“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.
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Mostly Positive (65) - 75% of the 65 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2017

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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

About This Game

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.

Key Features:
  • Short, impactful interactive story that combines the motifs of German philosophy with a theme of modern relationship
  • 15-minute walkthrough accompanied by inspired voice acting
  • Emotional journey made relatable through casual interactions, dialogue choices and environmental changes
  • Original musical score created by Elena Alekseeva

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.1Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM or higher
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Display resolution above or equal 1280x720
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS 10.12
    • Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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