I’m a sucker for visual novels with romantic themes. I’m even more into the “otome” scene, meaning that you play as a girl instead of a boy. Even better would be potentially pairing with another girl as you spend your life in a lesbian relationship. If given the option of dating both girls and boys then I’m instantly sold. In the case of Caramel Mokaccino all of the above most certainly applies. Even if the pitch itself doesn’t specifically mention lesbian romances, I kinda got the subtle hint that it’s possible in the character list provided.
Style of visual novel aside, what makes Caramel Mokaccino stand out from the rest of the pack? I’m not entirely certain as the pitch tackles mostly story, and the vast majority of the game sounds like it takes place both at university and the titular coffee shop where you work. Apparently the protagonist is working her way through school and trying to live on her own, which is why she landed a job as a waitress or something like it. It’s here that you get to know customers and possibly help them with their problems. It also looks like you get to have some fun with non-traditional visual novel gameplay as screenshots show a statistics screen and a calendar.
In all, Caramel Mokaccino is your standard “slice of life” visual novel with some novel twists, but is it worth backing? After reading the pitch I thought it was worth giving the $12 or so to get a copy even before downloading the demo. It’s already over halfway funded so I can’t be the only one that thinks this is worth giving money to.