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The world is coming to an end. The cities are crumbling, the fields lie barren, life already gone. In the dark, a fleeting spirit reaches out to a child. Setting out into a world of remnants, they travel together, to save what can be saved, and to understand. Empathy is an adventure game with emphasis on story telling and exploration. A game about emotions, good intentions and desperate measures, where you embark on a journey through a dying world to discover its story and wonders. Together, the Spirit and the Child travel along the Road, a road between existences, filled with memories and echos of the past. Behind them, the crumbling world, in front, a glimpse of hope. Where will their journey take them?

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5 comments by Cronnix on Sep 29th, 2014

Over a year since last update. Damn. Well, we finally have something new to show to you guys! During this time we've been busy and a lot of things have happened, among the other:

  • We've moved to Unreal Engine 4.  It gives us new tools necessary for our vision and improved shaders to play around with, as well as access to source code.
     
  • We've re-designed the game from point and click to first person view. This is a huge change, and may surprise some of our followers, but we felt that the point and click approach was too limiting for us and we wanted to further explore our emotional mechanic with freedom of movement. After a lot of playtesting, we felt it was the right decision and are happy with the change, we hope you will be too! 
     
  • We've introduced several new elements to our emotional switching mechanic, to further improve story telling and puzzles, which we'll showcase in the video below.

So without further delay, check out the video below (watch it in a new window for better quality) and let us know your thoughts! I'll try writing a more in-depth analysis of our new mechanics in a later post. 

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ID0
ID0 Mar 9 2014, 6:14pm says:

Hey, I don't want this project die!

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Cronnix
Cronnix Sep 29 2014, 5:47pm replied:

We're back, news should be up shortly ;)

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Cronnix
Cronnix Mar 30 2014, 9:12am replied:

We are working on a new direction that we're going to announce in May if everything goes well :)

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CommandoTotalGamer
CommandoTotalGamer Oct 27 2013, 6:27am says:

Any Updates?

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Cronnix
Cronnix Feb 5 2014, 1:09pm replied:

Hey there, sorry for the ridiculously late reply! We're currently undergoing a remake in the gameplay and will post an update on the game in the upcoming months, it's pretty cool albeit bit different :)

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CommandoTotalGamer
CommandoTotalGamer Feb 7 2014, 3:51pm replied:

Nice to hear that. I am looking forward to the new gameplay :)

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Cronnix
Cronnix Sep 29 2014, 5:47pm replied:

We're back, news should be up shortly ;)

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Irenaart
Irenaart Jul 20 2013, 1:26pm says:

Actually, the previous scene is very impressive. Strong red and green give cool artistic experience. However, the graphic impression is excellent. Good work guys!;)

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ramagon
ramagon Jul 17 2013, 4:46pm says:

Great looking game there. Good luck. :)

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Alverspin
Alverspin Jul 17 2013, 10:41am says:

Nice work, the new visual style is really amazing.

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