Independent developer Carlos Coronado's new trailer for the first-person puzzle game, Mind: Path To Thalamus, begins with a question: How many times will I kill her?
Over the next two and half minutes, the trailer offers viewers a montage of fantastical environments that players will change from day to night, misty to rainy, winter to fall and more. Solve the game's puzzles and "unriddle your mind," the trailer says.
Mind: Path To Thalamus, whose title appears to refer to the part of the brain that regulates consciousness, is live on Steam Greenlight, where you can vote for its release on Valve's digital distribution service.
"Wrapped in a mind-bending tale," the game's Steam Greenlight description reads, "the gameplay of Mind focuses on changing the very weather in order to solve puzzles: the player will cycle between day and night, modify the levels of fog and rain and even travel in time between seasons, changing the environment to advance the gameplay-driven story — indeed, the mechanics are directly related to who the protagonist is, what has happened to him and everything he is doing: a man trapped in his own mind, he must use all the tools at his disposition to escape to reality.
"Accompanied by the snarky yet heartfelt narration of this comatose patient, the player will guide him through fantastical forests, dark caverns and deceptive worlds of water and ice that directly relate to his emotional state at each point in his journey."
Press play above to see the landscapes of Mind: Path to Thalamus in motion. You can also see them in still form in the gallery below. Coronado expects to release the game for Mac and Windows PC in Q3 2014.