Emporium Out Now on itch.io; Launches on Steam Greenlight
Emporium is a short interactive vignette from developer Tom Kitchen, a game designer who also works for UK-based developer Blind Sky Studios, the team behind Mandagon and who is currently working on a new project called Adam. Back on April 21st the game released onto storefront itchio.io for $1.99 USD. Now the game has launched on Steam Greenlight, which for those that don’t know is a system that enlists the community’s help in picking some of the new games to be released on Steam and also helps developers get some spotlight for their game.
As you would expect from a humble price-point of $1.99 USD, Emporium is a quick game that lasts roughly 30-45 minutes, aka like 6-9 Rocket League matches. It is said to have a minimal approach to gameplay, and rather focuses on visuals and audio “to build a visceral experience with sporadic dialogue choices leading the narrative.”
Further, the game explore “notions of escapism, loss and a fragmented sense of self in the wake of a personal tragedy.” Personally, I thought the game was quite neat, and for $1.99 USD and 45 minutes of your time, you really don’t have much to lose by trying it out.
Emporium is available only on PC. Below, you can check out its newest trailer and a batch of screenshots: