If you’ve been looking for a game that replicates the joy of making dirt ‘potions’ in your backyard as a kid, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator is the indie game for you.
The crafting simulator, available on Steam September 21st, puts players in the shoes of an alchemist in a medieval, manuscript-inspired world where they grow herbs and flowers, brew potions, and serve customers.
With an innovative take on crafting gameplay mechanics, players must navigate through a maze-like menu as they stir, add ingredients, and heat their potions, all while discovering new recipes and improving their skills.
Players also run a small alchemy shopfront, where they serve customers and try to find the best potion for their needs. Give customers the wrong potion, or poor quality brews, and players might find the reputation of their shopfront declining.
Niceplay, the Russian indie developer team behind Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator says bringing the game to life has been a long time coming.
One of the biggest drives behind the creation was the desire to create a game focused on alchemy and crafting, as opposed to some of their big inspirations (Skyrim, World of Warcraft, The Witcher) where alchemy was a side mechanic.
A representative from the team says the response they received during the live demo release was highly positive – during the Steam Games Festival in February, the game was trending and one of the most wishlisted games showcased at the event.
“Players really like the graphics, game mechanics…and the opportunity to reveal your creativity through the game.”
The team also focused on creating a polished, bug-free game with a high level of attention to detail, and it shows in the lovingly created art, atmosphere, gameplay, and concept.
The level of care taken with the creation of Potion Craft: Alchemy Simulator and the enjoyment of its players is even more evident in the active Discord server the developers run to field feedback and suggestions. Players from across the globe are raving about the game’s relaxed, but innovative play style.
The gaming industry and players are turning their attention to indie titles more and more. Potion Craft: Alchemy Simulator is another example of a well-made indie game created by a team that is focused on player experience and exploring new ideas, rather than creating a game based on a formula proven to yield commercial success.
Fans will be watching to see what the teams at Niceplay and tinyBuild do next, but for the time being, players should grab out their mortar and pestle and start brewing; customers are waiting.