A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
you met a guy last night. no, you don't know his name. you have his number though, saved as "guy from bar". you don't have high hopes, but he asks you out for drinks...
so you decide to go to PENGUIN CAFE, a little coffee shop that you've thought about going to before (but just didn't have the courage to go alone).
too bad the guy never shows up and you're stuck there alone anyway. at least the barista is cute.
PENGUIN CAFE is a short visual novel about that weird in-between time where you're not sure whether your date is going to show up or not... and then that awkward time afterwards when you're sure your date isn't going to show up but you've already ordered a coffee so you just stare at your phone a lot and keep checking your messages.
play time is ~10 minutes.
the game is free, but if you pay $2 or more, you can support me in my game-making adventures & also receive the piano sheet music for the song used in the game!
made for coffee jam/yaoi jam 2018.
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Really enjoyed this game! [Review below]
This was so cute!!!! I found it very relateable and the addition of the tomato clicker app during the waiting sections was a really clever way to show the passage of time. The barista was super cute and the ending was sweet. Thank you so much for this wonderful game!!
thank you! the tomato clicker was something i was worried about since i thought maybe it would seem completely out of the blue, so i'm glad it worked for you (:
So cute and charming!
So cute! Great game!
Amazing game. Had tons of fun! Great story and great ending. Really good system of letting the player wait to actually get into the shoes of the character. Huge game <3
Just stumbled upon this and it was just lovely. Looking forward to whatever you do next!
Very stylish game and I enjoyed playing it, it has a nice atmosphere. While the setting is simple, it's interesting to see where the story goes. The Tomato Garden clicker game is a curious addition, I guess it's supposedly in your phone. It follows a real life situation well - you check messages and casually play something while waiting how things turn out. If there's a fault to point out, it's that the text in non-highlighted buttons may be difficult to read.
I'd be glad to invite this game to our contest, the Game Development World Championship!
Hey npckc! When I got the email that you had uploaded a new game, I got super excited! I didn't make a video this time, but I wanted to let you know that I played the game and it was super sweet. Actually, I'd like to admit that I was having a bit of a panic attack due to my own anxiety problems and such, but playing your game made me feel so much better! That's the charm of all your games to me, they all touch on things I can relate to. Gameplay wise, I really do love the..."mechanic" with this game of making the player wait. It does a good job of putting the player in the shoes of the character. I really enjoy it because it's very unconventional. Actually making the player wait for something that may or may not happen is a great story-telling device. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to the next one! Keep up the great work as always!
hey, are you doing ok? i'm really happy to know that playing my game made you feel better, but i hope you have somebody like a friend/family member/counsellor to talk to! your support is always appreciated but please make sure that you take care of yourself first and foremost.
this is the cutest thing ever and the music is just so relaxing I want to listen to it every night. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!
Soooo cute!The barista is such a sweet heart.Great work! :)
That was really cute! I love all your VNs and can't wait for you to make more!