Coffee shop philosophy with a side of comedy banter, plated attractively.
What is it? A visual novel about ghosts in a cafe where avocado costs four dollars extra.
Expect to pay: $20/£15.50
Developer: Route 59
Publisher: Coconut Island Games
Reviewed on: Windows 10, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060
Link: Official site
I’d never played a game set in the city where I live until Necrobarista, which takes place in Melbourne. It’s not Australian in obvious ways (no kangaroos), but it turns dead outlaw Ned Kelly into a supernatural enforcer in shorts and a Collingwood scarf who menaces a laneway cafe, and expects you to realise that’s funny. If a New York show wants me to know bodegas and Tompkins Square Park, a Melbourne game can get away with referencing Collingwood.