Run your own bar with Bar World by DNA Games
We took a peek at this brand new game, and give you the full details after the break.
While installing the game, we thought it might be similar to a game like Nightclub City, but it actually plays much closer to Baking Life or Cafe World. Instead of just running a club and attracting customers, you run mixing machines and create drinks. The bar has drink recipes for beer, liquor, and wine, and you make these drinks in machines by clicking on them and serve them on counters when they're ready. Recipes have different lengths of time to make, and give out different profits and XP for making them. Your bar has an overall experience level, and you also have a popularity level which increases by visiting and helping out friends, and a bar rating that is increased by buying decorations for your bar and giving your customers drinks.
We love how this game has a cute art style, but a more adult content to it. The fact that you are making real mixed drinks such as Gin and Tonic, Mint Juleps and Mudslides and that you can serve IPAs and Merlots adds an element to the game that makes it feel like something an adult would play. It almost feels "cool" to play this game and serve drinks to your customers. After all, who doesn't want to be a bartender at some point in their life?
The similarities to Nightclub City begin with the ability to micromanage your customers and buy them drinks. You can also play matchmaker and connect your friends with each other. Another similarity to Nightclub City is that you can change the music and pick different tracks to play. Bar World also has locations that allow you to move your bar to different areas such as the Paradise Beach, Downtown, or the Mountaintop. These locations are unlocked through increasing your popularity or paying Bar Bucks.
One new innovative social and viral feature is the ability to play drinking games with friends. You can play games like Rock Paper Scissors which sends a request to your friend telling them to accept a request in order to play with you. If that won't cause installs for Bar World, we don't know what will.
Overall, this is a great new contender in the Facebook games space. It's obvious to us that DNA Games spent a lot money on this highly polished game and we think it will pay off for them. Bar World currently has 83,000 monthly active users and a high rating of 4.8 out of 5 from players so far.
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