Mind Mysteries is loosely based on real crime case files, and addresses the neuroscience of eyewitness testimony.
Imagine being caged - forever - having contact only with people who would just as soon knife you as say hello. Imagine that fear ... for the rest of your days ... just because someone was certain they saw you somewhere that you'd never even been.
Now imagine yourself saving another human being from that doomed existence.
That's one gripping perspective of the seven dramatic stories found in Mind Mysteries - a Curious Game. Feel the desperation of the wrongly accused, the despair of the crime victims and the determination of both the prosecuting and defense attorneys. Identify with the victories of freeing the wrongly accused and bringing the real criminals to justice.
As you play Mind Mysteries you will learn how the brain works, how the eye deceives and what scientists, attorneys and social workers are doing to change the laws governing eye witness testimony in capital cases. Today most jurors believe that eyewitness testimony is among the most reliable evidence presented in criminal trials. (It's actually among the least reliable.)
This game is multi-layered with neuroscience experiments, passionate back stories and detailed analysis of social and legal issues.
The characters are based on real-life people: the wrongly accused, the eye-witnesses stepping up for justice, and the horrendously damaged victims of crime. All of these people are heroes with real life struggles and extraordinary circumstances to overcome. You'll want to get to know them, to learn their stories. We want to share that with you.
What the money is for. With your help we can bring on one more part time programmer to help finish coding and integrating the game; one new part time graphics contractor to modify and integrate the final game art; and one fiction writer to edit the dramatic stories in the game. All the money raised will go to producing rewards and completing the game. If more than $3,500 is raised we will begin work on Level/Module 2.
The game art is drawn by hand and using various 2D and 3D art programs. Game engines are Adobe Director and Garage Games' Torque for Mac and Windows. After the initial Mac/Win game release we intend to release the game to iMac, WII and xBox.
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