.
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Fireman

Description: Save people in a burning house
Developers: Wouter Ram, Remi Newton, Floris Versendaal
Requirements: flash movie, player needed (see above)
Trailer: Download trailer (DUTCH SPOKEN)
link: Download zip

Blind Rally

Description: Racing game
Developers: Rutger Joosten, Wybren van Beemdelust
Requirements: numlock pad
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Re-sound

Description: A new kind audio memory using keys on the keyboard, find the sounds that are linked
Developers: Roy v/d Mortel, Geert Nellen
Trailer: Download trailer
link: Download zip

Audio Games 2007

Arcadium

Description: A Retro Arcade Game
Developers: Alwin Brandt Corstius, Rutger Stegenga, Joris Vervoet and Thomas Papa
Requirements: Flash Player, browser
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Audio Joust

Description: Audio Joust is a flash based game where you take on the role of king Arthur’s champion. You have been challenged by five knights to a joust tournament. Armed with your mouse and keyboard you will have to knock your opponents down from their horses. But don’t fear, for you shall not be alone… with the help of the crowd you can defeat these five challengers. A tutorial is included in the game.
Developers: The Blind Seers (Paul van Eekelen and Ramon Leerschen)
Requirements: executable
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Big Cahuna

Description: Catch all kinds of fish within the time limit and score as many points as you can. Click on the left mouse button to cast your rod into the water. When you got a bite, repeatively press spacebar to reel the fish in. The escape function does not work yet, so close the game you would do an ordinary window. We hope you have lots of fun! Lots of love, the Big Cahuna crew!
Developers: Maxine van Tongeren and Alex Zapata
Trailer: Download trailer
Requirements: Browser with Flash Player
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Call of Duty - The Sound Experience

Description: Call of Duty - The Sound Experience
Developers: Steven de Vries, Niels van Wieringen and Tim Overvliet
Requirements: Browser with Flash Player
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Crack the Code

Description: Crack the Code
Developers: Christiaan Berger, Dax Erken and Toby Hazes
Requirements: Browser with Flash Player
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

FlySwatter

Description: Swat all flies
Developers: Roy de Groot, Paul Veer
Requirements: Browser with Virtools plugin
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Nameless

Description: In this game you will find yourself locked up in a dungeon, while the water slowly starts rising. The goal is to escape before you drown. As you search for a way out you will also learn spells that can aid you in your escape.
Note: source code is provided, feel free to mod!
Developers: Produced by Iris Dragt and Eva Jobse
Requirements: Executable
Instructions: You can play the game by typing commands. The commands you can use are:
search - This command gives you a description of the room
north, south, east or west - Use these directions to navigate through the level
spells - Learn what spells you have obtained
cast (ENTER) spellname (ENTER) target - Cast a spell on a target. The spellname is the name of the spell and the target is the name of an object in the room
help - Type help if you want to listen to the list of commands during the game
quit - Quit the game
restart - Restart the game
link: Download zip

Panic at the pub

Description: Find that jukebox and switch off that horrible music! (Note: explicit language)
Developers: Maarten Mol and Matthijs Meerman.
Requirements: Browser with virtools plugin
Instructions: in game
link: Download zip

Rythmic Station

Description: Why play a game that is actually a music game, but still relies on visual aid to play the game? Well, thats where we come in! Meet Rythmic Station, THE rythm game for blind people, and everyone else who likes to play games! Are you good enough to hear the entire track?
Developers: Michael Brandse, Tom Esser and Dave van Luttervelt.
Requirements: Executable
Instructions: With just three buttons you can play the entire game! Press left, right and up, to match the place where the sound is coming from. Time your presses right, and score big time! Once you have booted the game, use the left and right buttons to navigate through the menu and the up button to choose any option you like. To play the game, press up when the music is coming from both sides, press left if the music comes from the left and press right if the music comes from the right. If you press right, the music will become even more awesome!
link: Download zip

Scarface

Description: When Scarface says "the F-word", press the space bar! (Note: explicit language)
Developer: Krijn Hakkert
Requirements: Executable
Instructions: Press the space bar
link: Download zip

Underwater

In this audiogame you command a submarine and are exploring the deep sea. With your sonar you navigate, and locate treasures.
Developers: Kjell 't Hoen Marthe Jonkers and Ward Lindhout
Requirements: Executable
Instructions: Use the mouse or the arrowkeys to move to the left and right.
Press the right mouse or forward arrowkey to move forward.
Press the left mouse or spacebar to use your sonar. Now listen carefully!
When you hear a low ping back, it means there is a wall. When you hear a high ping back, it means there's treasure! When you get near a treasure you will hear it tinkle. Find them all and dive deeper in to the sea!
But be warned... There are rumors of sea mines in the sea. Some say you only hear them by a beeping sound... so watch out!
- other stuff -
Press B to turn visual help on/off.
There are five different 5 levels to play.
link: Download zip

