Grimind is a 2D, physics based, adventure, platform game in horror/creepy theme. Grimind casts you into forgotten caves and ancient crypts, without memories. While being there you have to demonstrate great manual skills to pass obstacles and solve non trivial puzzles to get out of scary environment and additionally discover what are you...
User reviews: Mixed (164 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 13, 2014

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"..I would recommend Grimind to genre die hards and indie lovers, provided they aren't hoping to find a terrifying title..."
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Reviews

“Grimind is an awesome 2D horror platformer that you need to check out”
Indie Statik

“This game puts a peculiar spin on the horror genre and keeps you guessing until the end.”
The Indie Game Magazine

“I'm not even joking, this game is ridiculously awesome”
Markiplier

About This Game

Grimind is a 2D, physics based, adventure, platform game in horror/creepy theme. Grimind casts you into forgotten caves and ancient crypts, without memories. While being there you have to demonstrate great manual skills to pass obstacles and solve non trivial puzzles to get out of scary environment and additionally discover what are you doing there alone – but is it certain... that you are there... alone?

Features:


  • Dynamic gameplay combined with a frightening experience
  • Physics based gameplay - It gives you the possibility to do whatever you want. Every single dynamic object can be dragged, carried or thrown which gives you enormous freedom.
  • Narration - While playing, the character is talking, telling the player what he feels, if he's scared, or what he thinks about the current situation.
  • Challenge! - Grimind isn't an easy game, so you can forget about holding just one key and passing through the levels. Besides dexterity and input skills, there is also a large number of logic puzzles to solve. Your brain will be tested and you'll not get bored.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 or similar
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: dedicated graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller support
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.7 and later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 or similar
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS 10.7 and later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: dedicated graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Mint or similar
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 or similar
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Mint or similar
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: dedicated graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Great position! Extensive Levels, various puzzles, unexpected situations + frequent checkpoints.
Gameplay for a few pleasant hours.
I would recommend!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This is one of the Great 2D horror games
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Strange yet fun puzzle game with a cool story.
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76 of 86 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Grimind is a game that tries to do too many things and ends up doing none of them well.

It starts out simple enough, with simple clear platforming and goals, with a creepy vibe to the environment. Then mechanics start getting complicated; the puzzles start to hide the fact that they're puzzles, enemies begin to swarm you, deathtraps pop up that you couldn't possibly have forseen. This would be excusable, but then the game's core components start tripping over themselves.

The platforming ends up taking a backseat to once-a-level gimmicks, none of which ever come up again once you've finished them. At one point, your character pulls the ability to create an astral projection to take over an enemy's mind out of his ♥♥♥ (and never uses it after this one time, mind you) but needs to be guided to the enemy first, with the most godawful controls I have ever seen. The rest of the game is playable with the controller, this section cannot be done on a controller because you have to do too much twitch aiming for the controller to handle.

The horror dies quickly once you realize all that's happening is that you're dying over and over again not because of a lack of skill but because your light source decided to arbitrarily change direction or shut off for no reason, or you had to spend a bit too much time underwater because that's the only place you could get a necessary item which slows you down when you carry it, or the enemies' movement patterns are all but completely unpredictable and cannot be reliably dodged. The final boss is especially guilty of this; he spawns hordes of enemies completely at random from the center of his only weakness, which you have to come into direct contact with in order to damage. Have fun instantly dying because the boss decided to spawn five enemies right as you were jumping up to hit him.

The last few levels are an exercise in frustration, forcing you to fight large numbers of enemies simultaneously with a control scheme that wasn't designed for any sort of fighting, in areas devoid of reliable ways of killing them (and only containing one or two unreliable ways to do so), without taking any damage whatsoever. Sure, you can take more than one hit, but without mercy invincibility it doesn't matter as the enemies cling to you like you're made of flypaper. These levels also have sections that don't have enemies, but I don't feel they're worth mentioning and neither does the game because you will not be given a single indication as to what you're supposed to do to progress. Meanwhile, have fun dying dozens of times in a row because the checkpoint system decided to spawn you right next to an enemy, and then not give you another checkpoint until you've successfully competed 5 minutes of needlessly obtuse puzzles.

The story...the story's a mess. You never find out what's going on, your character pulls new abilities out of nowhere just so the developers can shove in another single-level gimmick, the grammar is horrible, and to top it all off once you finally finish the game it turns out everything was pointless because you end up back where you started and then die, never having figured out a single thing about yourself, your opponents, the setting, or anything else.

If you want a horror game, a puzzle platformer, or a trial-and-death game, there are much better games out there than this.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
If you're a fan of smart puzzles and love games with a grim atmosphere - this is a game for you. You will die countless times trying to figure out physics, visual and sound puzzles in this dark and disturbing world. There is a platforming element in this game, but it doesn't get too much in the way - you just need some timing, but it's your brain which will do most of the work anyway. The game is unforgiving and doesn't hold your hand when you play it, exactly like the good old games.

Get it and play it!
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