Independent game publisher Spiral Up Games has announced that Befun Studio’s coffee shop management and card battler RPG Affogato now has a demo publicly available on Steam. Affogato is scheduled to launch in 2023 and the developer hopes to keep improving it thanks to the community feedback that players provide after experiencing its demo. In this JRPG the player will take the role of Affogato, a new in town sorceress who is managing a cafe in Arorua.
Players will jump into an anime universe that combines 3D environments with 2D characters and meet all kinds of customers, hear their stories – and travel into their minds to defeat their inner demons by switching to reverse tower defense gameplay style. Experience both the city everyday life and magical world of a pretty maiden with supernatural powers!
Brand New Reversed Tower Defense System with Cards
Reversed tower defense combat awaits once players step into the mind of a wicked customer. It’s a system that combines various card-game mechanics: choose the best cards for each stage, evaluate their cost, the route to take, and how to best use the skill and item cards in real time.
Climb the Career Ladder of Professional Coffee Baristas
Making a good cuppa is the foundation of being a barista. To be a truly great barista, however, you need to weigh up a customer’s words and judge which brew is perfect for them. Bring a smile with every cup you make! Affogato features realistic coffee-making simulation in which you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the workings of various equipment to make your brew. Different flavors and blends will have knock-on effects on the storyline dialogue.
Schedule Your Daily life as a Sorceress
Manage your time wisely. Will you focus on your cafe’s profit? Or on your friendships with each customer? Or maybe you’re more interested in creating the strongest deck you can? Or perhaps all of the above! Every action costs time in Affogato. Once the clock hits 12 PM, the next day will roll around, so you’ll need to plan each day with care.
Build Unique Friendships by Helping Customers
Get to know customers of all varieties, hear their stories, step into their minds and solve what’s troubling them. You can even pursue closer relationships with those you feel attracted to! There are 6 NPCs with whom you can interact, each one with a whopping 10,000 words of unique storylines.