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Oct 17, 2022

Set up shop with Potionomics, out today on PC via Steam

From Press Release:

TORRANCE, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2022 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today declared Potionomics, a new management sim developed by Voracious Games, officially open for business exclusively on Windows PC via Steam. Potionomics is available for purchase digitally for $24.99 with a 10% launch week discount, or as a Deluxe Edition, including a digital artbook featuring early concept art and character designs along with a soundtrack featuring the title’s original score, for $39.99 with a 15% launch week discount. Both discounts will end on Oct. 24.

“Potionomics has been a labor of love for us for over the past six years and we’re very grateful to have partnered with XSEED Games, who shared our vision for this magical title,” said Voracious Games Co-Founder, Aryo Darmawan, “We’re so excited to finally open the doors to Sylvia’s shop and teach players the finer points of potionomics!”

Potionomics is a combination deckbuilding and management simulator packed with colorful characters, vibrant personalities, and a charming story about personal growth and the entrepreneurial spirit. As Sylvia, a plucky young woman who inherits a potion shop and a mountain of debt, players will need to learn how to brew the best potions in town and then market their wares to adventurers visiting their shop. But selling potions can be a daunting task, with negotiations playing out through a card-based system where players will seek to balance Sylvia’s stress levels while getting the most money they can for her items on offer. Thankfully, many of these customers, including other local merchants, can be befriended for a range of benefits, including learning advanced bargaining tactics. And depending on how Sylvia plays her cards, some of these customers may become more than just friends, too. No matter what challenges she may face, Sylvia will need to use all her knowledge and skills to make her shop THE number-one potion destination!

Key Features:

  • Wheel and Deal: Dealmaking can be tense when every coin counts, but players will manage Sylvia’s stress with ease by playing their cards right. Develop friendships with adventurers and other shopkeepers on Rafta to learn even more advanced negotiation tactics.
  • Recipe for Success: Choose the best ingredients to make even basic potions extraordinary, perfecting the taste and aroma to please the store’s pickiest customers. But beware—if players aren’t careful, they’ll get some pretty gross results!
  • Fantastic Friends and Foes: Rafta, home to some of the world’s most potent magic, is packed with big RPG personalities, each seeking a leg up in their adventures. Befriend and recruit them to help Sylvia level up her potion game, but don’t expect everyone to be friendly.
  • Your Shop, Your Rules: Make Sylvia’s shop pop with customizable decor. Style points aren’t the only perk; decorating her shop just right can improve item prices, reduce potion brewing time, and more!

“Potionomics has been brewing for a while now, benefitting immensely from the additional time the fantastic developers at Voracious Games took to conjure something so uniquely charming,” said XSEED Games Executive Vice President, Kenji Hosoi, “There’s so much passion and enjoyment put into this game, and we couldn’t be prouder to have both funded the development and help share Potionomics with gamers around the world.”

XSEED Games signed the game in 2020, which included helping to fund the ongoing development along with serving as the global publisher. Developed by Voracious Games and published by XSEED Games on Windows PC via Steam, Potionomics launched on Oct. 17, 2022. This game has been rated “E10+ for Everyone ages 10 and up” by the ESRB.

Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, get in depth info from their developer blog, and join the discussion on their Discord server at: http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames.