Think you can run your own coffee shop? Want to make up your own recipes? Fiddle with the decor? Arrange events to bring people in? Avoid being murdered by your competition (wait...what?)? Then it's time you opened your own digital store with Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator.

Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator will let you happily tinker with all sorts of aspects of your shop, taking a lonely, barren room into a chain of places for people to hang out and try to write their manuscripts in despite a few dozen inane conversations going on around them. You choose your staff and train them to give them the skills you're looking for. You choose how to decorate the place with various kinds of furniture to provide seating, as well as the kind of look that draws people in. You can even mess around with ingredients to try to make new blends that will drag in the customers.

When you've got that down, it's time to deal with the people coming into your shop. Does your store make people want to enter, or flee in fear? Is there enough room to sit, and cashiers to get people rung through fast enough? If you've got that down, you can also bring in events, using those to get more coffee buyers. Not that you can control all that happens, as random events may bring a bus of seniors, a bunch of tourists, or an oddball pirate captain in to mix things up.

All the while, you'll also be navigating a story of murder and redemption involving your competition, who isn't afraid to do anything to get you out of the business. Are you a worthy heir to the Coffeebottom Estate, or will you fall into obscurity after an untimely accident with the bean grinder? Grab Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator to find out.

Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator is available for $4.99 on Itch.io and Steam. For more information on the game and developer Whitethorn Digital, you can head to the developer's site or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.