Have you ever wanted to be a barista locked in an endless cycle of serving crummy coffee to half-dead monsters? And no, this isn’t a job offer at Starbucks, it’s the pitch for Necrobarista. Yes, just like the title implies, this is a game about serving coffee and a kind smile to the recently deceased. A new gameplay trailer for the game about a magical cafe filled with the undead has just been released by the developers Route 59, working in partnership with Microsoft.
The game is a visual novel that tells the story of a barista who seems to be trapped in a magical coffee house, one that keeps filling with the undead. And it turns out that zombies need a caffeine fix just like the rest of us. So as you progress through the cinematic game’s story, you can explore the coffee shop and interact with patrons to uncover details about different elements of the game. I’d expect that exploration to be a big part of uncovering plot elements and character relationships, along with the typical branching paths of a visual novel game.
The actual story is that the recently deceased have been transported to this place to allow them one last night among the living, so expect plenty of somber and sorrowful dead folks as you slowly uncover their stories. And the cell-shading art lends a certain creepily subdued element to the game that I quite enjoy the look of.
The developers also announced that a demo is incoming on Steam prior to the launch of the full game. No confirmation on the content of
Necrobarista is a visual novel video game in development by Route 59 for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, and is planned to be released later in 2018. Check out the latest trailer for the game down below. Go to the official site to learn more, or you can pick it up on Steam.