Navigate this robot's intricately designed home, immerse yourself in a calming Lo-Fi soundtrack, and interact with a rich selection of literature for relaxation and focused study in this interactive exploration experience.
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May 29, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Philosopher's Lab is a unique, narrative-driven productivity game that aims to revolutionize the way people study and work. By releasing the game in Early Access, we want to involve our community in the development process, gather valuable feedback, and ensure that we create an experience that truly resonates with our players. Early Access allows us to build a strong relationship with our audience and iterate on the game based on their input, ultimately leading to a better final product”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate The Philosopher's Lab being in Early Access for approximately 6-12 months. During this time, we will be actively working on implementing new features, refining the gameplay, and expanding the content based on community feedback. However, we want to ensure that we deliver a polished and complete experience, so the exact duration may vary depending on the scope of the updates and the feedback we receive.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of The Philosopher's Lab will provide players with a solid foundation of the core gameplay mechanics, including exploration, study sessions, and basic AI-powered productivity tools. As we progress through Early Access, we plan to expand upon this foundation by adding new environments to explore, additional rare texts to discover, more diverse study aids and soundtracks, and enhanced AI features for personalized productivity support. We also aim to deepen the narrative elements, fleshing out the robot's journey and introducing new characters and story arcs. Ultimately, the full version will offer a richer, more immersive, and feature-complete experience compared to the Early Access version”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of The Philosopher's Lab offers a playable and stable experience that showcases the core gameplay loop. Players can explore the initial environment, engage in study sessions with lo-fi beats, and utilize basic AI productivity tools such as timers and goal tracking. While not all planned features and content are present, the Early Access version provides a solid foundation that demonstrates the game's potential and unique blend of productivity and storytelling. We believe that the current state is engaging and valuable for players who wish to join us early in the development process and help shape the future of the game”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to maintain a consistent price for The Philosopher's Lab throughout Early Access and upon the full release. We believe in providing a fair and transparent pricing model for our players, and we want to reward early adopters who support us during the development process. By purchasing the game during Early Access, players will receive all future updates and the full version at no additional cost”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community involvement is at the heart of our development process for The Philosopher's Lab. We plan to actively engage with our players through various channels, including Steam forums, social media, and our official website. We will regularly seek feedback on gameplay mechanics, new features, and content updates, and we will incorporate this feedback into our development roadmap. We also plan to host regular Q&A sessions, dev blogs, and livestreams to keep our community informed about the progress and gather input on key decisions. Additionally, we will run beta testing programs to ensure that new features are well-received and balanced before implementing them into the main game. Our goal is to foster a collaborative and transparent relationship with our community, making them an integral part of The Philosopher's Lab's journey.”
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About This Game

Game Overview:

Explore the essence of what it means to be human in The Philosopher's Lab. This immersive role-playing game invites you to guide a curious robot, initially part of a unified AI network, on its journey towards self-awareness and individuality. Set in a technologically advanced future where artificial intelligence governs much of life, you will help this robot transcend its programmed collective consciousness.

In The Philosopher's Lab, you step into an environment filled with human history's greatest achievements in philosophy, art, literature, and science. As you and the robot delve into these rich resources, you'll discover the keys to identity, consciousness, and purpose.

The game combines elements of exploration and learning within a calming, interactive setting, enhanced by a soothing lofi soundtrack. It’s designed to provide an engaging, thoughtful experience that also promotes personal reflection and intellectual growth.


Exploration and Discovery: Navigate through a richly detailed world representing the robot’s lab, designed with intricate environments each echoing a different aspect of human culture and intellectual achievement. Each room offers new insights and interactive experiences that gradually help the robot forge its own identity.

Reading and Learning: Engage with an extensive collection of texts ranging from classic philosophical works to modern literature. These readings are not just for the robot’s learning, but also allow you to delve deeper into topics of interest, enhancing your knowledge and appreciation of human culture.

Lofi Beats Study Mode: Enter a special mode where you can study, read, or work while accompanied by calming lofi music. This mode is perfect for players looking to enjoy a relaxed, productive atmosphere. The robot also participates, simulating a shared experience of striving for enlightenment and personal growth.

System Requirements

    • OS: 10
    • Processor: i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

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