Chicaco-based Trinket Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $38,000 for a new magic and cooking action game called Battle Chef Brigade.
The game, which features hand-drawn animations and environments, sees a cast of unique chefs compete to win the judges’ favor in the “Battle Chef Royale” competition. Players will hunt monsters in the Kitchen Arena for ingredients, before using special skills and spells to make a dish of their choice within the time limit while keeping in mind the judges’ picky tastes.
Here’s the rundown on hunting and cooking:
Battle Chefs stock their pantries by hunting monsters in the Arena! Monsters abound, each with their own dangers and ingredients.
- Unique Style – Chefs have their own hunting abilities and upgrades. Control Mina’s whirling knives, Thrash’s blood-hungry sword, and Kirin’s mechanical traps!
- Wild Monsters – Ingredients aren’t just sitting on the shelf in Battle Chef Brigade! Each monster can drop different cuts of meat but only the most precise chefs get the best ones.
- Ecology – The monsters are part of an ecosystem that you can influence and upset. You can feed the birds to get more eggs, but letting the other monsters snack on them might be very dangerous.
Players must concoct unique dishes before running out of time in each round. Carefully season, sauce, and transform your ingredients to win the adulation of the judges.
- Creativity – You’re in charge of deciding what dishes to create! Be mindful of the round timer and the judges’ picky tastes. If you want to serve pan-seared dragon shank with raw squid stomach, go right ahead. Keep in mind that not everyone likes uncooked seafood or even dragon meat!
- Spells – The best meals are made with skill AND magic. Accelerate cooking times with an inferno, super-season a dish, and swap tastes and textures. Eat your own dishes to regain health and mana – just make sure they’re edible first!
- Judging – The sternest gourmands, from meat-loving Orcs to diet-obsessed Elves, will be tasting your dishes. Keep their gustatory preferences in mind and make sure not to serve them any uncooked, burnt, or over-seasoned food.
Players will have the opportunity to upgrade their chefs and tools, including larger pots and pans, speciality equipment, and spells, as they progress.
Battle Chef Brigade is currently planned for release across PC via Steam and the Humble Store, Mac, and Linux in April 2016. Consoles and handhelds depend on time and the success of the Kickstarter campaign.
Find out more at the project’s Kickstarter page.