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Affogato is Coming to PC in 2023

Real-time card battling RPG out next year.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

TRAILERSTEAM


Real-time Tactical Card Battler RPG meets Coffee Shop

Management in a Supernatural Anime Universe


Manage your debt and serve the clients of your coffee shop. Listen to the enchanting stories of your customers and use your arcane talents to get into their minds and uncover their deepest secrets

 
Shanghai, China. 21st of July, 2022 - Independent game publisher Spiral Up Games is proud to announce its partnership with indie developer Befun Studio to publish their debut title, the coffee shop management and card battler RPG Affogato (trailer, Steam page), that is scheduled to launch in 2023, a demo of the game will be available on Steam from the 29th of July. 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!

 
GAME FEATURES
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.



ABOUT BEFUN STUDIO
 
Befun Studio is a small studio based in Shanghai that has only one goal: to make the most fun action card games (ACG) we can! The company was founded in 2019 by a group of ACG-obsessed weebettes. Uh, we mean, ACG-obsessed weebs with a love for anime girls. Affogato, a reverse tower-defense JRPG, is our first work and is set to release in 2023! We honestly can't wait for you to experience the wondrous world of Affogato! We're committed to bringing joy with our games!



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