Essays on Empathy

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Essays on Empathy is a curated compilation of Deconstructeam's best efforts in seeking new narrative experiences in games. 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.
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About Essays on Empathy

About this game

Essays on Empathy is a curated compilation of Deconstructeam's best efforts in seeking new narrative experiences in games.

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.

Explore 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.

  • Ten Short Games About Life: Step into the shoes of a richly imagined cast of characters over 5 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 2 hours of original music by Paula Ruiz, aka fingerspit.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 18, 2021
Developer:
Deconstructeam
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Supported Languages:
English
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D 915 (2800 MHz), AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2600 MHz) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM

Critic Reviews

80

Noisy Pixel

75 / 100
"Essays on Empathy is a glance at Deconstructeam’s history. The games are clever and enjoyable, showing the team’s auteur tone as they explore different gameplay styles. People...

Shindig

100 / 100
"De Tres al Cuarto is just the right note to close Essays on Empathy with, because it so perfectly encapsulates everything that the collection aims to achieve. This is so much...

GameSpew

70 / 100
"Essays on Empathy is an intriguing collection. It’s a shame that a few finishing touches weren’t applied to give the overall package the polish it deserves, but there’s no...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Essays on Empathy is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D 915 (2800 MHz), AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2600 MHz) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
64% of critics on Metacritic recommend Essays on Empathy. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
Essays on Empathy was released on May 18, 2021
Essays on Empathy is published by Devolver Digital
Essays on Empathy was developed by Deconstructeam
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Yes, Fanatical users tagged Essays on Empathy as Casual
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