Quantcast
Watch a blind man play Abe's Exoddus better than you - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Watch a blind man play Abe's Exoddus better than you


2:30 AM on 02.22.2011



The above video is an interview with Tony Garrett, a 23 year-old mechanical engineering student who has been completely blind since age 10. Garrett has developed a system involving trial and error, game audio, walkthroughs and a bit of help from someone who can read menus or convey the occasional cut scene that has allowed him to play and complete games without ever needing to see them himself. 

Accompanying Garrett's voice is gameplay footage of him playing Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. That game is how this remarkable story came to us. Impressed with the audio quality and design in the pair of games starring Abe (which allowed Tony to complete them without referencing a walkthrough), Tony sent an e-mail to Oddworld Inhabitants to thank them. The folks at Oddworld Inhabitants were so intrigued by the story that they asked if they could see gameplay footage and interview Tony. This video is the end result.

It is a rather fascinating watch. In the last thirty seconds, you're presented with a segment of the game without the visuals. The resulting cacophony is completely disorienting without its accompanying graphics. I know that I'm aware of all the sounds Abe and the other inhabitants of Oddworld make but I can't visualize them on their own and it just makes Garrett's ability all the more impressive.

Introducing Terry Garrett; a man possessing a gaming achievement better than yours. [Oddworld Inhabitants]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






AMAZING

10:30 AM on 09.26.2014
Battle Chef Brigade looks like the actual best game

I love cooking, as you hopefully well know. The initial inspiration for A la cartridge was Iron Chef, though it ended up something completely different. And so here is a game that speaks tenderly to my soul. Battle Chef...more



4:00 PM on 05.29.2014
Using a coin, some tarot cards, and a Magic 8-Ball to make E3 2014 predictions

[Dtoid community darling Handy channels a most AMAZING ex-Dtoid staff member in his E3 predictions post. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] For many years, Chad Concelmo w...more



5:30 PM on 03.06.2014
More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy

We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...more



View all AMAZING






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more