You hear the internal thought stream of your character, which responds to actions you take in the real word, like who you choose to call or where you choose to go. These decisions are driven by the player’s empathy, and every action in turn deepens their investment in their character’s story.
Empath uses mobile GPS and Unity. The interactive game structure is a trigger based game engine that determines which piece of content the player receives. This is conditional on the actions they have taken up to that point.
Technological interactions are of a light touch and use common smartphone functions ensuring little distraction from the embodied experience. Interactions are integrated temporally and contextually with the story script, protagonist and player seemingly acting as one whilst the story progresses fluidly.