Book of the Cafe

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連縁 (れんえん) カフェ
BOOK of the CAFE
Book of the Cafe
The current title logo of the game
Developer Trick Nostalgie
Publisher Trick Nostalgie
Genre Business Simulation Game
Platforms Android (iOS and browser versions are also planned)

Len'en Café (Connecting Chain Café) ~ Book of the Café (連縁カフェ ~ BOOK of the CAFE) is a business simulation game and the upcoming 4.5th[1] game of the Len'en Project. It was revealed by JynX on their blog on 11 November 2017, the fourth anniversary of Len'en. Being slated for release on Android smartphones, this also makes it the first Len'en game to not be released for Windows PCs, and the possible second game of the series to not be a shooting game.

Gameplay[edit]

While originally a café management genre, the game was also revealed to have battle elements,[2] having a resemblance to tactical role-play.[3]

Development[edit]

On 21 April 2017, JynX stated that they took an interest in trying to develop a "café management" game,[4] and thus got themself into studying on how to develop such a system.[5] By doing so, they pointed out that instead of it being a spin-off, it will still have major relevance to the story of the Len'en Project.[6] After some time on 29 April, they (drunkenly) created an animation of Tsubakura that is likely to have relevance to Book of the Cafe.

Eventually, JynX announced the game on their blog on 11 November 2017 as part of the fourth anniversary of Len'en, showing a screenshot of the game and talking about various gameplay elements that they plan to implement. The screenshot confirmed Yabusame Houlen, Tsubakura Enraku and Shion's appearances, as well as some furniture implemented. They are aiming for a beta release sometime in 2018.[7] On 9 March 2018, JynX released a video showing a battle stage in the alpha stages of development.[3]

The game is currently developed for Android, but they might create an iOS and browser version if the game gets enough popularity.[7] They once stated that they wanted to make a game for iOS on 17 August 2015.[8]

Additional Information[edit]

  • In the provided screenshot, haniwas could be seen as reference to Sukune Katano, and dice could be seen referencing Xeno a.
  • On one shelf are plushy versions of Yabusame and Tsubakura.

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