Grimm & Tonic

Grimm & Tonic is a noir, urban, fantasy visual novel game.

You wake up one evening to find Death drinking tea while sitting on your sofa. Broke, friendless and apparently soul-less, He offers you a temporary job at the premiere, local, shady hole-in-the-wall, DEAD-END.

Maintaining a healthy Work-Life balance is pretty tricky on a good day but it’s damn near impossible when your boss threatens foreclosure on your mortal existence. As the new bartender at DEAD-END, you’ll make new friends, mix weird drinks, all while navigating Life, Death and everything in between.

Grimm & Tonic is an exploration in interactive fiction. A way of exploring the trials and ennui that comes with being an adult. Identifying the running themes of a less than ideal humdrum, life and how we can sometimes lose sight of what’s important. It’s a story about how we handle our professional lives, how we unwind and how we define ourselves. The story investigates themes such as ‘Wishing vs. Desire vs. Action’, ‘Locus of Control’ and ‘Coping Mechanisms’ against an urban fantasy backdrop. ‘Magic’ is used as a stand-in for technology. The story seeks to recast mundane everyday problems in a different light offering new perspectives and insight.

Game Play Feature

Includes Episode 1, 2 & 3
A wide cast of patrons looking for a shoulder to cry on.
A Jazzy, Noir, Manga-inspired Aesthetic
Choices that matter.