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November 5th, 2020
Steam for Windows and Mac OS
November 5th, 2020
Steam for Windows and Mac OS
An old school point-and-click adventure game about finding a pilsner in the confusing world of unnecessary craft beers and snobby hipsters.
Can you find a normal beer in a world of conspicuously flavoured craft beer, and solve the mystery of the elusive, missing pilsner, using nostalgic interface from the golden age of adventure games? Talk to West Coast IPA and American Black Ale drinking hipsters and solve beer related puzzles at different stages of drunkenness; explore locations like a sports bar, a microbrewery, a dive bar and a rock bar in the city of Oslo, in your quest of finding a pilsner.
May contain alcohol
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With no game development experience, two normal guys Arik Zurabian and Edo Brenes spent most of their free time during almost two years creating a hand drawn point-and-click adventure game about a simple middle aged man looking for a pilsner in a world of craft beer loving hipsters. As fate would have it, Arik (Norway) would meet Edo (Costa Rica) through the vast cables and airwaves of the Internet; and after a few conversations and a failed crowdfunding campaign they decided to go on with the game as a personal project. From a great premise, the world surrounding the main character began to grow; it expanded so much that a project that was supposed to be done in a few short months had no possible solution other than for it to be worked on for two long years. The result, after countless hours of work, is an Opera Prima for these 2 creators that took an idea and made it come true. Entrepreneurs? Or just two random naive guys with love for what they were making, believing that this was something the world wanted to have? Either way, "Dude, Where Is my Beer?" was made with dedication and hardship, and the creators are very pleased with the result and as they both say: This is something we wanted to play, so we did it.
- Beatrice Vogt, Gamer's Palace (in German)
84/100 I didn't realize I'd really enjoy a game about beer until I got Dude, Where Is My Beer? played and got lost in the humor and the really creative setting. I'm dealing with a really classic adventure game that maybe not everyone can cope with today, but fans of the very classic games will definitely get their money's worth.
Point Click Pundit
We’re looking forward to spending more time with this fantastic title and delving into the secrets behind Dude Where Is My Beer? — after all, an adventure game with a sharp art style, slyly funny writing, a unique dialogue-versus-sobriety mechanic and the hint of a deeper conspiracy in play?
All in all, “Dude, Where Is My Beer?” is a solid and hilarious old-school adventure game that can keep you company for a while, depending on how quickly you can solve the puzzles, that is.Indie Game Picks
You’ll be laughing like I did about some of the outrageous names that they have for beers. Like the Albanian Dry-Hopped Lavish Trappist Apricot IPA or a PPA. Like an India Pale Ale, but a Pakistani Pale Ale.Spencer Cushing, The Gaming Outsider
Arik Zurabian is a professional animator and now game developer from Norway, born in 1981. He has BA in Animation from Volda University College and his exam film ”Softcity”, which was made as a collaboration with artist Hariton Pushwagner, took part in winning the National Art Exhibition in Norway in 2008. He has the last few years traveled the world as a digital nomad and is passionately interested in pub hopping and craft (eh...) beers. He missed old-school point-and-click games so much that he decided to make his own game, while living in Costa Rica.
Edo Brenes is an award winning animator and graphic novel writer from Costa Rica, born in 1985. He completed his BA in Animation at Universidad Veritas (Costa Rica) and did an MA in Animation and Design at the University of Sunderland (UK). For the past 10 years he has been teaching animation and storytelling, both at Universidad Veritas (Costa Rica) and Cambridge School of Art (UK); as well as working freelance and on personal projects. His first graphic novel, Lobster Paradise, was published in Spain (2019), Italy (2019) and France (TBA 2021). He is working on his second graphic novel which will come out in October 2021 (UK).
His life long dreams are to become a professional football player and to create a point-and-click adventure game. While he tries to achieve the first one (even though he might be too old already) he has managed to accomplish the second one while working side by side with Arik Zurabian for the better part of 2 years, the result: "Dude, Where Is My Beer?"
His awards include: Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, First Place (UK, 2019); Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Established Artist Award (UK, 2018); Concurso de Historieta Centroamericano, First Place (Costa Rica, 2016); Reel 13, First Place (New York, 2009); Shorts Non Stop, First Place (Canada, 2009); Festival Ícaro, Best Animation (2008).
He currently hides in Costa Rica in the middle of the tropical rainforest with his wife: children's book illustrator, Yoss Sánchez.