Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Deconstructeam have announced Essays on Empathy, a “curated compilation of Deconstructeam’s most engaging efforts in seeking new narrative experiences in games.” It will launch for PC via Steam on May 18.
Here is an overview of the game, via Devolver Digital:
Essays on Empathy collects 10 unique, offbeat tales including De Tres al Cuarto, a brand new short experience exclusive to the compilation about a couple of two-bit comedians trying to make it big. Inhabit the lives of a diverse cast of characters from all walks of life in bite-sized, innovative, interactive stories; from a hitman working at a flower shop, to a schoolgirl who is convinced her skeleton isn’t hers.
- 10 Short Games About Life – Step into the shoes of a richly imagined cast of characters over five hours of vivid and varied gameplay.
- Premium Collector’s Bonus Content – Soak up Deconstructeam’s acclaimed artistry through sketches, design insights, and a new mini documentary created specially for this collection.
- Sounds Of Sympathy – Features more than two hours of original music by Paula Ruiz, aka fingerspit.
In a press release, Devolver Digital CMO Fork Parker growled, “It’s not the sort of role play I’m a connoisseur of. But 10-for-1 is a good deal no matter what your kinks are.”
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.