Mindcake Games
Based in Singapore and Manila

Release date:
October 2017

Google Play
Apple Store


Regular Price:

Free to Play


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!


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.


  • 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.


Chef Wars Short Trailer YouTube

Chef Wars Launch Trailer YouTube

Chef Wars Trailer - Guess the Recipe! YouTube


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

download logo files as .zip (145KB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "Google Play Editor's Choice" Jan 2017
  • "Google Play's Best Games of 2017 (Indie, SEA)" Dec 2017
  • "Compelling Concepts, Apple iTunes US Feature" Nov 9 - 15, 2017
  • "Gorgeous Graphics, Apple iTunes Canada Feature" Nov 9 - 15, 2017
  • "New + Updated Games, Google Play Global Feature" Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2017
  • "Our Favorite Indie Games, Apple iTunes South-East Asia Feature" Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
  • "New Games We Love, Apple iTunes Global 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
  • "Game of the Day, Apple iTunes Global Feature" Oct 12, 2017
  • "IMGA SEA Finalist" 2nd International Mobile Gaming Awards - SEA, Oct 14-15, 2017
  • "Google Play Early Access Feature" Selected for Early Access, August - September 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
  • "Good food has the power to bring people together in exciting new experiences. A hearty meal is an adventure – one that’ll take you places, and have you relishing the peoples and cultures of the world. That’s precisely the message Chef Wars aims to impart"
    - Michael Logarta, GMA News Online
  • "A fresh take on the role-playing genre with its food exploration theme!"
    - Vincent Chang, Straits Times
  • "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

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About Mindcake Games

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!

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Chef Wars Credits

Clifford Lim

Juan Karlo Licudine

Lois Laqui

Buko Studios
Production Art

Sound Design Manila

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks