Factsheet

Developer:
Mindcake Games
Based in Singapore and Manila

Release date:
October 2017

Platforms:
Google Play
Apple Store

Website:
mindcakegames.com

Regular Price:

Free to Play

Description

Chef Wars is the first food discovery RPG! Help Sylvie recruit top chefs, source the best ingredients, and invent hundreds of recipes from around the world. Then use those recipes to win Iron Chef-styled kitchen battles. Become the most famous chef to fulfill her father's dying wish - to stop the evil Baron von Pork from world domination!

History

Mindcake started in 2015 when two guys - one from an AAA publishing background, another a veteran indie developer - banded to make light-hearted discovery games. Inspired by greats like "Carmen Sandiego", "Uncharted Waters: New Horizons" and the "Civilization" series, they wanted to build games that celebrate people and culture, and let players have fun exploring the world! Chef Wars is Mindcake's first game, and was launched on Google Play and the iOS Appstore on October 2017.

Features

  • INVENT: Source 200 ingredients. Then mix and match to invent over 900 recipes!
  • EXPLORE: Visit 500 towns on a fully explorable, real-world map.
  • TRAIN: Recruit and train 30 chefs - each with their own traits and backstories.
  • COMPETE: Build your recipe arsenal to win themed cooking battles! 3000+ unique fights presided by special celebrity judges!
  • RISE UP: Win the annual Cheffy Awards, reach Master Chef level, and defeat Baron von Pork once and for all.

Videos

Chef Wars Short Trailer YouTube

Chef Wars Launch Trailer YouTube

Chef Wars Trailer - Guess the Recipe! YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (27MB)
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chefwars_3_judging.png
chefwars_4_ingredients.png

download logo files as .zip (145KB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "New + Updated Games, Google Play Feature" Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2017
  • "Our Favorite Indie Games, Apple iTunes Feature" October 2017
  • "New Games We Love, Apple iTunes Feature" Oct 12-18, 2017
  • "#1 RPG in 24 Countries, Apple iTunes Rankings" Oct 12-18, 2017
  • "#1 Educational Game in 104 Countries, Apple iTunes Rankings" Oct 12-18, 2017
  • "IMGA SEA Finalist" 2nd International Mobile Gaming Awards - SEA, Oct 14-15, 2017
  • "Google Play Early Access Feature" Selected for Early Access, Aug - Sep 2017
  • "Indie Prize 2017 Finalist" Casual Connect Asia 2017, May 16-18 2017

Selected Articles

  • "Possibly the most the charming game I’ve ever played. If you told me this was a mobile game made by a major studio... I’d believe you!"
    - Paul Meekin, Heavy.com
  • "There’s so much to unlock and discover, you’ll find yourself getting sucked in every time you play!"
    - Cammy Harbison, Player.One
  • "RPGs usually transport us to fantasy universes, spectacular matches, and epic stories. The problem is when there are hundreds and hundreds of video games cut by the same pattern. That is why it is important to defend titles like Chef Wars, a most original RPG in which we play fun culinary matches!"
    - Nelson de Benito, Uptodown
  • "The cute little RPG animations without the need to be constantly online makes Chef Wars the perfect middle ground between something simple like Candy Crush and something super complicated like MMORPGS. My entire family cannot stop playing this game and it has taught us a lot about the different cuisines from different cities!"
    - Cecilia, Fan Comments

Mindcake Facebook Page
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Mindcake Twitter @mindcakes
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Chef Wars Community
Signup to our more intimate closed FB group to get exclusive updates, help us playtest, and get cool rewards! facebook.com.


About Mindcake Games

Boilerplate
Mindcake is an indie building light-hearted discovery games! Our mission is simple: we make games that celebrate people and culture. We want players to have fun exploring the world!

More information
More information on Mindcake Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Chef Wars Credits

Clifford Lim
Designer

Juan Karlo Licudine
Programmer

Lois Laqui
Artist

Buko Studios
Production Art

Sound Design Manila
Music


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