The surgeon-simulator inspired Tea-making game is now available on Steam! Using the latest KS-001 Robo-Arm, you must practise making various types of tea.
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Very Positive (25 reviews) - 84% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,196 reviews) - 62% of the 1,196 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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About This Game

It’s time for rehabilitation! You’re a recovering amputee, fitted with the latest modern technology. The KS-001 Robo-arm is capable of delicate tasks – if used efficiently.

What better challenge for the son of an Earl than to make tea for his father?

Good luck son.

You'll need it.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: All DX9+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.2 ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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EsyFace
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This game changed my life. I used to be addicted to hardcore drugs, then my grandmother came to me in a dream recommending this game. I quickly came to my computer and it was already installed. I booted it up and passed out from how amazing it was. After waking up 12 hours later I made my first cup. This game will change your life.
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✞TSH✞ Cat 76
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Please don't ever make me play this again.
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ToXic
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
A joke version of surgin sim, still funny tho. xd
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Pvt. Wood
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Thought the game was broken so I requested a refund, about a year later I learned it was just I didn't realise I needed to press Shift+F1 to start it.
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☣ƻƴŁăɴȜ☣
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Product received for free
it's quite difficult rating this... um .. ''game''.
If you don't wanna be driven to commit suicide, start questioning your live cause your not able making a simple tea or totally freakin' out and being not able to stop screaming.. or even all of it.. you shouldn't buy it xD
Ampu-Tea is really .. really enraging but, isn't it the sens of simulators? ö.ö so don't listen to the ppl wo says the control is ♥♥♥♥♥♥.. well it actually is ♥♥♥♥♥♥.. but without it you would've been through the whole game after 2 minutes e-e maybe you should just do a break after crashing your arm .. for the 100th time, or after smashing the whole kitchen..... for the 2374827th time e.e XD
I beg you, just don't be so naive and think you'd make it by the first try.. please T.T XD
The only thing, which is a pity in my opinion is that the musik just plays for .. I guess.. 3 minutes and after that there's just silence. With some happy musik in the backround it may be a little more enraging than it is already I:

A friend of mine gave this as a gift to me, (thanks again ^-^) but if this wasn't the case I don't recommend this buying for 5€, just wait until it's discounted.

To sum it up, it isn't the best game but sometimes it can be really funny.. and enraging and destroying.. this game will simply break your soul and makes you hating yourself for your incompetence Q.Q
Well then, I'm now goin' to drink some tea.. which was not made by a roboter arm.. yesh e.e XD
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JacquesLeSauve
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
Clearly inspired by 2013's Surgeon Simulator 2013 (which the developer at least have the decency to acknowledge), this game has the quirkiness and tongue-in-cheek playfulness of that title, but with none of the personality, finese or fun. Robotic limbs are pretty damn bad*ss (one day I really hope we'll see some robotic *sses, too! Maybe I'll even get one myself if I'm real lucky), and I guess tea is pretty decent as well, but here, they really don't blend very well at all.

Controlling the robotic arm of a recovering amputee (because they're classy with their set-up like that), you must fulfill the order required to make a satisfactory cup of tea and try your best not to completely wreck the gaff in the process. The arm itself is somewhat unwieldy and very unintuitive to direct, with the motions of the fingers being a particular bugbear. In Surgeon Simulator the controls were laid out in a way that made sense and soon felt pretty natural to use, and the solid, slightly stubby fingers meant picking up items was mostly quick and straightforward. Here, however, an awkward control scheme mixed with long, gangly, slow-moving digits that don't even close properly makes for the majority of the challenge as you struggle massively with picking up anything and wrestling with pretty much every single object you try to interact with.

There isn't really much more to the game other than grabbing a cup, putting some items into it, moving the cup around, adding some liquids then placing the cup on a platter. And after you've done that once, you've essentially seen all the game has to offer. You can always smash everything up or flip the table (possibly breaking the arm as you do), but other than that, nada. Depending on how quickly the controls click with you or how lucky you get, you could probably finish this in anything from 10 to 40 minutes (I think I completed every achievement bar one in half an hour), and after that you've no real reason to revisit it since there's nothing else on offer except to retry the task with slightly different orders or quantities of ingredients.

More frustrating and annoying than bad, given how little content there is here, and how not particularly fun it is, there's no way I could recommend it at full price, and, if anything, fives euros seems like a bit of a p*ss take if you ask me. If controlling the thing wasn't so unneccesarily cumbersome, or there was more content beyond a single "quest" to complete, I'd likely endorse it, but as it stands, it's probably worth something closer to 50c. Though there could be an argument made for it being free. If it's on sale and you just have to see what the fuss is about, maybe it's worth briefly investigating. But in any other circumstances, there's really so many other, better things you could be wasting your time and money on than this.
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Haydin Webkinz
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
>buys game for $0.50
>plays it
>destroys everything
>gets achievments
>closes game out

10/10 would filp the table over again
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One With the Bees
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Ampu-Tea isn\'t worth it\'s asking price, but it\'s one of those games that you can find for ridiculously cheap. I can\'t remember how much I even paid for it but I certainly didn\'t pay more that 40p I assume. Some games however aren\'t even worth the time you spend playing them. Is that true for Ampu-Tea? I wouldn\'t say so. The game is an arm simulator much like surgeon simulator but very bare bones in which the objective of the game is to make a cup of tea using the janky controlled, robotic arm you have. Being British this seemed like it wouldn\'t be much of a challenge. I was wrong. This is the only game mode but I can\'t say I was begging for more once I\'d beat it as the game plays pretty boringly and I wouldn\'t recommend it if it wasn\'t for it\'s short length and mentionable humour. The game pokes at British stereotypes fairly well and the concept is a laugh overall. It only took me 2 hours to beat this game completely and doing little things like flipping the table and watching the destruction ensue was fun and once I was done I didn\'t feel like my time was wasted.

