A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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"It's a really fascinating way to think about Kant's philosophy"
The Guardian

"Thing-in-Itself brings Kant's philosophical expression to videogames"
Kill Screen

"It has a deeply emotional narrative that will resonate with the player after 15 minutes is up and the game ends" Art as Games

Ted and Molly are together. Ted feels a connection to Molly wherever he looks.

But, how do they both really see the relationship? See each other?

"Thing-in-Itself" is an interactive short story about the struggles of understanding another human being. Using Immanuel Kant's concept as a framework, it leads the player through stages of a relationship, exploring how perceptions may clash and surroundings can alter.

With an average walkthrough time of 15 minutes, "Thing-in-Itself" is not a game in a traditional sense – it doesn't have win or lose conditions and doesn't present challenge to the player.

With this project, Party for Introverts attempts to establish a connection between the mediums of game and short story, reworking the possibilities when narrative and interactivity merge.

More information

Published 288 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date 288 days ago
AuthorParty for Introverts
TagsAbstract, artgame, Atmospheric, Casual, Experimental, First-Person, Music, Romance, Short, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Facebook


Buy Now$2.49 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.49 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Thing-in-Itself 1.7.4.zip 123 MB
Thing-in-Itself 1.7.4.app.zip 106 MB


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I really enjoyed the game. I remember studying Kant in my philosophy class so it was interesting to see his concept put into a game like this. The game is short, and I wish there had been more to it, however I feel it demonstrated Kant's ideas effectively and accomplished what it set out to do.

I did a gameplay video for the game on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/V9kqS-8gnG4