Let’s not forget that the Nintendo Switch is region-free. Meaning, you can pop in a Japanese disc into your Switch, and even select the language you want as mentioned above! Sounds like the physical Switch version will be accessible to all!
Coffee Talk is a narrative game currently in development and production by Toge Productions. You may know Toge for games like She and the Light Bearer or Magicat.
Although seemingly dark, we find Coffee Talk to be a warm and relaxing story of everyday problems through the lens of magic.
About Coffee Talk
Set in an alternate version of Seattle, Washington, you will be a barista serving fantastical patrons. As rain fills the night outside, you’ll get a glimpse into the lives of orcs, elves, mermaids, and more. You will participate in dialogue with customers while also trying to perfect whatever drink they order.
Unlike other narrative-based games, the storylines and decisions will branch not from your dialogue options but from “how you treat and serve the customers of your café.”
A dark and earthy color scheme meets with a ‘90s anime-inspired art style that is both beautiful and calming. On top of that, the music is a jazzy assortment of lo-fi. Toge calls the game “an experience to make you think, feel, and help rest your body and soul.”
Fantasy Characters: Although the problems are familiar, the characters are anything but. Meet mermaids, orcs, elves, and other yet-to-be-disclosed fantasy races.
Unique Outcomes: The way you treat characters while serving them will change the decisions they make.
Chill Aesthetics: Along with the look of the game, you will have a selection of chillhop music to help set the scene.
Here’s the teaser trailer
Coffee Talk is slated for a PC and Mac release “sometime after midnight” this year. A playable demo is available on Steam, itch.io, or directly from Toge Productions’ website. You can follow updates for the game on Twitter.
She and the Light Bearer is a point-and-click adventure developed by Mojiken Studios and produced by Toge Productions. Drawing inspiration from fairytales, poems, and music, this game looks and feels like a piece of art. We can’t help but feel calm just looking at the visuals!
About She and the Light Bearer:
In She and the Light Bearer, you play as Little Firefly. Little Firefly is journeying deep inside the heart of an unfamiliar forest in search of Mother. To do so, Little Firefly needs to gain the trust of the forest.
You will be solving puzzles, unraveling riddles, and working through other, similar challenges. You’ll learn about the sacrifice of the forest, and about the Devourers.
The visuals are hand-drawn and animated. This gives the game a unique, and breath-taking, look. The cast of characters includes angry mushrooms, teasing orchids, and great, wise trees. Tying it all together is an acoustic soundtrack that’s relaxing and gorgeous. In fact, the developer refers to the game as also being a music album.