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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.

GAMEPLAY

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.

PLOT

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.

SETTING

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.


WARNING

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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Recruiting playtesters

So, this game is kinda finished.

Now, to testing.
This week, I'm doing a whole lot of testing myself. Next week, I would love to have some playtesters help me.

What I'm looking for right now is:

BUG REPORT: The game is full of custom systems, branching choices and gives the player a lot of freedom to do what he wants, when he wants. That means, a lot of room for bugs. Gamebreaking bugs, inconsistency problems, etc.

LANGUAGE PROBLEMS: I'm no native English speaker, so I need to know if what I write makes sense. Grammar problems, spelling mistakes, or just strange sentences.

Feedbacks about balance, flow and gameplay are also welcome, but I don't really plan on making significant changes at this point. I had a demo out for testing months ago, and I've already changed plenty since then.

I estimate the total gameplay time to be around 5 hours.

Honestly, the more testers the better. There are too many branching things, so one playtester couldn't possibly test everything.

I'll release the testing version this sunday (July 5hth), and I'm hoping testers could send me problems report within a week (July 12th). That enough? I can extend that if necessary. Hopefully not too long, because I can't wait to send my baby out in the world. ^_^

I appreciate in advance, and names of testers will be in the credits, of course. <3

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I love it! Looks really interesting. Subscribed.
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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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!
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<
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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.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
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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.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10503
I'm about to stream Calunio's THERAPIST: Mind Manager now!

Streaming at https://twitch.tv/cashycat
COOL
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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