Stylish reverse tower defense RPG Affogato gets free demo


Befun Studio have released a free demo for Affogato, their recently announced reverse tower defense RPG.

In Affogato, you play as the game’s titular sorceress protagonist, who has just moved to a new town to establish a cafe. The game blends life sim mechanics with a unique card-based reverse tower defense system. You will spend your days managing your cafe, preparing drinks for customers, meeting new friends, developing relationships, and expanding your business. Each choice you make takes time, adding an element of schedule management to each day.

Affogato‘s combat system involves helping your customers and new friends by using magic to dive into their subconscious to battle their inner demons. This comes in the form of a reverse tower defense game where you plot your course down a route, playing cards to gain special effects and make attacks.

Here’s a previous for the game:


Here’s a rundown on the game:

Affogato is a RPG focused around a pretty maiden, her leisure-ly life in the city, reversed tower d,fense, and making sure the cafe stays afloat.

As a sorceress who’s just arrived in Arorua, you most manage both your debt and the running of your coffee shop. As a barista, you’ll meet customers of all kinds and hear all the enchanting stories they have to tell. And since you’re a sorceress, you can use your arcane talents to travel right into their minds and uncover their deepest secrets.

Brand New Reversed Tower Defense System with Cards

An all-new battle system – reversed tower defense. And nope, it’s not quite so simple as tower defense reversed!

Reversed tower defense combat awaits once you’ve stepped into the mind of an NPC. It’s a system that combines various card-game mechanics: you’ll need to consider what you’ll play, its cost, what route to take, and how to best use your skill and item cards.

Welcome to Arorua the Night City

A combined art style with unique 3D world and 3D characters – welcome to the eternal night of Arorua.

Build Unique Friendships by Helping Customers

Get to know customers of all varieties, hear their stories, step into their minds and solve what’s troubling them. You can even pursue closer relationships with those you take a liking to! There are 6 NPCs with whom you can interact, each with a whopping 10,000 words of unique storylines.

Schedule Your Daily life as a Sorceress

Manage your time wisely. Will you focus on your cafe’s profit? Or on your friendships with each customer? Or maybe you’re more interested in creating the strongest deck you can? Perhaps all of the above! Every action costs time in Affogato. Once the clock hits 12PM, the next day will roll around, so you’ll need to plan each day with care.

Climb the Career Ladder of Professional Coffee Baristas

Making a good cuppa is the foundation of being a barista. To be a truly great barista, however, you need to weigh up a customer’s words and judge which brew is perfect for them. Bring a smile with every cup you make!

Affogato features realistic coffee-making sim-ulation in which you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the workings of various equip-ment to make your brew. Different flavors and blends will have knock-on effects on the storyline dialogue.

Affogato releases sometime in 2023 for Windows PC via Steam.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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