A class project in Navigation, Game features Audio only gameplay, to simulate being blind and is set in a Monty Python-ish comical world where a group of blind Monks are initiating you into their society by having you perform several audio navigatory task to help you learn to SEE with your EARS. Game Plays through in about half an hour. Created by Kyle Audick & Erik Carlson UCLA D|MA 2008

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33 comments by awesomepossum on Mar 27th, 2008

The Blind Monk's Society is five week project in Navigation. Featuring Audio only navigation set in a Monty-Python-esk World of the Blind Monks.  You will need to use your headphones to take the first stumbling steps as a blind person and eventually learn how to walk blindly with confidence. You will meet many Colorful characters on your quest to help the Society and learn to SEE with your EARS.  This mod is available for Download Right HERE.

 

And Now A few Words From our Great Leader Brother Pancy Fants:

Greetings and Salutations occularly deficent masses of the world, I am here with Glorious News! You no longer need to fear the blindness that ails you, you will learn to see again, With Your Ears! Now I know what you are Saying, "Mr. Fants, How much is this going to cost me?" With Eye transplants running you thousands of dollars you may expect to pay $1,000.00 for my services. Does that sound like a deal? I don't think so, What If I offerd the teachings of this Course for the ridiculously low price of 4 easy installments of $29.95? Can you beat that kind of Value? You can... Well...  Umm how about if I offer you all my teachings and Gaurentee that you will learn to SEE with your EARS all you have to do is provide us, The Blind Monks Society, with a few services to be named at a later date in an undisclosed location? You agree? FANTASTIC! I can't wait to meet you at the Monastary of The Blind Monks Society.

 

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Blind Monk's Society v1.0 Installer

Blind Monk's Society v1.0 Installer

Apr 2, 2008 Full Version 8 comments

For those of you who have yet to play this mod and are waiting for an installer because rars scare you. The wait and fear is over. Rejoyce, for the blind...

Blind Monk's Society v1.0 RAR

Blind Monk's Society v1.0 RAR

Mar 22, 2008 Full Version 14 comments

!! Play this mod with Headphones or it will be very difficult !! This is a class project in Navigation, Game features Audio only gameplay, to simulate...

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Stretch Oct 22 2013, 6:26pm says:

Would love to play this but it simply won't start. Tried through steam and Desura. At one point I got to see a valve logo before it crashed. After installing through Desura it crashes before I even get a chance to see the logo. Shame.

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NeptuneUK
NeptuneUK Sep 13 2013, 10:47pm says:

I'll have to try this again with headphones, the sound doesn't seem to be reproduced accurately on my 5.1 system in source, I'm going to blame the engine, as I use my 5.1 speakers to hear exactly where enemies are in a lot of games. Also the player's footsteps are a tad loud.

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bloodpipe
bloodpipe Jun 9 2012, 7:10am says:

This is amazing

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Daidalos
Daidalos Jan 19 2012, 2:16pm says:

Now I can find out what it is like for Lilly and get closer to her psychically! Thanks!

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nopushbutton
nopushbutton Mar 12 2011, 6:44am says:

There ought to be more games like this; sometimes I want to play a game but also want to rest my eyes.

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shunted
shunted Feb 25 2010, 11:18am says:

the biggest problem i had was even though it sounded like i was right next to someone i wasnt, i had to run about like an idiot for ages several times, once i had to follow the stream it became impossible because i crossed it several times and lost my place and direction; the constant walking noise didnt help because you couldnt tell if you were running into a wall or not.

what would be interesting to see for the person who has just completed the game is a topdown picture of the map and the route/path they have taken

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik Jan 10 2010, 1:11pm says:

Fantastic other than the ending which was a bit confusing, I kept trying to follow the bell after the jig but never got there... now I'm here I see you weren't mean't to from other comments. Maybe the end could have been clearer... but other than that absolutely fantastic.

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prator
prator Nov 25 2009, 9:47pm says:

The Jig marks the end of the game, right? 'Cause I spent a few minutes just listening to the ambient noises afterwards, wondering if the Blind Monks had abandoned me...

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Dec 26 2009, 5:58pm replied:

they have abandoned you :P and it is the end.

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I really enjoyed this mod. It could be little longer though. Funny...I maxed out every graphig setting before starting to play:D Didn't really realise that i really was playing blind:P

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