The Steam Next Fest February 2023 Edition demo for cafe-themed reverse tower defense RPG Affogato will launch via Steam on January 26, publisher Spiral Up Games and developer Befun Studio announced. A new trailer was also released exclusively to Gematsu.
Here is an overview of the game, via Spiral Up Games:
Affogato is a RPG revolving around a sorceress juggling with the running of her new café, managing her debts, meeting customers from all walks of life and ultimately helping them overcome their greatest fears and secrets by burrowing deep into their minds. Enjoy a story rich RPG featuring an innovative “reverse tower defense” mechanic and beautiful anime graphics.
- Challenge Innovative Reverse Tower Defense Levels – Make critical decisions to help your customers defeat their inner demons by entering their minds and leading them to safety through challenging card-based reverse tower defense levels. Choose your routes and cards wisely or lose your customers forever!
- Forge Special Friendships by Helping Your Customers – Get to know customers from all walks of life. Lend them a listening ear, hear their stories, step into their minds and help them resolve their troubles. Forge special bonds with those you feel an affinity toward and become the approachable sorceress you’ve always aspired to be.
- Manage Your Time Wisely – Plan each day with care and manage your time wisely. Will you focus on bringing in moolah for your café, honing your skills as a barista, learning stronger spells or bridging closer bonds with your customers? Remember that the clock is ticking and that every decision you make costs time in Affogato!
- Become a Professional Coffee Barista – Making a good cup of coffee is the cornerstone of being a barista. To be a truly great barista, however, you need to understand your customers and figure out which brews are perfect for them. Affogato features realistic coffeemaking simulation. Master the art of making great coffee and you can unlock hidden conversations and storylines!
Watch the trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.