Necrobarista serves up ‘death, coffee and feelings’ on Apple Arcade


‘Necrobarista’ debuted Friday on the Apple Arcade gaming service.
Necrobarista is a “spellbinding story of necromancy, friendship, and letting go.“
Photo: Route 59

The Terminal is a back-alley cafe where the dead mingle with the living. Necrobarista, which debuted Friday on Apple Arcade, is the story of Maddy Xiao, the new owner and an amateur necromancer.

Route 59 calls its creation “a unique take on the visual novel medium.” It offers a free-roaming first-person perspective on a 3D world with anime aesthetics.

Necrobarista offers a “spellbinding story of necromancy, friendship, and letting go”

The set up of Necrobarista says, “In a Back Alley, Melbourne café, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. For Maddie Xiao — barista, amateur necromancer, and new owner of the Terminal — things couldn’t be better, as long as you’re not reminding her of the fact that she’s got an enforcer from the notoriously uncompromising Council of Death breathing down her neck.”

Watch Route 59’s gameplay trailer to get a feel for it.

This is a single-player adventure. There are versions for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

On Apple Arcade today

Apple’s subscription gaming service launches a new title on most Fridays, and Necrobarista the latest offering. It joins over 100 other games on Apple Arcade, all of which are available at $4.99 a month. There are no other costs, as Apple bans in-app purchases, ads and loot boxes.

Similar games that launched recently on this service recently include Neversong and  The Otherside.