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Video Game / Potion Maker

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Tia and Pio doing their best to advertise.

Potion Maker is a game for Android and iOS, created by a Korean studio Sinsiroad as their first product. It takes place in an alchemical workshop, where you make potions as requested by various adventurers by putting the right ingredients into a cauldron. You work along two cute girls, both of them accomplished potion makers in their own right, and an indetermined number of cats.

This game provides examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Pio. She admits to being jealous of Tia's measurements.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: The very point of the game is creating magical potions, though the effects of most of them are pretty vague.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: One of the main goals of the game. You can get various costumes for Pio and Tia by fully upgrading potions, completing events or buying them.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: Potion break shields, they prevent the potions from being destroyed when an enhancement fails.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Red potions, they have one of the highest enhancement multipliers which can make them sell for a lot. The downside? Their abysmal success rates, higher tier potions can end up having percentages lower than 10%.
  • Boring, but Practical: Played straight, then averted with yellow potions. Their enhancement multiplier ranges between 1x and 3x, however they have a set success rate of at least 70% for all enhancement levels and the amount of times they can be enhanced increases with each material tier, leaving them with a total multiplier almost equal or greater than red potions in high tiers.
  • Featureless Protagonist: We know absolutely nothing about the main character except that they are a talented alchemist and that the girls find them attractive.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Dolbur, Luke and Piria respectively.
  • The Intern: Tia was sent to work in Pio's store by the kingdom's potion academy in the palace. Probably to teach her humility, though she suggests it's because she's too skilled to be a mere student.
  • Love Potion: Tia is secretly interested in it. The disturbing fact is that she's probably capable of actually making it.
  • No Name Given: The protagonist.
  • Older Than They Look: Tia has pretty adult proportions despite being younger than Pio. Pio notes it as unusual and possibly a result of magical potion.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Both Pio and Tia, the only known demons in the game, are winged humanoids with pointy ears. It is also mentioned that their physical growth is slow, albeit Tia is an exception.
  • Random Event: Quests and challenge quests, although they're apparently set on a timer, one could arrive when you least expect it... or want it since they usually ask for a different potion than the one you're working on and even if they ask for the exact one it means forfeiting that very expensive potion in which you spent a all of those Pushcats tickets, Break shields and Success rate enhancers.
    • The quest generator is just as random, you'll get people asking for a "sample potion" that barely has any effect to go hunting dragons or asking for a divine potion capable of reviving certain beings... just to go search for a cat.
  • Random Number God: And how... Almost everything relies in luck, the most notable one being Potion Enhancements, if it succeeds your potion's value will be multiplied by a set amount, fail and well... hope you won't miss that potion. Each type of potion gets their own set of success rates, with some having a set percentage for all levels, others having gradually decreasing rates for every succesful enhancement, and in some cases success rates with chances of 1%.
    • Same for some event request rewards, it doesn't help that they take a long time to complete.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tia is a mild example. She is a competent potion maker, but tends to overestimate her skills to absurd proportions.
  • Tsundere: Tia, in her own words: "Who are you calling a tsundere?!"
  • Younger Than They Look: When Tia sees Pio for the first time, she mistakenly assumes Pio to be a child.