“Escape the Mind (WT)” is a VR experience with puzzle elements.
The player assumes the role of a coma patient and tries in an abstract world of thoughts and memories to collect informations out of fragments and puzzles. With solving puzzles, the environment changes and also the subconscious mind reacts to what is happening. Little by little, the player will know what happened to the coma patient and who he is.
In this first prototype, the player gets to know Connor Reynolds, a british soldier in World War II. He wakes up in this small room, not remembering who he is or what happened. The player has to help him gathering informations and solving puzzles to not only get back his memories but also lead his way out of the coma.
Time: April 2016 – September 2016 (The prototype was created in 3 days)
My field: Game Design
Tools: HTC Vive, Unity, Adobe Audition, Tazman Audio Fabric
- Designing the puzzles
- Writing the story and monologues
- Defining the workflow
- Designing the level
You can find a playthrough video of the prototype here
Thorsten Fietzek – Producing / Sound Design
Martin Kögel – 3D Art / Look Development
Thorsten Rehbogen – Programming
Dennis Reimer – Programming
Produced as part of the subject area Interactive Media at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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