“Barista Express”—previously “Coffee Game”— lets you make coffee and serve customers in your own little café. From the start it was meant to stretch the scope of current VR browser games both technically and in terms of complexity.
As WebXR, the technology which allows VR games to run in the browser, is still in flux, there is a lot of risk involved with building larger projects. Risk, that many companies are not yet willing to take, even though quite a bit of it is mitigated by frameworks like A-Frame.
While our last blog post went into a more technical topic, this one will preview some features of the game to give you something to look forward to.
Fulfilling a customer’s order, a cappuccino for example, will require you to – you guessed it! – make coffee.
In this case you need to steam milk, freshly grind coffee and extract an espresso. Finally, pour the steamed milk into the cup and serve!
Customers will put you under pressure a bit. Inspired by games like “Cook, Serve, Delicious!” and “Overcooked”, they have limited patience.
If you fulfill the orders quickly enough you might even get a tip, though!
Play through a campaign of 20 levels with increasing difficulty.
With each one you unlock new coffee based beverages that will complicate customer’s orders… one white chocolate mocca please!
We cannot wait to get “Barista Express” into your headset as of the 12th of April! 1
For us it feels like a great step forward for VR browser games and are looking forward to getting your feedback.