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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Technoshock: A 3D Audio Adventure for the Blind

Technoshock is a first-person 3D shooter game for the blind and visually impaired. It has been written in the style and spirit of the classic 3D shooter game DOOM. Like traditional shooters, Technoshock lets you control a hero in a 3D environment, with robots and cyborgs attacking you.

Game Features:

  • Six thrilling levels to explore
  • Nine unique weapons to use
  • Eight types of robots to defeat
  • Five difficulty levels

A new class of weapon, that allowed people to fight with cyborgs, was successfully created by Professor Pavlov. However the supercomputer Skynet became aware of it and organized the kidnapping of the professor and his assistant. All the samples of the new weapon were destroyed.

The staff of human resistance worked out the plan of the professor's rescue and entrusted its fulfillment to your troop. However the operation has fallen. You are the only person who has survived. They know nothing of the death of your troop and are waiting on a helicopter to evacuate the humans.

The robots have kidnapped some scientists and are holding them hostage in a 6 storey building somewhere in town. They have rigged the building with traps, and other nasties to discourage anyone foolhardy enough to try and rescue them. Your task is to do just that. You will have to overcome the obstacles and make it to the sixth storey of the building where the hostages are located. You will need to enter part of a secret code into the terminals on each level to eventually obtain the complete code, which will unlock all the doors, enabling you to free the hostages. You will then take them to the roof of the building and call for the helicopter to come to the rescue.

Click this link to download Technoshock and let the adventure begin.

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