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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.

Purchase

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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"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."


I know what motivates adding that to the game description.

However, let's be frank: a challenge, and chances of winning and losing, are always there.

It's just that the player himself has, in an introverted fashion, to define/become aware of them on his own.

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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