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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Sothasil
Sothasil Jul 17 2013, 6:42am says:

Looks wonderful! Exactly Kind of games I love. Best of luck ^^

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Cronnix
Cronnix Apr 18 2013, 10:03am says:

Just a small update, we are still alive and working on new art style :)

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DeadGioGee
DeadGioGee Dec 1 2012, 11:26am says:

Looks good =) What platform will be choosen for realising? However, I wish you good luck with this game. Tracked

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Cronnix
Cronnix Dec 1 2012, 2:28pm replied:

Thanks! UDK supports Mac and Windows, which are the primary platforms we are going to target at first :)

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Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames Oct 15 2012, 12:27am says:

ah nice guys shared this already, hope you get more attention soon =D

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iQew
iQew Oct 8 2012, 8:31am says:

Hey there, great looking game! Who's responsible for the beautiful concept art?

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Cronnix
Cronnix Oct 8 2012, 11:24am replied:

Thank you! Its by Massimo Porcella, you can find his info on our official page :)

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b5cully
b5cully Oct 3 2012, 6:59pm says:

oh I love point and click games and this one surely looks awesome. I think you should stick to point&click. You can get the best out of the very professional looking concept art if you do (use the resources you have in the most effective way!). I fear that turning this into a 3D environment might spoil its atmosphere or take way too long to create. Just a thought...

Tracking this game.

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Cronnix
Cronnix Oct 4 2012, 1:19am replied:

Thank you for your support, and I agree. We do have some features planned tho to spice it up :)

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Danarogon
Danarogon Oct 1 2012, 3:45pm says:

looks visually intriguing my kind people! looking forward for more concept artwork and in-game shots when they are acceptably good enough to be shown to the public!

expect my "watch" and my support!

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