Every epic story usually contains a tavern or two, and most Dungeons & Dragons quests even usually start in one. But seldom does a bartender have any far-reaching effects on the outcome of said epic story. Well, that’s about to change with Dungeon Brewmaster – a new title from developer Super77 that has you take on the role of a magical bartender in a fantasy tavern full of strange and wonderful creatures.
Released for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality in early access, the game plops you down in front of the cauldron, I meant tumbler, to create all manner of wacky drinks and potions for your magical menagerie of customers. You’re not just serving up a good time, however, because your actions and the things you serve can have far-reaching consequences that influence events beyond the four walls of this tavern.
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Dungeon Brewmaster may not take you beyond the tavern and your magical recipe book, but your patrons will certainly come and go with all manner of strange requests and stories. How those stories unfold is another matter as you take things into your own hands and maybe brew even a potion or two. Plus if you mess up then it’s not to worry because your trusty pet trashcan is there to gobble up any of your tasty (or not so tasty) concoctions.
Since every recipe in the magical book is unique, you’ll also have a variety of ingredients and tools to keep track of in the game. Right now the game boasts over 30 ingredients and 8 tools with which to concoct your life-changing brews, but you’ll have to progress through the endless mode where you’ll get to experiment with all of these ingredients and tools in order to unlock new ones for the main story mode.
With the early access version comes a small sample storyline that will allow you to drive its eventual outcome, but the studio says they are planning to expand that storyline even more during the early access period. More voice-overs, animations, and original designs are in the being brewed up by the developers over at Super77.
Dungeon Brewmaster is available on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at a $14.99 US price tag. So better start working on perfecting that Floppy Swamp Brew – at least there’s no Professor Snape glaring behind your back.