Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk Lets Players Become A Barista In Alternative Seattle

Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk Lets Players Become A Barista In Alternative Seattle
Credit: Coffee Talk via Steam

There’s a game for almost everyone these days. While some are fast-paced and intense, other games rely on casual conversations and low-fi music.

Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk is an upcoming talking simulator. Set in an alternate version of Seattle, where elves, orcs, and other fantasy characters live amongst humans.

Coffee Talk puts gamers in the shoes of a barista. The barista uses various ingredients to pour each customer a perfect drink in a warm mug. All of the customers that enter the shop are looking for someone to vent their troubles to. It’s up to the player to ease their fears, or else they risk losing a customer and potential friend.

From the official website: “Coffee Talk is a game about listening to people’s problems and help them by serving a warm drink out of the ingredients you have. It is a game that tries to depict our lives as humanly as possible while having a cast that is more than just humans.”

The game’s graphics are reminiscent of 90s anime mixed with the pixel art of adventure games of the same decade. Many of the images seen will remind gamers of all those lo-fi chill-hop channels playing 24/7 tunes on YouTube.

Coffee Talk forces gamers to slow down and listen to each patron. This isn’t a game for those who are impatient and rushing to complete the game.

Each customer has a unique story to tell. The official website gives gamers a preview with a dramatic love story between an elf and a succubus (not to be confused with a similar side quest from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings), an alien who has traveled to Earth and struggling to understand humans, and more.

Though the characters are all fantasy creatures, their struggles mirror experiences those in the real world would understand.

Coffee Talk launches on the Nintendo Switch and Steam on January 29, 2020. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will have to wait one more day for the release on January 30.

A physical version is being released in Japan on Chorus Worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. This version will include a booklet and the soundtrack on two discs. The Japanese version includes support for other languages, such as English, French, German, and more.

A demo of Coffee Talk is currently available on Steam.