Last week on March 17th, HorrorBuzz had the opportunity to attend a preview for upcoming psychological horror game In Sound Mind. In a one-on-one Discord presentation, I was able to get a sneak peek into a whole new area of the game, learn about some of the versatility of items players will come across, and also have a conversation with the Ido, the lead producer and co-owner of developer We Create Stuff.
Available sometime in 2021, In Sound Mind will release on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5.
First, a bit about the game. In Sound Mind is a psychological horror, filled with surreal environments for the players to explore. Players fulfill the role of protagonist Desmond, a psychologist in a small town who, through listening to troubled clients’ tapes, begins a journey to find the answers of what happened to a series of connected victims.
“Traverse a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape—your own mind.”
As Desmond listens to these tapes, he begins to piece together the overall story. Each tape tells a story of a different patient, and in between exploring said tapes, Desmond returns back to the main hub, where the player meets Tonia – a beautiful cat, and yes, you can pet the cat. Ido explains that was a priority when creating this game, and honestly, I love it.
Throughout the presentation, I got to see glimpses of some of the tapes players will be exploring. No spoilers here, but I can absolute vouch for the creators here – Ido said when developing this game, they wanted to make it a “fun horror game.” While yes, it most certainly plays as a psychological horror, there are definitely elements to add a unique twist. Each tape Desmond explores utilizes a variety of weapons, specific to the main mechanic in that chapter, which changes the strategy the player may have to take.
The music. Wow. The soundtrack for In Sound Mind is entirely produced by The Living Tombstone, an internet icon with 4.6 million subscribers on YouTube at the time of writing. The eerie soundtrack has a distinctive song for each story within the game, adding The Living Tombstone’s unparalleled touch throughout the entirety of the game.
In Sound Mind is set to launch sometime in 2021, but no exact date has been given yet. Once more information comes out, HorrorBuzz will definitely be updating!
Once available, it’ll be accessible on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5.