Soulbound is an audio game created by Cloverbit and designed primarily for a visually impaired and blind audience.
The player will play as Seric, a boy of humble origins and blind from birth, and follows him during his adventure in the lands of Levia where he will be overwhelmed by a series of events that will bring him to discover his past and the mysterious and sinister characters who rule this world and ultimately fulfill his destiny.
The companion of this adventure is the mysterious familiar Kiroth, an incorporeal and enigmatic entity bound to the young Seric, who guides him on his journey through the different settings of the game.
Explore the world of Levia and interact with the environments and people who will reveal the destiny of Seric.
Fight in real-time against various enemies, each with their own different stats and sounds.
Immerse yourself in the history of Soulbound, thanks to more than 100 different characters and hours of dialogues completely subtitled
Experience an unprecedented level of immersion thanks to the binaural audio of the Bullroarer technology
Soulbound wants to be the first chapter of the Echoes from Levia saga, in which the young protagonist Seric will discover that he is not a common boy, but rather possessing unique abilities, as well as great intuition and willpower. Several friends will join him along his path by helping him in his adventure, like the rebels Toren and Alexa, but will also be hindered by powerful enemies moving the fate of this world. It will be thanks to its courage and its powers that he will be able to discover his origins and important role in the ancient world of Levia.
The game consists of two main phases: combat and exploration. In the first the player is free to explore the different gaming environments, from the dark stash of a pirate ship to the Reek river’s brackish swamp, moving through a grid system using navigation based on sound clues and facing various mini-game obstacles.
In the combat phase the player will have to fight against different enemies and use his own hearing to parry the slashes, counterattack, and finally deliver precise and well-settled finishing blows.
Soulbound offers the player an unprecedented immersive sound environment thanks to proprietary audio technology that simulates sound diffusion, making dialogues and sound effects consistent with the game setting. Finally, the game is equipped with a neat graphical interface that allows its use to a normally sighted audience.