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. Now also in Virtual Reality!
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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January 10

Fixes to fix the fixes

The title may seem redundant but it’s what literally happened with Mind and the language support and the patch we launched today.

Nearly one month ago we launched a patch that fixed the translations of the game. It worked in our internal testing but once merged with a new build with more fixes the translations banished again.

Later we will go deeper in the technical aspects but for those looking for what’s new, next you can find how the new language system works.

In the Settings - Game menu you will find a new option called “Language”. Every time you click on it the game will be translated to a new language, click until you find yours.



Due to some problems with some languages the current supported languages are:

  • English
  • Russian
  • Português
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • French
  • Euskara
  • Spanish
  • Deutsch
  • Japanese
  • Català

Later we will update the game to add the missing languages. Also, now the game ignores the language you selected on Steam, we will update the game to detect and configure the game accordingly in the future. On the positive side, Catalan and Basque people will be able to play the game without having to hack it ;)

Technical stuff
In the last announcement we talked about how the updates of your tools may cause problems. Well, this is a good confirmation of the theory.

The last update fixed the language problem. We relied on some kind of hack of the Steam’s depot system that allowed us to overwrite the file that corresponds to the english translation of the game. Every time you switched from a language to another, Steam overwrites the english subtitles with a file with the texts on the selected language. And in fact, it was working correctly, the files are updating correctly right now, but for some reason, the texts ingame were in a perfect English.

After some research it seems that the Unreal Engine translation system crashed and the game is not loading that file and it’s showing the default value for the the texts in the game (yes, English).

Luckily Carlos is working in a new game and he developed a new translation system for it and finally we adapted it for Mind.

That’s why we needed some time and that’s why it’s not fully functional, it’s a beta version of the translation system and it lacks some features (like getting the language you selected on Steam).

Thanks for reading,

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December 15, 2016

Do you MIND if I fix MIND?

First of all, we want to apologize for the delay fixing the game. We launched two games this year (Annie Amber and Sky Racer) and maintaining Mind and the other games needs to be done while Pantumaca Barcelona is working in a new title. And Pantumaca is a one developer studio.

Also, it was hard to know what was happening because we have changed nothing in the game, so it was strange to have so many new errors. In fact, all the problems came from updates… but not from Mind, but from Vive and Unreal Engine 4. These updates changed how some low level API work and broke our game.

We are releasing an update today that addresses some of them, next you can find the changelog:

  • Fixed player spawn in the 2nd part of the Father chapter
  • Changing the language in the Steam properties fixed
  • Fixed Vive controller’s touchpad problems
  • Achievements can be unlocked again
  • White borders appearing in Vive


Many thanks for your understanding

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Reviews

“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

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.

Enhanced Edition Features

  • Play the game in Virtual Reality for a full immersive experience. VR support only for motion controllers (HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift + Oculus Touch).
  • Powerfull new Unreal Engine 4 engine gaining even 70% more performance in almost every level.
  • Steam controller, keyboard, gamepad and VR controllers 100% supported and configurable.
  • 4 secret levels, redesigned interactive ending, narration and also an alternative ending.
  • More than 40 different, creative puzzles seamlessly integrated into the environment.
  • 6 ways to affect the environment in order to solve the puzzles.
  • More than 25 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 enemies by using your creativity and everything you have learnt along the way.
  • 22 achievements full of Easter eggs and references.
  • OST and Artbook included.

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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