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THERAPIST: Mind Manager is a life simulator.
You play as a psychotherapist in the beginning of his career. Your main goals involve keeping yourself as well as your patients psychologically healthy.


You manage your own mind by doing regular activities, like eating, sleeping, studying, relaxing and socializing. Everything you do and everything that happens to you affect your two main stats: mood and anxiety. High anxiety and low mood have a number of detrimental effects, and may make you lose control over yourself.

You manage your patients' minds through psychotherapy sessions, that function on dialog choices and skill tests based on psychological knowledge. The better your results, the better the case progresses.


The story plot focuses on the existential downward spiral of the main character and the moral and ethical challenges posed by one of your patients: an admitted sexual offender.

The topic of rape is addressed through numerous elements of the game. Other socially relevant issues are discussed in a non-manichaean fashion, including mental health, interpersonal relationships, substance abuse and suicide.


THERAPIST: Mind Manageris set on modern times, and most of the player's activities are those of an ordinary person: working, studying, eating, sleeping, browsing social media, relaxing, socializing, masturbating, going to places like a park, a restaurant, a nightclub, a library, or just staying at home.

The player will also dwell on the world of Psychology, learning how to understand and deal with the psychological issues of his clients, improving your knowledge on specialized topics such as Cognitive Therapy and Positive Psychology, exchaging case information with colleagues and supervisors, and seeing the world through the lenses of someone with a unique grasp of human behavior.


This game is intended for mature audiences. It presents discussions on depression, mental health, licit drug abuse, suicide, sex and sexual violence.

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MIsao 2020 Results

THERAPIST: Mind Manager won first place in two categories on RMN's 2020 Misaos!

-The "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award
-Excellence in Narrative Entries

It was also nominated for Best Game Title, "Everlasting Journey" Award and Game of the Year!

I'm particularly happy with the two categories it won. The game's narrative was definitely my focus. I took a bunch of online courses on writing, and the game mechanics were designed in a way that directly interact and give form to the narrative, instead of just complementing it. Looking back there are things I would change, but I'm proud of the final result.

Also, it's a game that looks nothing like RPG Maker and I did it with very few plugins and no scripting knowledge. So it's a completely custom system entirely event based which was nightmarish to make and full of bugs that needed fixing. I'm glad it got recognition from the "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award!

Thank you very much to all who voted!


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I love it! Looks really interesting. Subscribed.
It's finally here!
The world stands still when a caluino game comes along :o
Great! I love how the title can both be referred to the protagonist AND to his patient. I think that the psychologist sim idea is great, my only problem is that monochrome graphics after a while hurt my eyes... but it seem so interesting.
I saw some screens of this in Discord and it's still stunning. I will play this one fore sure. Great work!
MV still great. MZ...well...
This looks really interesting!

Ugh, the thing is, that one particular celebrity jeopardy episode where the fake Sean Connery said "Therapist" ruined this word for me. Now whenever I see it I think of his version. >o<
This looks really interesting!

Ugh, the thing is, that one particular celebrity jeopardy episode where the fake Sean Connery said "Therapist" ruined this word for me. Now whenever I see it I think of his version. >o<

The thing is, I'm adopting the ruined version of the word in my title. ;)
this isn't the sequel to polyperv
As a demo looks very complex and interesting. I have to play more but so fare I love the clash between the retro graphics/sounds and some modern elements like the autosaves and the many (because they seems really many, at least in the beginning) choices. Unusual, will have to play more to give a decent feedback but it's promising so far.
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I'm going to be livestreaming this game tomorrow night! That is, Sunday 26 April, 5pm PT / 8pm ET. Calunio might likely be there himself. Come join us! We hope to see you there.

Follow https://twitch.tv/cashycat if you want to know when I'm playing this, or other RPG Maker games, live.
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I'm about to stream Calunio's THERAPIST: Mind Manager now!

Streaming at https://twitch.tv/cashycat
Like the atmosphere of this game!
Thank you!
I'll wait until someone says they actually finish the game before I start promoting. Need to make sure it's finishable. ^_^
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Wow, this game is featured! That's amazing and unexpected! <3
It's totally expected, it was too good to not be featured eventually : D
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