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The Trouble with Earl Grey

You are the owner of Café Latte. When two of your regular customers seem in a bit of relationship trouble, will you be able to uncover what is really happening? Will you save their relationship?

There are 3 unlockable endings, plus various mini unlockables.

Word Count: ~9000

Single playthrough: 15-45 minutes

What people have said about the game...

"This game, while very simple, was a joy to play! I love trying to puzzle out information from everybody. It took me 30~ minutes to get one ending and find all the secrets of one character, I can't wait to find the rest of them!" -Metasilicate

"What I liked most was trying to find the truth. It was a nice touch and I won't lie I got anxious when the time was going." -infel

"It's not usually my type of game, but I really enjoyed it. A bit like a lot of people like Battlestar Galactica, even if they're not into sci-fi." -Alex

Earl Grey Forever After

Bonus content available for the price of a cup of coffee! In this spin-off, you take on the life of a protagonist, who, despite their own misgivings, is arranging a marriage to the earl. But somebody is determined to scare you away. Will you put your life on the line to reach a happy ending?

Choose your own pronouns: her/him/nem*

There are 3 unlockable endings, plus an easter egg.

Word Count: ~11,000
Single playthrough: 10-30 minutes

*My apologies to those who prefer 'they'. This was written at a time where I was not aware of 'they' and non-binary gender identity. I just didn't have the terminology to hand, so it's referred to as "gender free".

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(24 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Tagscafe, Casual, coffee, Romance, Short, Story Rich, tea, Victorian
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

My-Cup-Of-Coffee-win.zip 17 MB
My-Cup-Of-Coffee-mac.zip 16 MB
My-Cup-Of-Coffee-linux.tar.bz2 19 MB
Earl-Grey-Forever-After-linux.tar.bz2 84 MB
if you pay $2.50 USD or more
Earl-Grey-Forever-After-mac.zip 79 MB
if you pay $2.50 USD or more
Earl-Grey-Forever-After-win.zip 81 MB
if you pay $2.50 USD or more

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Small error on Forever After: If you select to make all characters gender liberated, it still says "the earl of Lemonshire himself" then goes to ne/nem/nir pronouns directly after that.

Thanks so much for reporting this! I'll see if I still have the codebase to available to fix it! Much appreciated! <3


I only played for one ending (got the happily ever after yay) but this was a nice quirky game with fairly short read and cute sprites. The colors are very warm and makes a relaxing atmosphere too. 

However when I tried to save my choices I was greeted with rows of codes. 

Aw thanks for writing this zanearaki! <3
I am so glad you got the happy ending!

Sorry to hear about the weird bug! Would you mind telling me if this was on Windows, Mac, or Linux, and when did you try to save? Hope I can fix it! :)

No problem :D

Windows. At 22 January 2020 I believe. The same day I posted this comment. 

FYI the main directory of Forever After (at least the Windows version) contains an archive game.7z with what seems to be an earlier build of the game, and which you probably didn't intend to leave there.

Haven't finished playing yet, but I really love your art style, and you have somehow managed to do the impossible and convince me to romance a man with mutton chops, so thank you =)

Yikes! Thanks very much for making me aware of this!! I shall investigate immediately! And thanks about the art style - it's nice to know that it doesn't always have to be traditional anime-style bishonen! He's just not the usual love interest, is he? ^_^