Andromeda Entertainment’s SoundSelf launched on Steam in 2020 as a digital “technodelic” but it’s leaving the storefront on June 17th as the software is now being sold in a standalone psychedelic therapy product. For just over $7000 you get the software, a headset and glasses, and an “ergonomically optimized quad-transducer vibroacoustic bed”. It makes the $20 asking price for the current Steam release feel quite a bit more reasonable and it still promises to “dissolves your mind in a bath of ecstatic sensation”.
We have an important announcement to share with you all. Starting on June 17th, SoundSelf: A Technodelic will no longer be available for purchase on Steam. This decision has been made in order to focus our efforts on the medical and therapeutic aspects of the experience. Over the years, we have been grateful for the support and feedback from our dedicated community of players on Steam. Your input has been invaluable in helping SoundSelf evolve and grow.
For a long time, I have had a knowing in my heart that gaming can be more than entertainment and more than artistic expression; that the unique interactive properties of games make give them a unique power for psychological transformation that is currently barely tapped. These last two years have shown the manifest reality of that intuition. From the marriage of the Games industry with the Medical and Therapeutic industries, a new field has been born called “Digital Therapeutics” (or DTx for shot). It is a young field, but full of brilliant minds using videogames to affect positive psychological healing… not to mention other kinds of healing that are tied to neurology, like gut health.
As we transition to the medical space, we are excited to bring the therapeutic benefits of SoundSelf to a wider audience in need of non-pharmaceutical mental health solutions. You can learn more about that important work at https://www.soundself.com or by watching the video below.Steam Announcement – June 09, 2023
SoundSelf: A Technodelic is designed for VR but is also playable on a standard screen. It’s an odd but interesting one, and maybe worth picking up before it becomes much more expensive to experience. Thanks to Serrated-banner9 for submitting the news on this one, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.