Windmill

Description: Chased by monsters, you need to run to safety to The Windmill. If only your heart was not beating so loudly...
Developers: Jeroen Stoutand Mick Moolhuiijsen
Requirements: Executable, most recent version DirectX and OpenAL runtime. 5.1 speakers or headphone.
Instructions: none
link: Download zip

Online Games 2006

Splatter

Description: Come on and kill those irritating flies...
Developers: Bas ten Bergen, Kawai Cheung and Erwin Henraat
Requirements: Free VMO player and Internet Explorer
Instructions: use the numpad to find the flies, instructions in game. Loading the game might take some time. Be patient during silence.
Link: Play online

Fire Escape

Description: You've awoken to find your house on fire, and you must escape!
Developer: Aron Oostdijk
Requirements: Flash
Instructions: Use the arrow keys UP, LEFT and RIGHT to move through the corridors of your house, but avoid the fires!
Link: Play online

Future olympics

Description: Olympics game
Developers: Michiel Krol and Mark van Wijnen
Requirements: Flash
Instructions: in game
Link: Play online

Ball4

Developers: Michiel Krol and Mark van Wijnen
Instructions: use the left and right cursorkeys to move the ball and keep it in balance as long as possible.
Requirements: Flash
Link: Play online

Maffia Hot Pursuit (DUTCH spoken!)

Developers: Robert Mooijman, Peter Nauta, Bruno Jordaan and Phan Vo Bang
Description: Driver for a mafia car.
Requirements: Flash and knowledge of Dutch language :)
Instructions: Left arrow for instructions, right arrow to play.
Link: Play online

Maze

Developers: Floris Didden and Robert van Geffen
Description: Maze game
Requirements: Flash
Instructions: in game
Link: Play online

Zato

Developers: Mark Brouwers en Djégo Ibanez
Description: You are Zato-Ichi, the blind samurai.
Requirements: Free VMO player and Internet Explorer
Instructions: When you hear the yakuza gang member draw their sword, press the key that is is in the direction from where you heard the sound coming from. If you press the wrong key, your defense will be open and you will get hit. Zato-ichi is a tough samurai, but he can only take as many as 3 hits. After that, he will be hurt too badly to swing his sword. Can you fend off the yakuza's attacks for long enough, to build the concentration needed to be able to strike them? After the intro, you need to press the Enter key to start the game.
Link: Play

Sound Memory (Dutch spoken!)

Developers: Laurie Candel en Laura Endert
Description: Sound memory
Requirements: Flash, mouse
Instructions: in game. Unfortunately you have to click the flash movie...after that, when the music is loud the mouse is inside the flash movie.
Link: Play

Frogger

Description: Audio version of frogger
Developer: Nikki Kuppens
Requirements: Flash
Instructions: Up and down arrow keys
Link: Play

Downloadable Games 2006

Jumpman

Description: Jump over the cars before they hit you!
Developers: Anthonie van der Heul Gavin Kempenaar and Alex Kentie
Instructions: in game
Link: Download zip

KILL ALL ZOMBIES

Description: Live as long as possible in an evil world...shoot as many zombies as you like!
Developers: Daniel Ernst and Simon Alkemade
Requirements: 3D speaker setup, mouse
Instructions: See txt file
Link: Download zip

Sonar

Description: First person shooter
Developers: Joeri Lefevre, David Smit and Niels Keetels
Requirements: Windows XP, DirectX 9.0, Sound card with 3d soundbuffer support, recent .NET framework (!)
Instructions: Move = mouse, shoot left mouse button, reload right mouse button
Install instructions: unzip and start Sonar_release.exe
Link: download zip

Amazing voice

Description: Two player game, shout through microphone to the other player!
Developer: Niels Pausma
Requirements: internet connection, microphone and a friend. Game only starts when the game server is online!
Link: download zip

SoundPong

Description: Well, sound pong!
Developers: Marjan van der Meulen and Arjen Hiemstra
Instructions: txt
Link: Download zip

Sightless

Description: RPG kind of game
Developers: Brian Bors
Instructions: No documentation! Help us find out!
Link: download zip

Find the Sound

Description: uh...find the sound.
Developer: Niels Aust
Link: Download zip

Project Wow! - games (2001)

Ratjeprak (Dutch spoken!)

Description: Catch all mutated rats that run loose in the laboratory! Note: this game started it all... AudioGames.net would not exist without it!
Developers: Sander Huiberts & Richard van Tol
Instructions: in game
Link: Download zip