Eurogamer Lists Necrobarista as an Indie Game You Need on Your Wishlist

Route 59 Games‘ Necrobarista is one of the indie games that Eurogamer’s Johnny Chiodini says you need to have on your wishlist. He describes his experience at PAX West 2018 with the cinematic cel-shaded visual novel that takes place in a supernatural coffee house in magical modern-day Melbourne: As you have conversations in game, you’re able to select […]

PC Gamer: Serve coffee, meet ghosts, and play with knives in Necrobarista

PC Gamer‘s Jody Macgregor went hands-on with Necrobarista, the 3D visual novel from Melbourne-based indie developer Route 59 Games, at PAX Australia 2017. Describing it as “the very Australian creation of an Australian indie studio,” Macgregor looked to discover how Route 59 has delicately weaved the very culture of the studio members’ real-life environment into the […]

US Gamer Interviews Necrobarista Developers

Speaking with Caty McCarthy of US Gamer about Necrobarista, the visual novel that dominated headlines earlier this year, Kevin Chen, lead designer at Route 59 Games and art director for the title, spoke about the team’s inspirations and drive, and why you should be following the game. “[Since] the 1990s, visual novels have kind of remained the […]

Geek & Sundry Names Necrobarista One of Their Top 5 Favorite Indies at PAX West 2017

Geek & Sundry dropped by Route 59 Games’ booth at PAX West 2017 and left calling Necrobarista one of their 5 favorite indie games at the show. Drawing comparisons to Atlus’ beloved Persona series, Geek & Sundry’s Kelly Knox said “Necrobarista oozes atmosphere.” “The cel-shaded anime art style is gloomy and mysterious, immediately giving the story a magical, […]

Paste Magazine Includes Necrobarista in 10 Best Games of PAX West

Paste Magazine went hands-on with Route 59 Games’ Necrobarista at PAX West 2017, calling it “a visual novel unlike any [they’ve] seen,” and naming it one of the 10 best games at the show. “Combining traditional narrative game formats with a fully 3D gameworld and player agency turns Necrobarista into a slick, noir magical adventure,” […]