Become an undercover detective. Manage the coffee business while investigating crimes. Build your position in the Neo-London market, run a coffee selling company, and unravel the detective mystery, presented in a business management game with a crime novel narration and noir audio-visual setting.
It’s 2021 and in some cases, a cup of coffee may be worth more than a bar of gold. For me right now it may be priceless even, judging by the reflection in the train’s window. Or maybe it’s just the ache in my heart contorting my face when I think of coming back to Neo-London.
Come on, Arthur Oliver, you bastard – snap out of it. You know well, you couldn’t refuse that request. Even if the past comes after you, strucking faster than your first teenage sip of coffee.
I hear the whistle. The dogs have started their run. It’s time to step my foot on the station.
Coffee Noir is a combination of a detective novel and a business management game with elegant 2D graphics in a classic comic-book style spiced up with jazz music and retrofuturistic feeling. It offers clever and challenging entertainment, with an advanced economic engine designed by academics and equipped with actual market functions giving a complex business simulation.
In an alternative future, the world of 2021 is ruled by coffee and Neo-London goes crazy for it. Recently a mysterious crime has happened to one of the city’s main coffee businessmen. The player discovers the story as Arthur Oliver, a hard-boiled detective who has to work undercover as a coffee salesman to gain the trust of the industry’s tycoons who might have the information that will help solve the case.
Business management – manage your team, handle production, invest in promotion, and don’t let your coffee business go bankrupt – you have to plan your strategy carefully as you deal with limited resources!
Deep negotiations – successfully negotiate and gain the trust of your business partners to not only win the good deals but also to get the clues essential for solving the criminal mystery.
Intriguing detective story – feel the sweat on your brow while solving the case of Richard’s disappearance. Don’t get yourself easily swayed – this story may be more complicated than it may seem at first glance!
Noir audio-visual setting – Coffee Noir is inspired by classic American comic books and equipped with film noir mood and retro-future ambiance with professional voice-overs. Feel the atmosphere of 40’s – retro-style interiors, smooth jazz, dense cigarette smoke, and a smell of good coffee while wearing the classy detective outfit…
Interactive comics – see the story unfold in the form of interactive comics with full SFX and voiceovers. Experience it like if you were holding a comic in your hands, but also… like if you were present right there, with the characters.
Realistic economics strategy – the game was developed with the support of professional economists and academics to provide you with a thorough business simulation experience.
Your investigation starts in Q4 2020. Wishlist the game now on Steam to sign-up for your first case.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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