The indie game company Danuon based in South Korea, announces the launch of JI EUM, a rhythm based RPG designed to be inclusive of all players, including the visually impaired.
JI EUM is a rhythm based RPG that uses sounds and rhythm combinations to enable characters to move and attack. The story is set in feudal Korea, loosely based on the traditional folktale of humanity’s quest to retrieve the gift of light and music that was once bestowed upon them by their god. Through the use of rhythmic techniques, players equip their characters with traditional Korean drums commonly used in feudal Korea. By creating visceral sounds and vibrations through their mobile device, even players who are visually impaired are able to navigate their way through the RPG. Each level is artfully designed with a deep storyline and immersive gameplay through sounds so that it can be enjoyed by players of all backgrounds.
Danuon is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to create a version that is both textual and audio localized in English . All proceeds will go to funding the launch and postlaunch live event. The campaign will run through the course of December and close before the holidays.