Today, Sweden-based developer Pixel Night and Netherlands-based publisher Iceberg Interactive announced that their story-driven adventure game Empathy: Path of Whispers is set to launch on PC and Mac via Steam on May 16th. A release date for the Xbox One and PS4 versions has not been divulged, nor has a price-point.
First time hearing about Empathy: Path of Whispers? No problem: here’s an overview via Iceberg Interactive:
Blinking against the light, you step into a world that seems broken apart, almost dead… Yet there is a pulse, beating faintly in the back of your mind. What has happened in this place, where the people are gone and their memories echo in the silence? Where emotions appear as physical things, hanging in the air, just waiting for someone to reach out…
Empathy: Path of Whispers is an atmospheric and surreal adventure game where you explore a seemingly abandoned world through the emotions and memories of the people who once inhabited it, trying to restore the world’s lost balance as your journey through its past. With a strong focus on storytelling and exploration, players will find themselves in a strange world created from people’s emotions and memories, which can be manipulated and explored. Those lost memories are the key to rebuilding the crumbling world back to its former state, discovering its mysterious past and halting an impending apocalypse. Through its innovative narrative mechanics the game will challenge the player to explore and gain an understanding of the weird world they are traveling through.
Discover and explore other people's’ memories in order to change the world around you, solve puzzles and access new areas.
Traverse a strange world and uncover what triggered the silent apocalypse.
Follow a narrative as it develops, interwoven with your exploration.
Experience the story through multiple first person perspectives and use your wits to piece the events together.
Anton Pustovoyt, lead developer at Pixel Night accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“We can’t wait for players to experience the intriguing world of Empathy, which we’ve been crafting for the past few years. It’s an accomplishment we’re extremely proud of, and we hope players enjoy the unique experience they’re about to embark on.”
A new trailer also released today offering a glimpse into “the surreal and atmospheric world” that awaits players: you can check it out below.