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MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« on: 30 Oct 2018, 09:32 »



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






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 - a game made in AGS for MAGS AUG 2018.

Follow the project on my twitter.


The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #1 on: 30 Oct 2018, 09:53 »
Extremely original!  Congrats on the release, looks... weird (but obviously in a good way).

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #2 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
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #3 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.

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #4 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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Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #5 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
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

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Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #6 on: 30 Oct 2018, 20:29 »
this submarine psychohat looks weird enough to catch my interest... keep us posted! :D

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #7 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.

The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

Re: MIND SCANNERS - A psychotherapy simulator
« Reply #8 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.