MIND: Path to Thalamus is a First Person Puzzler that throws you into a fantastic and surreal environment. You will bend the natural elements to your will in order to progress in this emotive, mindbending tale.
User reviews: Very Positive (609 reviews) - 82% of the 609 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 5, 2014

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"Very beautiful narrative focussed experience with some light puzzle elements. Recommended if you like games like Dear Esther."

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August 15

50% discount for two weeks

As part of the celebration of the first year on Steam of MIND: Path to Thalamus we are halving the price of the game for two weeks.

Now you have Steam trading cards and a new motivation to gift the game to a friend, or to buy as a 2x1 offer, same price, two copies.

We want to thank again all the people who walked alongside us on this Path to the Thalamus and we hope we will be a bigger family with this offer.

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August 12

Steam cards added to the game

As we mentioned on social networks, one year ago Mind: Path to Thalamus was released on Steam. To celebrate, we want to give you some more content for the game while we continue working in the Unreal Engine 4 version.

Today we are launching a little update to the game to add 10 Steam Cards, 5 profile background and emoticons. We hope you'll find it as a great pretext to play again the game or encourage your friends to do so.

Finally, we are preparing other surprises we hope we will be able to announce soon, stay tuned.

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“As visual, explorable art, it’s masterful. As a puzzle game, it’s rewarding and taxing.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Stunning, intelligent, fun, Mind is a game that deserves to be remembered for a long time to come.”
5/5 – The Telegraph

“This game is fantastic. It’s a legit puzzle game. It is beautiful. Go out and buy it”
Jesse Cox

About This Game

MIND: Path to Thalamus is a First Person Puzzler that throws you into a fantastic and surreal environment. You will bend the natural elements to your will in order to progress in this emotive, mind-bending tale.

Change the entire environment!

Wrapped in a mind-bending tale, the gameplay of “MIND” focuses on changing the very weather in order to solve puzzles: the player will cycle between day and night, modify the levels of fog and rain and even travel in time between seasons, changing the environment to advance the gameplay-driven story —indeed, the mechanics are directly related to who the protagonist is, what has happened to him and everything he is doing: a man trapped in his own mind, he must use all the tools at his disposition to escape to reality. Accompanied by the snarky yet heartfelt narration of this comatose patient, the player will guide him through fantastical forests, dark caverns and deceptive worlds of water and ice that directly relate to his emotional state at each point in his journey.


  • More than 30 different, creative puzzles seamlessly integrated into the environment.
  • 6 ways to affect the environment in order to solve the puzzles
  • More than 20 distinct landscapes into with which you will be able to interact.
  • Turn day to night, make it so everything is covered by a blinding fog, summon incredible storms, travel to the past and make use of even more as of yet unknown mechanics.
  • More than an hour of voice acting that, while integrated into the gameplay itself, will tell you a whole story that is not about saving the world but about living through the pain of a father broken by his mistakes.
  • Face down imposing climactic enemies by using your creativity and everything you have learnt along the way.
  • 22 achievements full of Easter eggs and references

Who are we?

Developed by Carlos Coronado Carlos Coronado, Dani Navarro y Luka Nieto. Aditional code by Jose Ladislao. Voice by Greg Nugent.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
- Nice graphics: check.
- Not so bad puzzles: check.
- In the end, interesting story: check.
- Terrible voice acting: check.
- A short game that should be bought for around 5 euros/dollars: check.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game has a quality of somberness and reflection thoughput the whole game. I've played for hours but this reflection is about a girl: this man's daughter. Thge whole game is a 'Puzzler', and a Great one too! I was taken by the total beauty of the game. It looks , sometimes, Photo-realistic. A very cool game for a good system. If you don't it's still very cool, and you'll be blown away by how beautiful it is. The puzzles are quite fequently merely being smart with what you know. Like "Vanishing of Ethan Carter", there's not a help menu. Exploring and checking your 'hunches' about what to do are the key because you build on what you've learned. All puzzles get harder. This game has very sophisticated puzzles, and they are Quite daunting,.. Like I said Remember what youve learned, maybe write it down..., like I did, because I intend to beat this sucker.
Don't get your hopes too high. I see this game as a real time tested 'Work-of-Art", because it gets to you and the puzzles only make you want to find out more!!
I was So 'tested' by the puzzles. They are completable, merely with what you've seen and done. It gets better It really does, but after the first few puzzles your learning curve, isn't so hard. I got a few of the harder ones pretty easily nearly by muscle memory. Spopeaking of memory. This game has 'Time' as a part of it's Puzzles! If you like to take your time exploring like a good 'Myst' Game: Mind: Path to the Thalmus is a REAL gem. Hard games like Chess made my head ache. After finishing these puzzles, in Mind: Path to the Thalmus..., I feel, almost Not, an Ignoraneous!
You, will too, if you can take your eyes from the scenery!This game Rocks, very quietly.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Mind: Path to Thalamus has an intense story line with odd puzzles. The game is very visually appealing and looks like a work of art; however, I wanted a game where i could wander aimlessly unhindered through beautiful landscapes and not have to do these.... puzzles. I'm glad i bought it though, for the price it's a fun game to go back to whenever i want a challenge in the form of a puzzle. The game should be tagged as a PUZZLE game before adventure, even though some are really simple, i just find them annoying when I want to explore. I still recommend this game, there is really no other game like it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Great looking puzzler/walking simulator game.
Not much to explore in the level's, unless you just want to look at the scenery. I would have liked more rewarding exploration.
The story in the end isn't that bad, but it's not going to keep you playing the game to the end.
To sum it up, quite slow paced wandering around in a wonderful looking world, trying to find the pieces for the puzzles.
I recommend this one if you like to solve puzzles in a great looking environment, but not if you are looking for anything else.

- Great looking world.
- Music and atmosphere are wonderful.
- Nice puzzles that aren't too easy or too difficult.
- You can pick any level from the starting screen, so it's possible to skip a level if you'r stuck.

- Quite short, game length depends on your ability to learn how solve the puzzles (and if you want all the achievements).
- Music, would have wanted more of it.
- You can't run.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Roll up a fatty and get your 3d glasses, this is one trippy game!

The artwork is incredible.
The puzzles are decent.
The mood is relaxing.

Its not a bad game and I was suprised by this one (coming from a cheap bundle).

Also the game works pretty well with regular red and blue 3d glasses.

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