Oddworld: Abes Exoddus beaten by blind engineering student
Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus beaten by blind engineering student
ABE’S EXODDUS isn’t the easiest of games. At any rate, it requires a ton of trial and error. Lots and lots of practice.
Terry Garret, a 23-year-old mechanical engineering student from Colarado Springs has practiced lots and lots. He can complete the game almost perfectly. Pretty spectacular, considering he is blind.
“I did not need a walkthrough or video walkthrough for Abe,” he said in an interview with Oddworld Inhabitants. “When I start playing I track sound landmarks (foot steps, objects, sound of running or pushing against walls). After this, I start exploring to see what does what. Always looking for land mark sounds to get my orientation down (sound of water, sound of footsteps changing from grass to dirt).
“Finally, I have a great sense of the minds eye. Once I know what is in an area and how they are laid out, I can make a real time picture of what is going on in front of me just through sound. even in 3D. If this is hard to picture I know, I can’t explain it better than that.”
Pretty impressive stuff. Oddworld Inhabitants have the full interview with Terry over at their website discussing all the methods he uses to complete the game. Alternatively, here’s a video interview.