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November 3, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Cuisineer: Shiok Mix of Dungeon-Crawling and Makan Magic comes in November

November 3, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Cuisineer, the food-focused action roguelite game, is gearing up to launch on November 9th on Steam. Developed by Singaporean studio BattleBrew Productions and co-published globally by Marvelous Europe and XSEED Games, the game promises a unique blend of culinary delights and dungeon-crawling adventure.

Adventurer Turns Chef

The game places players in the shoes of Pom, a young adventurer who unexpectedly transitions into the role of a restaurant owner. Upon returning to her hometown of Paell, Pom discovers her family’s restaurant closed and buried under insurmountable debt. The game’s premise revolves around Pom’s journey to revive the business, embarking on expeditions to gather rare and exotic ingredients by delving into dungeons filled with culinary-themed adversaries.

Cuisineer stands out for its fusion of action RPG rogue-lite gameplay and restaurant simulation elements. Players are tasked with exploring diverse biomes, defeating monsters, and securing ingredients to create over 100 delectable recipes. Additionally, the game will offer opportunities to personalize and adorn the restaurant with various furniture, allowing players to tailor their dining establishment to their liking.

Whack Monsters With Your Cooking Gear

The game’s combat mechanics involve Pom wielding cooking utensils against formidable foes such as giant chickens, artillery shrimps, and fire-breathing peppers, all while savoring boba tea during her perilous expeditions. The customizable weapons and gear in Cuisineer enable players to unlock and combine various taste-based powers, including Salty, Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Umami, Icy, and Toasty.

No More Boring Playthroughs?

Notably, the procedurally generated levels promise a diverse and ever-changing gaming experience, hopefully ensuring that no two playthroughs are identical. Players will navigate different dungeon biomes, including forests, volcanoes, fjords, and swamps, each presenting other challenges and culinary opportunities.

A Mix of Action-Adventure and Restaurant Sim

While the provided details offer a compelling overview of Cuisineer, some aspects still need clarification. It’s yet to be fully detailed how well the restaurant simulation elements interact with the action RPG gameplay. Additionally, the specific variety of the randomized levels and the full extent of the game’s progression systems can only be examined after the release.

Cuisineer: Game Combining Food and Adventure Drops on Steam Nov 9th!

The November 9th release date draws near, promising gamers a new gaming experience that combines the thrill of dungeon exploration with the art of culinary creation.

Stay tuned for the release of Cuisineer on November 9th on Steam.


Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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