A Sweet Distraction

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Sometimes one needs a small distraction to keep the daily travails of the Metaverse in perspective. Recently I encountered just such a distraction, and with a Victorian theme to boot.

Namely, I ran across a little game called Chocolatier, which allows you to fill the confectioner’s apron of a Victorian candy maker as you rise from novice to Master Chocolatier.

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Below I have have reproduced the author’s description of the game:

Conquer the world with chocolate! Become a master chocolatier one ingredient at a time in this spirited adventure. Search the globe for exclusive recipes and the sweetest ingredients . . . but watch out for conniving competitors! Between trips, set up your factories to maximize production in a fast-paced frenzy of fun. Do you have the savvy for scrumptiousness to climb the ranks from Apprentice to Master Chocolatier? Featuring two game modes, an original storyline, and gorgeous full-screen graphics, Chocolatier is a scrumptious treat for the whole family.

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I found the game to be highly enjoyable, interesting and quite addictive. It is at heart a mercantile game as you seek to gain wealth and prestige by carefully managing your resources and recipes. I actually learned a bit about Geography and the Victorian world-view as I raced about the world making sure I had all the ingredients I required, filling orders and completing missions.

A demo version of the game is available from RealArcade HERE. If you are a fan of today’s highly popular “casual games“, which can be played easily whenever you have a few minutes to spare, I think you will find Chocolatier to be an excellent choice. It’s clever theme and Victorian resonance won my heart…and made me hungry.

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1 Comment

  1. Yummy. This sound like the perfect game for a Duchess from Chocolate Town, USA.
    *grins*


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