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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Coffee Talk (2020) is an interactive story about a barista working in a coffee shop in Seattle. You listen to customers' concerns about life and love, in a retro-pixilated world backed with lo-fi chilled hip-hop music.

This version of Seattle is populated by fantasy characters, Elves, orcs, mermaids, and others unfolding a plot over the course of two weeks. Each day you meet specific characters and learn about their lives. You can also check out your customer's profile on social media via your character's smartphone.

Along with the narrative, there are mini-games to brew various drinks using the ingredients in the coffee shop. How well you make the drinks can have an effect on the game's plot. There are lots of endings for each of the customers, whose stories range from the mundane to the personal. In these interactions, there are sensitive subjects broached such as racism, segregation, love and intolerance.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Coffee Talk 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Oli Hawkins and updated 9 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Adventure, Creative, Puzzle and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Sexual Content and Language. Offensive language is often used and includes the words ‘*!@?*’, ‘*!@?*’ and ‘*!@?*’. There are scenes where the dialogue becomes laden with sexual innuendo, including references to BDSM, porn and using condoms. Certain characters can be seen smoking a cigarette.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is rated PEGI 12 for use of bad language. This game contains infrequent bad language, including '*!@?*', '*!@?*', 'ass' and 'skank'. There is implied strong language, including an unfinished 'Holy f...' and a use of 'effed up'. A number of characters are seen smoking cigarettes whilst sitting in the café. However, the player cannot interact with or use the substance in any way. There is some mild sexual innuendo in the dialogue.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to process requests for coffee and work out which drinks people need. Younger teenagers can enjoy this, but the focus is on the fantasy narrative and characters (with adult themes) which requires a little more maturity to fully engage with.

CostsCosts

Coffee Talk usually costs £10.99 to £11.74.
 

Coffee Talk

XBox Store Xbox One £11.74
XBox Store PC £11.74
Switch Store Switch £11.69
Steam Store PC £10.99
Steam Store Mac £10.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £11.48
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.48
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There is a second game that extends the themes and gameplay called Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/01/2020, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative (Adventure, Creative, Puzzle and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Toge Productions (@TogeProductions)


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