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Michael Astolfi and Aaron Rasmussen A video game with no graphics? This pair makes it fun for sighted and sight-impaired gamers alike. Instead of using their eyes, BlindSide players are guided by what they can hear in the virtual world as they try to escape monsters and figure out why they can’t see. The story idea came from Aaron Rasmussen, who was temporarily blinded after an accident in a high school chemistry lab. Rasmussen (a former bagpipe player) teamed with game designer and researcher Michael Astolfi (who once hand-fed a group of penguins), and the two worked together to do the design and programming of BlindSide.

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