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Crossroads Inn

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Management
Publisher: Klabater
Developer: Kraken Unleashed Games
Release Date: Oct. 23, 2019

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'Crossroads Inn' (ALL) Anniversary Edition Bundles DLCs, New Content - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2020 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT

Crossroads Inn is a real-time tavern management simulator, where you build your very own tavern, hire and oversee staff, manage your supply chain and specialize your services, research new recipes and encounter a host of unconventional characters.

Crossroads Inn is a real-time management sim with role-playing games elements.

The game consists of two unique modes offering totally different experiences. In Sandbox mode gamers will focus solely on managing their business and economy – to build their very own tavern, hire and oversee staff, manage the supply chains and create new dish recipes. In Campaign mode, micromanagement is just a prelude to a rich story as the kingdom is in turmoil and a shift of power is expected. Your Inn will soon attract the attention of important political and military figures, who are desperately trying to hold on to the reins of power.

Gamers will become part of a large-scale drama full of political intrigues, vivid characters, treacherous NPC’s and dangerous quests inspired by RPG games – You will even have a damsel in distress to save!

Crossroads Inn Anniversary Edition will be available on the October 22, 2020 on Steam , GOG, Humble Store, and other PC digital stores.

The game’s definitive edition brings tons of improvement, new content, and debuts at an original price (24,99 USD/EUR).

Though the game struggled with technical issues shortly after the launch, it became a fantasy sim fans’ favorite. Starting from October 22, exactly one year after the original launch, Crossroads Inn will officially become Anniversary Edition, which will include:

  • An epic campaign, Sandbox mode, and dozen of scenarios
  • Pests & Puppies DLC with lovely pets and malicious pests
  • The Pit DLC - open an underground basement and run all kinds of illegal activities
  • Hooves & Wagons DLC - guests now own horses and bring wagons with them
  • Bath & Beauty DLC offering beautiful bathtubs and bathrooms
  • Crops & Harvest DLC (new content!): time to gather crops and feast!
  • Digital goodies pack: unique cookbook, soundtrack, all sketches and concepts that were used during development
  • FLCs and event-related items
  • New bard and a new adventurer
  • Chinese language support! - Crossroads Inn turned out to be an indie hit on Chinese market and along with Anniversary Edition lands a Chinese (simplified) version of the game!

Among the most significant improvements to the base game Anniversary Edition will offer:

  • New Pathfinding & AI - no more blocking on stairs, no more horses trying to reach stables through Inn’s main hall;)
  • Engine Performance - A lot of performance-related issues will be eliminated by upgrading the game’s Esenthel engine to its latest version. We have joined forces with Greg Slazinski, a creator of the engine. Big thanks, Greg!
  • UI & Tutorial - Crossroads Inn is not an easy game, especially for beginners. This is why devs are now working on an extensive help system that includes better UI, loads of tips available through loading screens, innkeeper journal, and in-game tutorials.

Most importantly, anyone who owns the original game will receive an Anniversary Edition upgrade for free on 22nd October!

“It is hard to believe, but Crossroads Inn was released nearly a year ago! For better or worse, we have struggled with some technical issues.” - said Patryk Pietraszkiewicz, Lead Programmer in Crossroads Inn team - “Anniversary Edition being on the way is a special moment, we have not only gathered forces for the definitive ‘quality’ battle, but we also share a lot of additional content for free with our great community. This is the right way to say thank you to so many people who supported us since launch.”

What’s more, Klabater joined forces with Greg Slazinski, a creator of the Esenthel game engine. Greg is now helping the dev team to eliminate the remaining technical issues.

“I’m impressed with the amazing and unique job Klabater team did for Crossroads Inn in Esenthel. I’m here mostly to help when it comes to final polishing and eliminating glitches here and there. This game requires some technical updates to reveal its full potential, and this is what both the devs and players would love to see.” said Greg Slazinski, developer of the Esenthel Engine.

Key Features:

  • Real-time management sim and RPG in one!
  • Two distinct game modes: an epic Campaign mode with a non-linear story (12 different endings!) and nearly endless Sandbox mode dedicated to hardcore sim fans
  • A rich and detailed lore with feuding factions and powerful organizations – choose to forge alliances or work against others in an original low fantasy setting
  • Once in a lifetime culinary adventure designed in cooperation with the experts from Nerds’ Kitchen! Discover recipes, create new dishes and serve varied menus to attract different social groups 
  • A complex tavern economy simulation with various groups of customers, special guests, unique and regular employees, dozens of resources and facilities to build and develop - all binded together with a network of reliances
  • Original soundtrack composed by talented team including Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher 3) and recorded with traditional folk instruments from various cultures and eras
  • Expanded in-game culinary recipes along with a fully developed nutritional system created to influence relationships with different guests and fractions
  • Extensive in-game editor that allows to fully modify game and to create your own campaigns, scenarios and adventures with access to all game assets

Currently available for PC, Crossroads Inn is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2020.

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