Overall it\'s nothing special, but like I say you can probably find this game in a bundle or for ridiculously cheap and it\'s no time waster. A fun game to play in those moments where you can\'t be bothered for a mass scale adventure so you just make a cup of tea instead.

However achievement hunters be warned this game has one of \"those\" achievements to boot the game so many times. There are some workarounds but as an achievement collector myself I found this really annoying.
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i<3doritowaifu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
It was only 12 cents, so def worth the 8 minutes i spent on it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Clearly inspired by 2013's Surgeon Simulator 2013 (which the developer at least have the decency to acknowledge), this game has the quirkiness and tongue-in-cheek playfulness of that title, but with none of the personality, finese or fun. Robotic limbs are pretty damn bad*ss (one day I really hope we'll see some robotic *sses, too! Maybe I'll even get one myself if I'm real lucky), and I guess tea is pretty decent as well, but here, they really don't blend very well at all.

Controlling the robotic arm of a recovering amputee (because they're classy with their set-up like that), you must fulfill the order required to make a satisfactory cup of tea and try your best not to completely wreck the gaff in the process. The arm itself is somewhat unwieldy and very unintuitive to direct, with the motions of the fingers being a particular bugbear. In Surgeon Simulator the controls were laid out in a way that made sense and soon felt pretty natural to use, and the solid, slightly stubby fingers meant picking up items was mostly quick and straightforward. Here, however, an awkward control scheme mixed with long, gangly, slow-moving digits that don't even close properly makes for the majority of the challenge as you struggle massively with picking up anything and wrestling with pretty much every single object you try to interact with.

There isn't really much more to the game other than grabbing a cup, putting some items into it, moving the cup around, adding some liquids then placing the cup on a platter. And after you've done that once, you've essentially seen all the game has to offer. You can always smash everything up or flip the table (possibly breaking the arm as you do), but other than that, nada. Depending on how quickly the controls click with you or how lucky you get, you could probably finish this in anything from 10 to 40 minutes (I think I completed every achievement bar one in half an hour), and after that you've no real reason to revisit it since there's nothing else on offer except to retry the task with slightly different orders or quantities of ingredients.

More frustrating and annoying than bad, given how little content there is here, and how not particularly fun it is, there's no way I could recommend it at full price, and, if anything, fives euros seems like a bit of a p*ss take if you ask me. If controlling the thing wasn't so unneccesarily cumbersome, or there was more content beyond a single "quest" to complete, I'd likely endorse it, but as it stands, it's probably worth something closer to 50c. Though there could be an argument made for it being free. If it's on sale and you just have to see what the fuss is about, maybe it's worth briefly investigating. But in any other circumstances, there's really so many other, better things you could be wasting your time and money on than this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Please don't ever make me play this again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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269 of 345 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
He could just use his other arm....
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112 of 139 people (81%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Apart from being typical youtuber bait, it says "epic fail" when you make a mistake. Enough said.
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141 of 189 people (75%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
92 of 118 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Worth playing if you picked up in a bundle. However, not worth the RRP. It's cheaply put together, has a bad interface and rather crummy gameplay. Stick with the more premium surgeon simulator; it will give you more laughs and has a more responsive control system for overall, better experience.

Pro tip: Flip the table and break your robot arm off for half the games achievements in 30 seconds.

3/10
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114 of 161 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2014
A simulator for making tea. Kind of. Not quite as difficult as other hand simulator games like it, but also not fun at all. Swiping the arm quickly across the table and knocking everything off in a fit of rage is probably the most fun thing to do. Also, very buggy. Your arm will randomly go all the way through items and then get stuck in them, and other game breaking weirdness with the hand. Luckily, you don't actually have to complete and serve a cup of tea to get all the achievements. Except for the last one, which is play (run) the game 500 times, which is just absolutely ridiculous.
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48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
Made me giggle for a while, then began the rage. It is worth getting in a bundle/sale just for a laugh but definitely not worth the RRP.

One of the Achievements is to play it 500 times, I think I would lose my sanity before I ever got that Achievement.
Happy table flipping.
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40 of 50 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
2hrs or less to get 100% achievement status on this one.

If you get this game in a bundle, or on sale for $1 or less, consider it worthwhile. You'll get an hour or two of fun out of it and it's even more fun if you get someone else to play and watch them make the same hillarious mistakes you did. Ampu-Tea is easier to get into than Surgeon Simulator and appeals to a different audience, this is definitely a more casual version of the precise control genre--in some ways it almost feels like a short parody of Surgeon Simulator.

Your goal is to make a cup of tea to order, as it appears on a randomly generated instruction card. Sometimes you will also need to add sugar, a certain amount of water or milk will be needed, and other times you will need to avoid certain ingredients.

Some of the achievements are fun to get as well. I enjoyed clearing everything off and flipping over the table the most. The launch the game 500 times achievement is definitely meant as a joke.

The music is okay, there is only one short track to speak of. Sound effects get the job done but aren't memorable in any way. I didn't experience any bugs or stability issues and was glad to find that all features of the game and achievements worked fine.
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