Mindshow turns your VR headset into an interdimensional TV! Watch new interactive cartoons everyday from your favorite creators in the Stream. Collaborate with friends by remixing and sharing shows, or create your own from scratch!
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Aug 30, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“VR is still in its infancy, and there’s still a lot to learn about the way players interact with VR. By staging Mindshow in Early Access, we can learn more about what players value and what they need. We are looking for an engaged community that is willing to test our assumptions and work through these challenges with us.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for at least the next 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Immediately, we want to build out our online infrastructure, allowing for the in-app sharing of shows back and forth between players. Creating shows is fun, but it’s even more fun when ideas bounce off each other.

At the same time, we are going to offer an experimental mode for tinkerers who want to explore interoperability between Mindshow and other creative products. As those integrations are successful, they will be migrated over to the main experience.

There are many more features and polish improvements in our backlog and we will look to the community to tell us what is most valuable.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Mindshow sandbox allows players to create VR native stories and export them to 2D. Starting from pre-made templates or a blank scene, players can use the expanding library of characters, props, and environments to record their performances.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The core Mindshow app + base assets will always be free to use.

Eventually, we plan to introduce premium characters, social skins and tools targeted at creators who want to take their shows to the next level.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are actively engaging the community in weekly creative challenges. We have some idea of what makes a show in VR great, but not all the answers. The Mindshow platform is only as fun as the content users make with it, and the fun they have creating. We plan on learning together as we stress test the idea of remixable media.

Our community team is ready to engage on Steam and our Facebook Group. We can't wait to see how people play in Mindshow, and hear about what we can do to make the platform even more fun.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Windows Mixed Reality. See the VR Support section for more info.

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August 13

Important Announcement Regarding Saved and Shared Shows!

TLDR: We’re upgrading our show format code, which will make saved and shared shows incompatible with the latest version of Mindshow on August 24th. Please export any old shows that you want to keep by August 23rd 11:59 PM PDT!

Hello Mindshow’ers!

We have lots of new features we can’t wait for you to get your hands on! We’re making optimizations to some of our code’s fundamental architecture that will help us improve Mindshow even faster in the future. That said, this change comes with a tradeoff.

On August 24th, your saved and shared shows will be incompatible with the latest version of Mindshow. This means legacy shows will no longer be shareable or available on the Stream. Our engineers looked at every possible way to keep them, but the time and cost would mean delays for many updates you’ve been asking for (i.e. bug fixes, new characters, environments, tools, recording capabilities, etc…).

Additionally, interactive props (the soundboard, the gate in the Pearly Gates Environment, etc…) will be disabled in the August 24th release. With the new show format, the interactive prop functionality will need to be reimplemented, and we don’t want to delay the technical optimization that will allow us to release new updates, fixes, and features at a brisker pace. While we don’t have the timing for reimplementing interactive props 100% pinned down, when we do bring back interactive props, we want to do them right. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

With that said, here’s the good news: we’ve been gathering your suggestions and bug reports, and not only will the changes help us work on those requests quicker, but your Mindshow experience will be greatly improved. Here are a few of the many optimizations you can expect:

Faster loading, saving, and sharing shows, with less memory required
Reduced time to export shows
Enhanced recording capabilities
More features, more frequently

If there are shows that you don’t want to lose, please export those shows by August 23rd, 11:59 PM PDT. We know this is a bummer, and we don’t make this decision lightly, but this will benefit everyone tremendously in the long term.

Thank you all for an amazing year of Mindshow in Early Access. With your feedback, we’ve been able to make Mindshow better and better over the course of the past year. With your support, we’re continuing to improve Mindshow as the best way the create and share shows in VR and beyond! Please let us know if you have any questions or comments, and we thank you all again for being an amazing community.

P.S: For those that need additional time, we can provide the previous build on a Steam beta branch to assist with your transition to the latest build over the course of September.

P.S.S: To celebrate all that you’ve done to date, stay tuned for information on…”Showmaggedon 2018 ™ “
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August 10

🎮 Introducing Games + New Weekend Challenge!

Introducing Games, a whole new way to play Mindshow! Our first game type, "Blooper Reel", lets you remix and share "starter" shows by "filling in the blank" character with your own performance. Game shows are organized into playlists, which allow the community to see how everyone responded to the original show. Ooh la la!

Each game accepts new contributions for a limited amount of time, so make sure to play before it's too late! Open the Games tab in the Homespace to play new games throughout the week! 

Weekend Challenge: Weather Report!

Celebrate the Games launch by playing our first game, "Weather Report"! Share your show and show it off on Discord by Sunday night (8/12/18) to enter to win a limited edition signed print of Mindshow concept art. Here's how you can participate:

1. Play the "Weather Report" game by remixing and sharing your show by 8/12/18. 
2. Film it, and share your show in #weekend-challenge-8-11-18 on Discord so we know who has participated.
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About This Game

Mindshow turns your VR headset into an interdimensional TV! Watch new interactive cartoons everyday from your favorite creators in the Stream. Collaborate with friends by remixing and sharing shows, or create your own from scratch!

Hang out with the community in our Discord https://discord.gg/xxgVNwR!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350, or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX970 / AMD R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350, or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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