The demo for 'Fi's Café'
Please note that this game only works if you have 'Unity Webplayer' installed. It is free and a reliable source.
Fi's Cafe was conceived by Eireni Moutoussi and Jess Thomas as a way to combine our artistic strengths and provide a game for what we feel is lacking in the industry: a safe space from anxiety with a strong narrative where the player's actions lead to different results. So far, we have experienced plenty of calming games an ambiguous and linear narrative, and plenty of games with a strong and/ or player-directed narrative that at least occasionally rely on adrenalin-inducing moments such as timed puzzles and fights. The primary genre outside these categories is the dating sim genre, from which we have taken some cues mechanic-wise but not in narrative intent. We appreciate that for some individuals, adrenalin-inducing mechanics are a way of relieving irl stress or anxiety, but we also believe this does not work for everyone and want to provide an alternative for escapism.
Currently, as our team is small and we have limited time*, there is only a small demo availbale and no guarantee that there will be future development. Should we find the resources and time though, we'd very much like to return to it sometime.
*The project is to be presented as our university work, whose exhibition is open to the public June 4th to June 12th at Loughborough University, UK.