Indie Cup Germany’22
Main IdeaTiny Bookshop - A Tiny Utopia for Bookworms and Mid-Core Dreamers
Daydream of a tiny utopia – becoming part of a loving community through selling used books from your tiny bookshop.
Main DescriptionExplore the picturesque coastal town of Bookstonbury-by-the Sea as you make a living selling used books out of your trailer and befriend the locals. Build your small business, discover wonderful locations, help out the community, solve mysteries, and become a part of the town's story.
The dreamy town of Bookstonbury-by-the-Sea has seen better days, for sure. But at its heart is a community dedicated to reviving the town. Help them out by bringing the gift of used books to the people. Find each person the perfect book at the perfect time – that is your mission. Make the Tiny Bookshop your own by painting it a funky color and absolutely plastering it with plants. Plants and fairy lights, yeeess.
The core gameplay loop is split in 4 simple phases:
1. Buy used books
2. Select a location for the day
3. Select what books to bring to that location
4. Lean back, sell books, and chat with the locals
One loop of tiny bookshop takes about two minutes, making it a great fit for gamers on the go, while the mechanics and depth can easily sustain hour-long play-sessions. Speaking of depth, this core-loop might sound deceptively simple, however, below the surface level activities lie many secret mechanics, game-changers and special events to be uncovered during play.