|Digital Release:||PlayStation 4
January 31, 2019 (AU, EU, JP)
Steam, Xbox One
November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 (EU, JP, US)
|No later than February 2, 2019 - PlayStation 4
November 14, 2019 - PlayStation 4
|Links:||PlayStation.com page (JP)
Nintendo Canada page[Archive]
Fractured Minds was published by accident on PlayStation 4 between January 30th and January 31st, 2019 in Europe and Japan. It was delisted from each territory within a few days of release. PSNProfiles member, BlakkVulture2K16, had published a video walkthrough for the game on January 31st and was then contacted by the publisher about the unintended release. BlakkVulture2K16 explained in a follow-up to their initial post:
“Hi all! To clear your confusion up, the game wasn’t supposed to be released yesterday but somehow it was, and therefore has been removed from PSN until the official release date (unknown at this time but I will keep an eye out for it) – The publisher requested for my video to be removed from YouTube for this reason, which I did. Apologises for the inconvenience but I hope this clears things up for everyone and hopefully the official release will be soon and runs more smoothly. I will reupload my walkthrough when the game is due to release.”
Fractured Minds was scheduled for release on February 26th, 2019 for Nintendo Switch according to Nintendo.com pages that have since been removed [Google Archive]. The game ultimately returned to sale on PlayStation 4 and debuted on the Switch, Xbox One, and Steam on November 14th, 2019.
About the Game
“Fractured Minds is an immersive artistic short game, exploring anxiety and mental health issues.
Winner of a 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers Award, Fractured Minds is a game created by 17-year-old Emily Mitchell, with the hope of aiding understanding and awareness of mental illness.
Embark on a journey through the human psyche and experience six atmospheric and thought-provoking chapters, each symbolising a different aspect or challenge associated with mental health issues from isolation to anxiety, with everyday situations being distorted beyond recognition.
Raw, emotive and earnest, Fractured Minds demonstrates that video games are capable of communicating vital messages in imaginative ways. It is a game that seeks to encourage empathy and champion support for the millions living with mental health issues.
Fractured Minds is proud to support Safe in our World, a gaming industry initiative striving for mental health awareness.“
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