MIND: Path to Thalamus Coming Soon for Oculus Rift
Since the start of this year, there have been many new video games launched for virtual reality. Among the most popular are games in the puzzle and adventure genre.
One of the new games launched was in August of 2014 by Carlos Coronado – a game called “MIND: Path to Thalamus”. The indie developer created this game as a puzzle strategy video game, played in the first person perspective and launched it on Steam Community. At its initial launch, MIND: Path to Thalamus was criticized for not having Oculus Rift support for virtual reality – something that was vitally important in this day and age to successfully launch a new game. The developer assured critics and fans both that support for Oculus Rift’s headset would definitely be added with further updates to the game. Coronado claimed it was one of his highest priorities and would be given immediate attention. He has still not set a clear date for adding this update but at least seems committed to adding one in the ‘near future’. The developer was quoted saying “In the near future, there will be translations to new languages and a Mac version,” he said. “Then, Oculus support. And much later, you may yet find new surprises if you stick around. Did someone say ‘MIND photography contest’?” Clearly, Coronado has some ambitious plans for this puzzle game.
MIND: Path to Thalamus may seem like a trivial puzzle and strategy game but actually has a storyline with some depth. The story is about a father who is dealing with his past mistakes as he tries to accept them and move on with his life. There are 30+ puzzles waiting to be solved in the game with almost 20 different breathtaking landscapes. The visual designing in this game has been beautifully crafted and is extremely appealing for the player. While solving these puzzles, players will be able to control the weather, time and even lightening to help them advance further in MIND: Path to Thalamus. The developer has added some improvements to the game, including small changes in the script, better and more interactive environments, an original music score and support for Steam Big Picture and controllers. The narration in the newer version is apparently ‘less intrusive’ according to Coronado. Hopefully, MIND: Path to Thalamus will receive support for Oculus Rift’s headset very soon. Virtual Reality Times will keep following the title and report back with any further updates.