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Title: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: The Outer Zone on 30 Oct 2018, 09:32
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You are a Mind Scanner.
You analyze and treat patients in The Structure - a retro-futuristic metropolis and regime.


Being a skilled psychiatrist, The Structure has hired you to normalize the "abnormal".
You will be faced with ethical dilemmas and will soon start to question your own beliefs and sanity


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ukYKQsA0ePQ/W9ggaSv72HI/AAAAAAAABys/UcOnWf-uFz4NCiKiduTFb0YXBjTn3IRAQCK4BGAYYCw/s320/Treatment_A.png)

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The game features point-and-click exploration,
but is more of a visual novel mixed with simulation/boardgame/management.

While being inspired by the absurd treatments and methods throughout the history of psychiatry,
the game is purely fictional, set in a surreal world outside time and place.

The game is in beginning of production, and I am currently looking for a publisher to help me fund the game.
I made a prototype in AGS, but the game might be moved into Unity - we'll see.

Mind Scanners is set in the same universe as CYBORG SEPPUKU (https://theouterzone.itch.io/cyborg-seppuku) - a game made in AGS for MAGS AUG 2018.

Follow the project on my twitter. (https://twitter.com/outerzonetweets)


Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Oct 2018, 09:53
Extremely original!  Congrats on the release, looks... weird (but obviously in a good way).
Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: The Outer Zone on 30 Oct 2018, 11:15
Thank you CaptainD :D

It's far from release though (the post is in "AGS Games in production") ;)

-Malte
Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Oct 2018, 11:49
Thank you CaptainD :D

It's far from release though (the post is in "AGS Games in production") ;)

-Malte

Er... I can't read.  Sorry! (roll)

congrats in advance for the release when it's done, so that if I forget to congratulate you then it's all good.
Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: TheFrighter on 30 Oct 2018, 12:32

I'm curious: are you a psychiatrist, OZ? Just to know how you are deep in the matter...
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Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: The Outer Zone on 30 Oct 2018, 12:59
Hi TheFrighther

Thanks for asking.
No, I am not a psychiatrist - nor do I intend on portraying realistic psychotherapy or include any real statements on psychology. It is important to state that this game is purely fictional. I have an interest in the subject, and this game simply displays my own personal and artistic reflection of the ethical dilemmas that occur in psychiatry. It is a serious subject, but by taking the subject into a surreal sci-fi world, I hope to create a game in which the player can dive deep into the human mind and explore the ethics of psychiatry without hurting anyone outside the game. It would be interesting to get a real psychiatrist to do some research on the project, but in the end, the results would just be the theories from one person. So I choose to move away from history, and say that any research on the subject will only be used as inspiration.

Cheers,
Malte
Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: selmiak on 30 Oct 2018, 20:29
this submarine psychohat looks weird enough to catch my interest... keep us posted! :D
Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: The Outer Zone on 05 Nov 2018, 10:19
Thanks Selmiak. You can order the hat for 59.99 at my online shop.
It's pretty heavy and annoying, but gives a good boost to charisma.

Title: Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
Post by: ManicMatt on 16 Nov 2018, 21:35
Very original, the closest thing I could compare it to is "Papers please" but only for the close character relation really.