Drinks With Abbey

Game created by Ramify Games and released December 25, 2019 . 3 DLCs have been released, the last on January 6, 2020.

App changes last updated 3 weeks ago / News last updated 2 weeks ago

History

Drinks With Abbey - detailed_description_changed View January 14, 2020, 12:26 pm

Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel portraying about a more realistic first date in western culture, from a male's perspective. After connecting with Abbey on a dating app, you meet in person for the first time at a local bar. Through many choices of what to say and do, you determine how the date goes - and how well it ends.

A short, but immersive experience



This game is simply a conversation with her and the choices you make about what to say and do. But don't expect the date to go well on the first try. You need to pay attention, and as things are revealed about Abbey, you will be able to make better choices next time.

  • 15 to 30 min playthrough, better choices = longer date.





Drinks With Abbey - short_description_changed Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel portraying about a more realistic first date in western culture, from a male's perspective. January 14, 2020, 12:26 pm

Drinks With Abbey - detailed_description_changed View December 27, 2019, 3:04 am

Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel portraying a more realistic first date in western culture, from a male's perspective. After connecting with Abbey on a dating app, you meet in person for the first time at a local bar. Through many choices of what to say and do, you determine how the date goes - and how well it ends.

A short, but immersive experience



This glimpse of a date takes place in one large room of a bar and will last around 15-30 minutes, with better choices leading to more content. This comes with obvious limitations, but my main goal was to create a more immersive, realistic atmosphere than is traditional of visual novels - through the art style, music choice and treatment, and nuanced banter. And as it is my first game, I needed a manageable project while also demonstrating my capabilities.

Although the game is short, there is replay value, and for those who wish to figure out the 'perfect' set of choices, that is in fact the only way to get one particular ending.

Meaningful Choices



Drinks with Abbey has lots of choices that impact the game in different and realistic ways. Not every choice you make sends you on a completely unique path (nor do most choices in real life), but they do impact conversation, Abbey's interest in you, future choice options, and ultimately, how the date ends.

To ensure that choices matter, I've also intentionally removed the ability to save or roll back. It's a short game, so saving isn't necessary like it would be for a longer one. But, I especially don't believe in the ability to take back choices, because in my opinion, that makes them meaningless.

Interface



There are no menus, except when you click the X to quit. You can click the textbox/choices to advance or use the arrow keys + spacebar. You can also press F to enter fullscreen mode. The 4 icons shown in the bottom left of the screen are the game's only options:

1. Toggle between speaker and headphones modes. Speaker mode is intended to sound like it's being played in the bar and includes crowd noise, while headphones mode plays the music as it was recorded.

2. Toggle music on and off.

3. Toggle lightning mode, which just removes the typing effect.

4. Toggle auto-play mode. This mode only requires your input for choices.

















Drinks With Abbey - release_date_changed January 1, 2020 to December 25, 2019 December 13, 2019, 4:54 pm

Drinks With Abbey - detailed_description_changed View November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel portraying a more realistic first date in western culture, from a male's perspective. After connecting with Abbey on a dating app, you meet in person for the first time at a local bar. Through many choices of what to say and do, you determine how the date goes - and how well it ends.

A short, but immersive experience



This glimpse of a date takes place in one large room of a bar and will last around 15-30 minutes, with better choices leading to more content. This comes with obvious limitations, but my main goal was to create a more immersive, realistic atmosphere than is traditional of visual novels - through the art style, music choice and treatment, and nuanced banter. And as it is my first game, I needed a manageable project while also demonstrating my capabilities.

Although the game is short, there is replay value, and for those who wish to figure out the 'perfect' set of choices, that is in fact the only way to get one particular ending.

Meaningful Choices



Drinks with Abbey has lots of choices that impact the game in different and realistic ways. Not every choice you make sends you on a completely unique path (nor do most choices in real life), but they do impact conversation, Abbey's interest in you, future choice options, and ultimately, how the date ends.

To ensure that choices matter, I've also intentionally removed the ability to save or roll back. It's a short game, so saving isn't necessary like it would be for a longer one. But, I especially don't believe in the ability to take back choices, because in my opinion, that makes them meaningless.







Drinks With Abbey - short_description_changed Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel portraying a more realistic first date in western culture, from a male's perspective. November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - website_changed '' to 'https://ramifygames.com/' November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - release_date_changed January 1, 1970 to January 1, 2020 November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - developers_changed '' to 'Ramify Games' November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - publishers_changed '' to 'Ramify Games' November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - type_changed '' to 'game' November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - is_free '0' to '1' November 30, 2019, 9:51 am

Drinks With Abbey - added November 30, 2019, 9:49 am

Drinks With Abbey

Drinks with Abbey is a short, slice-of-life visual novel about a first date.

Info

Developer: Ramify Games

Publisher: Ramify Games

Type: game

Released: December 25, 2019

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Score: 0

Recommendations: 0

Metacritic: 0

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