Factsheet

Developer:
Route 59 PTY LTD
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Founding date:
January 2016

Website:
route59games.com

Press / Business contact:
press@route59games.com

Social:
twitter.com/route59games
facebook.com/route59games

Releases:

Phone:

Description

Route 59 is an award-winning games studio creating cinematic visual novels for a global audience.

History

Early history

In 2015, we created "Project Ven," an experimental narrative game in Unity 3D which won the award for "Best Narrative" at Freeplay 2015. After developing two more internal prototypes, we received sponsorship from Film Victoria and RMIT's New Enterprise Investment Fund, and began working on our first commercial release.

Now

We announced our first commercial game, NECROBARISTA, at Visual;Conference on January 14, 2017. NECROBARISTA is scheduled for release in early 2018.

Projects


Videos

NECROBARISTA Announcement Trailer YouTube, .mp4


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of 'Best Narrative' at Freeplay 2015" - Melbourne, April, 2015
  • "Recipient of Film Victoria Applied Production Investment Q1 2016" - Melbourne, December 2015
  • "Recipient of RMIT New Enterprise Investment Fund 2016" - Melbourne, November 2016

Selected Articles

  • "...full of clever dialogue and intrigue."
    - Nathan Grayson, Kotaku
  • "It looks like what would happen if Persona took over a coffee shop, which is to say, stylish as heck."
    - Nathan Grayson, Kotaku
  • "It’s full of dramatic pauses, sassy dialogue, and a lot of mystery"
    - Kallie Plagge, Gamespot
  • "You know how, sometimes, games look so good you just want to eat them? You want to print out all the screenshots in glorious, glossy photo paper, and just put them into your mouth? You know that feeling? Yeah, that’s how I feel about upcoming visual novel game Necrobarista."
    - Kate Gray, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "...features a striking art style, using 3D models and environments as opposed to traditional animation and static pictures for its characters."
    - Joel Couture, Siliconera
  • "Serve up coffee to the dead in an upcoming anime inspired visual novel"
    - Caty McCarthy, Kill Screen
  • "Necrobarista is So Much More than a Visual Novel"
    - Jordan Helm, Hardcore Gamer
  • "...gorgeous visuals, and a number of quirky looking characters, which we can’t wait to learn more about "
    - Seamus Mullins, Press Start

Route 59 Development Blog
We're writing about the development of our game (and other things related to visual novels) at http://www.route59games.com/.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Kevin Chen
Designer

Joe Liu
3D Artist

Ngoc Vu
2D Artist

Justin Kuiper
Writer


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks