A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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The CORE, a private research station, 2352. A celebrity scientist awakens to this fallen utopia and must search for his loved ones - with the help of L, a mysterious companion.

The Mind's Eclipse is a science-fiction visual novel featuring hand-drawn scenes in black and white, and emotional narrative-driven gameplay. Players will uncover the mystery of the Eclipse and its side-narratives by exploring, searching through logs and journals, and piecing together what happened to the CORE whilst searching for Jonathan's family.

The Game

  • An interactive fiction in stark black and white, with morally gray characters
  • With the help of a mysterious companion, explore a fallen utopia in search for your loved ones and uncover the mystery of the Eclipse
  • Piece together what led to the CORE's fall from journals and chat logs
  • No dating? No Problem. Every environment is interactive, pulling the player into a science fiction world worth exploring
  • Beware COSy

Explore a fallen utopia. Find your loved ones. Beware COSy.

Playable Demo:

We've prepared a playable demo for our fans. The demo should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is available on PC, Mac, and Linux! See below for download links and instructions!

Art Book:

We are also releasing an art book! You can grab it along with 15 high res images when you grab the game. You can also find the art book separately here: https://themindseclipse.itch.io/tme-artbook

Please consider purchasing the art book to help us fund future projects! 

Social Media:

Twitter -> https://twitter.com/themindseclipse

Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/themindseclipse/

Dev Log -> http://www.themindseclipse.com/minds-eclipse-blog/

Press Coverage:

"The Mind's Eclipse is basically a System Shock game reimagined as a visual novel" -PC Gamer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

The_Minds_Eclipse_Demo-win.zip 294 MB
The_Minds_Eclipse_Demo-mac.zip 294 MB
The_Minds_Eclipse_Demo-linux.tar.bz2 282 MB
The_Minds_Eclipse-linux.tar.bz2 917 MB
The_Minds_Eclipse-mac.zip 948 MB
The_Minds_Eclipse-pc.zip 961 MB
Bonus Art Book and Wallpaper Pack 87 MB

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amazing game, full of psychological horror and philosophical themes

Great game! 

The sketchy, black and white art was really effective at conveying the tone of the story. Piecing together the story with each reveal was interesting. It was pretty sad to read everyone's emails and then see their memories in COSy, realizing that they're all dead. I gotta replay it sometime to see the other choices and go through everything again with context. The "(no correlation)" line in the credits made me laugh. 

How many endings are there?

brooo whyd u spoil it :'(((

We just discussed your game on our podcast! Come check us out!

Episode 37: Visual Novels (Sci-Fi Edition!)


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We sat down and talked with the director of the Mind's Eclipse, Donald Campbell. Check it out here:


Great game with superb mysterious twisted plot and unique atmosphere. Music is also very good.

I have mixed feelings about graphics. They are really stylish, but inconsistent. Some of drawings are great, but others are mediocre. I think  graphics are not so important. 

To sum up, the game is one of a kind, providing a lot of deep thoughts.

I highly recommend it to all those who like hard science fiction mixed with emotional family plots and issues related to human nature and the desire to unite with the family, remembering the positive relations between them.

Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a review! So glad you enjoyed it!

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Hello! I downloaded the latest Mac build of the game, but it seems like the app needs to be resigned. Let me know if you need more details to repro this error. 


Thank you for letting me know. I found a quick workaround if you are comfortable with it. You can just remove the warning flag in terminal and it'll let you play the game just fine.

Alt (option) + rightclick on the .app and copy path name and then in the terminal:

xattr -cr /Users/dcmacbookpro/Downloads/The_Minds_Eclipse-mac/TheMindsEclipse.app

Just replace "/Users/dcmacbookpro/Downloads/The_Minds_Eclipse-mac/TheMindsEclipse.app" with your own pathname!

For reference:


I'll get around to resigning this, I just need to pull up the old source files and re-download xcode *sigh*

Thanks for your quick reply! And no worries, I can play the other builds of the game. :-)


I downloaded your game but it says it's only the demo? Where can I get the full game?


Hi! Thanks for reaching out.

There's two versions for download. Look for the one that is over 900mb, that's the full game.

The one that is 200-300mb that has demo in the title is probably the one you downloaded.

Let me know if its still not working and I'll dig in further!


Thanks! Just got it downloaded and I'm gonna start playing in a few minutes here. Btw, I just wanna add that the art is what drew me to this game. It's amazing! Great style and use of shading. Love the details in the lips as well. 


Thanks so much! I hope you ended up finding the game intriguing and enjoyable. Please do share with your friends!

A beautiful game. The story and the visual style are just great.

Thank you!

I'm trying to get a Steam key for the game. If i buy it here could I get a steam key for it please?


Hi! Unfortunately, The Mind's Eclipse is no longer available on Steam after Aug 1st 2019.

The game will be free to download on Itch.io going forward.

If you finished playing The Mind's Eclipse, please leave a comment here on what you liked/disliked so others will know if it's worth their time!


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Also, we released the mastered soundtrack! It is also available for free!