Arcade Spirits is a visual novel, a narrative roleplaying game in which you occupy the shoes of a fairly aimless twentysomething, dumped headfirst into the chaotic world of video game arcade management. You’ll deal with screaming kids, broken games, local gangs, foul-mouthed eSports competitors, and more in the distant future year 20XX. But in the process of wrangling the day-to-day craziness, the tangled relationships of your coworkers, and digging gum out of coin slots… you’ll be seeking to understand your past and present, figuring out what future you want to make for yourself.
Developed by Stefan Gagne and Aenne Schumann of Fiction Factory Games, Arcade Spirits is currently in development. If you’d like to get involved at this early stage, follow our development blog… or contribute monthly to the Arcade Spirits Patreon. Anybody who contributes $5 or more a month will get early access demo builds, and anyone who contributes a total of $25 or more during development will get a copy of the complete game once finished.
This web page will be pretty bare bones for now, as we’re very early in development, but keep an eye out in the future for screenshots, character descriptions, and more! … meanwhile here’s a GeoCities era animated GIF for you to enjoy.