A narrative driven exploration game. Close your eyes and listen. Uncover. Choose. Fight. All within the dark and eccentric sound world of Pitch Black. The light will know.
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Aug 10, 2022

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“The holy grail of gaming accessibility is to allow a blind or V.I. gamer to operate in a 3D open world. Purple Jam’s ‘A Dusklight Story’ has realized this goal through dynamic binaural sound. A Dusklight Story: Episode 1 lays the groundwork for an epic 3D open world dystopian plot. Purple Jam’s advancement in audio technology is unlocking the ability for blind gamers to fully access 3D open world gaming experiences.”

“I've been blown away, I didn't expect the quality to be.. this good”
Chris Wright

“The highest auditory detail I have ever seen”

About This Game

This is the first instalment of a six episode saga, featuring around one hour of gameplay with features for replay-ability.

The world of Dusklight is bleak yet filled with character. The last remaining capital city of a post-apocalyptic wasteland remains in the grips of a deceitful church and tyrannical corporations. With the aid of a unique Auditory Zoom mechanic you will uncover the mysteries of Dusklight.

Choices matter, choose to listen and explore, choose to charge and fight, choose the dark or the light. Pitch Black subtly adapts to how you want to play it, and you'll experience different aspects of the narrative depending on how you play.

Fight your past, fight for your future, with the choices you make and if you choose to, with your bare hands. Using a unique audio combat mechanic unlike anything you've played before.

Don't want to fight? You always have a choice, you can sneak by, or run from enemies. Experience the stealth mechanic here.

The World

The Pitch Black universe goes beyond this series of games, delve deeper through our Tales of Dusklight binaural Audio book series:

Listen to some sound worlds from Dusklight with our interactive binaural ambience explorer.

The Tech

Purple Jam uses Binaural Audio to construct AAA, highly polished environments, all of which are entirely navigable using only your ears. Binaural Audio implements HRTFs to accurately convey spatial audio information – positioning, distance, roll off, width, environmental reflections; the ways we as humans hear in real life have been captured, remapped and gamified.

Feature List

  • Dynamic Mechanics (Stealth, Combat, and more)
  • Diverse areas to explore and interact with
  • Personalised experience through choices and an alternative ending
  • Responsive and Reactive world and dialogue options
  • Original music and sound design for AAA finish.
  • Engrossing dialogue, fully voice acted.
  • Immersive environments through Binaural Audio (DearVR)
  • Player Quality of life Save and Load system
  • Immediate Arrow Key (PC) controls
  • Presence giving Terrain System
  • Player Progress Defined Menu Audio

Completely Blind and VI Accessible

This product has minimal visual implementation. Visual aids are non-existent, and so any visuals you do encounter give you no advantage whatsoever. This is a true Audio Game with professionally recorded dialogue, sound effects and audio-system implementation. Headphones/Earphones are highly recommended to make use of spatial navigation, unique immersion qualities and to make the game a more playable experience.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Quadcore
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Soundcard
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: MacOS 11 Big Sur
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Quadcore
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: N/A
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: This game will not run correctly on Apple Silicon Mac's.

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