March 8, 2017 – London, UK– Party for Introverts is pleased to announce that its premiere, digital game title, “Thing-in-Itself,” previously only released for PC, will be available to purchase for Mac beginning March 13th on Steam and itch.io.
- 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. Instead, it focuses on guiding the player through Ted’s emotional journey, making it relatable through casual interactions and dialogue choices.
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. As co-founder Arseniy Klishin notes, “We always wanted to create a short impactful game that can make the player think and feel, above everything else. With “Thing-in-Itself” we aimed to achieve this effect by combining the motifs of German philosophy with a theme of modern relationship.”
Purchase “Thing-in-Itself” on Steam here: store.steampowered.com/app/569340
ABOUT PARTY FOR INTROVERTS
Party for Introverts is a two-person team from the United States and Russia with backgrounds in professional video game development, literature, and theatre. Founded in 2016, the studio reaches out to collaborate with others within these industries. Combining our skills and cultural heritage, we aim to make nontraditional games that focus on story, emotion, and connectivity. Visit them online at www.partyforintroverts.com