Onsen Master a hot spring customer management game announced for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to the minds behind developer Waking Oni Games. Due to make its way onto Steam soon.
Developer Waking Oni Games invites players to let the soothing waters of Izajima wash over them. Doing so when their hot spring customer management game, Onsen Master, releases this summer. The game will be available for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC via Steam.
The concept for Onsen Master dates back to 2015. This is when Waking Oni Games founder Derrick Fields was inspired by his regular rewatches of Spirited Away. In particular, a section of the film in where the hero is working with spirits at a bathhouse. This formed the basis of Onsen Master’s hot spring customer management gameplay. And also the Japanese setting and aesthetic of the game. After five years of development, then a successful Kickstarter campaign and beta period. Topping that off with a partnership with Whitethorn Games. Now Onsen Master is finally ready to release this month.
Onsen Master Trailer
A dark cloud hangs over the island of Izajima. Affects also weigh heavily on the people. Devilish spirits called yokai are running amok within the island’s hot springs. And the great Onsen Master, keeper of the hot springs and healer of ailments, has somehow vanished. Players will take on the role of his apprentice, Mu. Doing so in order to restore balance and uncover what happened to the Onsen Master.
Onsen Master features arcade style single and two-player co-op. Where players must manage the customers of their hot springs. And also prepare and put together the correct ingredients to cure their ailments. Running around the hot springs and wrangling wandering customers. While putting the right creations into the right baths can be hectic enough already. But tricky yokai look to impede players’ excellent service as well. Can Mu overcome obstacles to restore and reconnect the communities of Izajima? Spring into action and find out.
Key features include:
- Spring Fling: Take on a short and sweet story for up to two players. Then unveil the island of Izajima in a visual novel style story with a cute anime aesthetic.
- The Customer is Always Right: Skip the Onsen Master story and dive right in with Arcade Mode. Choose one of the six hot spring levels to put your customer service skills to the test.
- The Heat is On: Take on others in a competitive couch multiplayer mode. Where players must each work to manage their customers within the same hot spring.
- Spa Music: An original soundtrack full of tunes akin to a Feudal fairytale. All composed by Dorrell Ettienne.
Onsen Master hot spring customer management title will release on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Doing so via Steam this summer. Be sure to Wishlist the game.