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Genre: Adventure, Horror
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 7, 2013 @ 12:09pm
May 9 @ 12:20pm
Recent Announcements View All (3)
This game is NOW ON STEAM

We will not update this concept page further. Thanks for your support!

This title has been Greenlit!

We're on Kickstarter, if you like what you see, help us out!



About the Game

Pulse is a first-person experiential journey in which you are blind. Using a process similar to echolocation, you use sounds in the environment to create a mental reconstruction of the world around you. Everything that makes sound reveals the world around it. Your view can be distorted by memories from before you lost your sight, sometimes creating surreal or terrifying visions.

Pulse has three key emotions based on the feeling of being lost in a dark forest.
  • Fear of the Unknown - Even if you know there's nothing there, that anxiety won't go away.
  • Curiosity - You go forward anyway, slowly but steadily, wondering what's out there.
  • Discovery - The secrets of the darkness are revealed. Whatever the result, the thrill of excitement runs down your spine.

However you are not alone in this figurative forest, you will encounter creatures called Mokos whose sole desire is to help you. By using the noise these creatures make, they provide additional "vision" when in need. They also provide superfluous amounts of cuteness. In contrast, there are also terrifying creatures who seek to devour you. Listen carefully and avoid these beasts at all costs.

In this synesthesia-like experience, your world will shift and become clearer based on the information provided by your senses. There is often a distinct difference between what you "see" versus what is actually there. Let your senses guide you.

Behind the Scenes

When we started the Pulse prototype as a student project, we set out to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring to the table a special kind of gaming experience; one that was more than just fun, one that was emotionally engaging. We still have that same goal: exploring beyond the fun in games, and seeing how they're capable of affecting players in different ways.

The response to it has been overwhelming. We've had the opportunity to watch others discover the world through our characters eyes. As a student project we took this concept as far as we could, but there is so much more to explore - We want to take our prototype to the next level.

Awards and Recognition

Student Showcase Winner for Independent Games Festival, 2013

Unity Awards
Winner of Best Student Project for Unity Unite 2012


We're here on Greenlight as an outlet of back and forth with the community, as well as to gauge interest over the course of our development process. We're legitimately interested in your thoughts and feedback about the game. We'll be keeping an eye on this space--Feel free to ask questions, we'll answer!

-----Thank you for your support!-----
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sharpnova Oct 7 @ 2:59pm 
Ok thanks for the update. Back on list it goes
nSwarm  [author] Oct 7 @ 9:47am 
@sharpnova Thanks for bringing this to my attention, we have not updated this page in forever. We've been through greenlight and we're on Steam, releasing this month in fact! Please follow us here:

Also check out our website here:

sharpnova Sep 27 @ 11:29am 
Hmm. Dead project.

I'll try out the prototype for fun... and then take this game off my list.

Too bad. It looked promising.
NanoAi May 7 @ 8:55am 
What ever happened to this game?
TECAK Jun 17, 2014 @ 6:29am 
looks nice. (ps animal abuse)
Concubine Harvester May 11, 2014 @ 11:28am 
I played this game really early on and i've been hoping it would get made into a fully game. Good job.
InsanityLemon May 6, 2014 @ 11:15pm 
looks good.
01binarygames Mar 16, 2014 @ 6:38pm 
dead project?
WarhammerUA Feb 16, 2014 @ 8:40am 
Review on russian | Обзор на русском
LightSphere Sep 28, 2013 @ 12:26pm 
Right now I'm downloading the prototype from the official site. The trailers looks just awesome. This must be a fresh breeze in the industry, or, at least, that's what I dream it's gonna be.