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!
User reviews: Very Positive (679 reviews) - 81% of the 679 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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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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November 4

MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition fixes and new features

Yesterday MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition was released and, as usual, some errors went unnoticed. Also, the community requested some missing features.

One day later we are launching a first patch to address some of them:

  • Fixed a typo in the English texts (“Uncoscious”)
  • Screen percentage setting now can be over 100% (150%, 200%, and 500%)*
  • Fixed a typo in the Russian texts (“главы”)
  • VSync option added to the Graphics settings
  • Mouse sensitivity option added to Game settings
  • Fixed and error with the fog “bubble” in certain conditions
  • Fixed subtitles scaling not working
  • Catalan and Euskera languages files re-uploaded (see FAQ)

We will be working on the other bugs, so report any other issues you may have on the forums.

* - Be careful with this option, every click will decrease the percentage until 10% and then it will go to 500%. Be sure your hardware will be able to handle it. Otherwise, when you reach 10% is better to use the "All Medium" button to go back to 100%.

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November 3

MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition is now available

MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition is out, and to celebrate the release, it is 40% off.

Far from being a simple restyling, MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition is the game completely created from scratch in Unreal Engine 4, the last iteration of Epic Games engine. It’s VR enabled, it adds new puzzles, redesigned levels, four hidden areas, easter eggs and a new and reconsidered finale as well as other enhancements to the game.

We will add as soon as possible support for OS X and Linux. Also we are working in the PlayStation 4 and XBOX ONE versions of the game.

One of the most highlighted feature on MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition is the narration system where the player decides if he wants to listen the narration voice instead of the past automatic reproduction system. The general performance has improved in order to achieve a fluid experience on Virtual Reality. The new subtitles system allows to set the text aspect ratio to customize the experience. And of course new achievements!

Furthermore, to widen game’s accessibility to MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition users will have new ingame texts and subtitles in the following languages: Korean, Russian, Japanese and Chinese in addition to the existing English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

Even though Virtual Reality has not yet established as a market, the PC version of MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition will be compatible with consumer ready VR devices from day one and adds a serie of key features like the VR Olive movement system to prevent motion sickness and headache, very optimized levels and an scalable graphics system.

If you have any problem or question, you can read the Enhanced Edition FAQ: http://steamcommunity.com/app/296070/discussions/0/490124466478011515/

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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

Virtual Reality now supported!

Mind: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition brings Virtual Reality to the adventure! We currently give support to Oculus (including dk2 and Vive) but we will also support upcoming Consumer Release headsets. VR Olive control scheme is also integrated.

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. Oculus and Vive compatible, including dk2 and Vive dev hardware.
  • Integrated VR Olive control scheme: more immersion, less dizziness.
  • 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

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 67 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I can totally recommend this Game.
The great Soundtrack and the fantastic Atmosphere will light up your Soul.
It is a wonderful experience. And since the Update its even better.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.4 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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11 of 12 people (92%) 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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8 of 8 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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