EGM Interview: Sukeban Games on Creating a Game During the Crisis in Venezuela

EGM’s David O’Keefe spoke with Fernando Damas from Sukeban Games at PAX West about the studio’s next title, N1RV Ann-A, and the difficulty of developing a game during the crisis in Venezuela. Thanks to the sales of VA-11 Hall-A, Damas was able to uproot and move to a new home in Japan where he enjoys greater stability—but at a […]

VA-11 HALL-A Creators Talk Sex, Cocktails, and the Cyberpunk Aesthetic with The Escapist

The Escapist’s Anthony John Agnello grabbed a seat at the bar to talk about VA-11 HALL-A, the booze em’up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life which has sold more than 300,000 copies on Steam from Ysbryd Games and developer Sukeban Games, with artist/designer Christopher Ortiz and writer/programmer Fernando Damas. In the interview, the creators discussed many things, […]

PC Gamer Brews Update on Necrobarista Release Date

Stop the (french) press! PC Gamer’s Jody MacGregor brewed an update on Necrobarista, the gorgeous cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59. Necrobarista wakes up Steam for PC on August 8, 2019. MacGregor’s story has hints of praise and strong notes of anticipation: A couple of years ago at PAX Australia I had a chance […]

Rock Paper Shotgun Brews News of Necrobarista Release Date

Rock Paper Shotgun’s Dominic Tarason served readers with the news that Necrobarista, the gorgeous cinematic cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59 Games, hits Steam for PC with a double-shot, no water kick of magic, myth, and necromancy on August 8, 2019. In this modern-day tale, players serve up foamy, caffeinated drinks to the living and dead […]

Destructoid Takes a Sip of N1RV ANN-A at PAX East

Destructoid served up some potent potables in its PAX East preview of N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, the sequel to VA-11 HALL-A – the acclaimed booze ‘em up about waifus, technology and post-dystopia life that’s out now on PS4 and Switch from publisher Ysbryd Games and developer Sukeban Games. Destructoid’s Peter Glagowski runs down some of the options that […]

New Atlas Calls Necrobarista One of the Most Anticipated Games of 2019

New Atlas named Necrobarista, the celshaded visual novel from Route 59 where the living and the dead meet in a magical café, as one of the most anticipated titles of 2019. The only indie game to make the list, Necrobarista got praised for being “undeniably beautiful, with an offbeat vibe of its own.” To read the […]

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 […]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun Reports on Cyberpunk Bartending RPG VA-11 HALL-A’s Sequel, N1RV ANN-A

Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Alice O’Connor reported on Ysbryd Games‘ upcoming release N1RV ANN-A, the sequel to cyberpunk bartending RPG novel VA-11 HALL-A. Praising VA-11 HALL-A‘s original gameplay, where “drinkers respond differently to different drinks, sometimes shaping their moods and stories,” Alice mentioned the new game “will go down in Saint Alicia, where bartender Sam seems to have plenty […]

Bleeding Cool Went Hands On With VA-11 HALL-A at PAX East

Bleeding Cool’s Gavin Sheehan stopped by Ysbryd Games’ booth at PAX East to go hands-on with VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, the booze em’up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life with more than 200,000 copies sold on Steam from Sukeban Games. VA-11 HALL-A is already available on Steam and PS Vita, but Gavin went into the demo unfamiliar […]

PC Gamer Names Necrobarista as One of 2018’s Indie Games They’re Most Excited About

PC Gamer’s Jody Macgregor has listed the site’s most anticipated indie games coming out next year, and Necrobarista, the supernatural 3D cel-shaded visual novel from Route 59 Games, made the cut! A 3D visual novel where you can explore the setting between chapters of story, Necrobarista is set in a cafe based out of an abandoned tram […]