When mind and machine become one – what will remain of humanity?
Friday, April 20, 2018 — The release of Daedalic’s futuristic 3D thriller State of Mind is now in sight. The game will be available in summer 2018 for PC (incl. Mac/Linux) as well as Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. State of Mind is now available for pre-order on Steam and GOG. The MSRP for the PC version is 29,99 Euro/USD and 39,99 Euro/USD on consoles.
EDIT (April 23, 2018): On Amazon Germany, the release date for State of Mind is set on August, 16th as well as Daedalic Entertainment’s Facebook page stated a launch in August (entry from April 20, 2018).
Berlin, 2048 – The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.
State of Mind lets players dive deep into a futuristic scenario that in many details comes very close to our own possible future. Today’s buzzwords like AI, big data and a fully digitalized daily life determine our thoughts, feelings and relationships in 2048.
In the game, main character Richard Nolan is one of the few journalists openly criticizing this development. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivalling ideas pertaining humankind’s salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Instead, they find themselves right at the centre of it.
This domestic drama evolves into a thriller about a worldwide conspiracy, which at its core aims to determine the fate of humanity: Could a perfect digital utopia be the answer? A virtual paradise not affected by material needs and quarrels? Could a super-AI be our saviour – or would it simply declare us as dispensable since it could not be taught the value of philanthropy?
What will the world look like after this storm, what will remain of humanity?
State of Mind offers a thrilling plot around these essential questions. Developed in Unreal, the game provides a unique low-poly visual style, a deep story by author Martin Ganteföhr, several playable characters and about 15 hours of engaging gameplay.