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 […]

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 […]