A downloadable game for Windows

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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.

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.

Devolver Digital
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorsDevolver Digital, Deconstructeam
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsAdult, Casual, Cyberpunk, Female Protagonist, LGBT, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Romance, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
LinksSteam, Homepage, Steam, Twitter


Buy Now$12.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Essays-on-Empathy.zip 3.2 GB


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shit i remeber 11.45 vivid life as one of the first games i found when i started getting into indie art games. i've been so into them since the last AAA game a played was the RE2 remake


These are some of THE BEST games I have ever played on itch.io and I'm not exaggerating. They left such a large mark on me when I played them one by one. The storytelling's miraculous, the graphics are lovely, the way the story and message is portrayed with such subtle emotion, it really tugged all the right heart strings for me. Recommend this immensely!


Uuh! Instant buy :) Unfortunately I'm having troubles installing it using the itch.io desktop app. Here's the error I receive:


Missed a check box. Please try it now!

Works now, thank you :)


Too bad it's Windows only, but I do love your creative work. Especially Red Strings Club. So in hopes that maybe a Mac Version might come out in the future I'm definitely buying the collection! Keep up the good work :)