Explore and protect Neverue in "Tales of the Tavern," a fantasy ARPG that mixes intense combat with cozy life-sim elements like cooking and farming. Play as Gwen, mastering culinary magic to enhance her abilities.
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Why Early Access?

“Welcome, adventurers, to the early stages of our grand journey! Tales of the Tavern is in Early Access as we embark on a quest to craft a truly remarkable game. We value your feedback and aim to shape the game's future alongside you. Our tavern doors are open to your suggestions, ideas, and bug reports as we strive to create a game that will stand the test of time.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our adventure in Early Access is expected to last until late 2025. During this time, we'll be enhancing the game based on your feedback and adding exciting new content to enrich your experience. Your continued support and engagement will be our guiding stars on this journey.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We hope that the full release of Tales of the Tavern will see a fully fleshed-out storyline, complete with more bosses to battle, spells to master, meals to cook, locations to explore, and quests to undertake. We envision a world brimming with life and adventure, where every corner holds a new mystery waiting to be uncovered.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Tales of the Tavern includes all core mechanics, from cooking, quest, craft, gathering, exploring and provides a solid foundation for the game's future development. You can expect boss fights, and grinding through dungeons to find rare loot and level up your character! While there may be some rough edges and areas to polish, we're committed to refining the game based on your feedback and suggestions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“As we continue to expand and enhance Tales of the Tavern, we plan to gradually increase the price to reflect the growing scope and depth of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We believe that the heart of any great tavern is its community, and we're excited to invite you to be a part of ours. We'll be engaging with our players through the Steam community page, our Discord server, social media channels, surveys, polls, and playtest events. Your feedback will be instrumental in shaping the future of Tales of the Tavern, and we can't wait to embark on this adventure with you.”
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About This Game


Tales of the Tavern is an inventive top-down fantasy ARPG that skillfully combines fast-paced action with cozy activities. Set in the vibrant 3D world of Neverue, filled with detailed 2D characters, the game offers a unique blend of combat, crafting, and exploring the world.

Step into the shoes of Gwen, a chef-turned-heroine from the quaint town of Osul, as she navigates through diverse and enchanting realms, as well as mystical dungeons and magical caverns. Each realm offers unique environments to explore, resources to gather, and mysteries to solve.

Engage in high-speed battles using a variety of weapons and spells. Between skirmishes, retreat to Tohm Kyatt's tavern to cook up power-boosting meals with ingredients collected on your adventures. Master the culinary arts with interactive cooking minigames that affect your combat abilities.

When not in combat, Gwen can farm, fish, trade, and gather resources to sustain her adventures and craft new gear. Each activity is designed to seamlessly integrate into the game’s storyline and progression, enhancing the immersive experience of living in Neverue.

Embark on an array of quests that propel you through the game’s rich narrative. From clearing out infested dungeons to rescuing mythical creatures, each quest offers unique challenges and rewards. Discover and cook ancient recipes that unlock secrets to forgotten magic.

"Tales of the Tavern" is designed with replayability in mind. The game's dynamic world evolves with each playthrough, offering new challenges and opportunities. Different realms offer distinct climates and ecosystems, demanding adaptive strategies and gameplay styles.

The game harmoniously blends action-packed adventures with relaxing downtime activities. Whether you're in a heated battle or tending to your garden, the transition is fluid, keeping you engaged and invested in both the thrill of combat and the satisfaction of crafting and building.

Enjoy a visually captivating experience where animated 2D characters interact within a lush 3D world, enriched by hand-painted textures and a vibrant soundtrack. "Tales of the Tavern" offers a unique aesthetic that bridges the gap between action and tranquility, making every aspect of the game a joy to explore.[url][/url]

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950, Radeon R7 360, or Intel HD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.4ghz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2060, Radeon RX 5600 XT, or Intel Arc A580
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • OS: 10.13.6+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000 (must support Metal API)
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.14+
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel UHD 630+ (must support Metal API)
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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