New trailer showcases your very own kitchen nightmare.
Kasedo Games and Dapper Penguin Studios, the makers of hit business tycoon game Rise of Industry, have today announced Recipe for Disaster - a tasty new restaurant sim coming to Windows PC later this year.
Recipe for Disaster is a restaurant management and social simulation game that puts players in the shoes of an inexperienced, but ambitious, head chef working towards fulfilling their lifelong dream of becoming an internationally renowned restaurateur.
Serving up a different challenge to players, Recipe for Disaster explores the complex social relationships between staff and customers, as well as the disastrous and humorous consequences of poor management in the service industry.
“We’re thrilled to be able to announce our continuing relationship with Kasedo Games following our work together on Rise of Industry,” said Alex Mochi, Founder of Dapper Penguin Studios. “We wanted to create a different experience from a standard restaurant tycoon, focussing on the social aspects of the industry, rather than just the day-to-day management. This emphasis on people is what makes Recipe for Disaster truly unique.”
During a typical day, serious personality clashes and major skill gaps within a restaurant’s team of staff can easily disrupt service, whilst the volatile attitudes and tastes of customers may prove to be the barrier that separates players from those all-important positive review scores.
“Anyone who has worked in the hospitality industry knows of that one colleague or customer that makes their day more difficult than it needs to be,” continues Mochi. “Recipe for Disaster embraces those characters and challenges players to overcome those difficulties while still providing a quality service.”
Assemble your dream team – Pick from a pool of procedurally generated hopefuls. Consider each individual’s unique combination of traits and skill levels, and how these might affect their work efficiencies, relationships, and customer interactions. Will they fit in? Or will they prove to be more trouble than they’re worth?
Restaurant building - Customize the design and layout of your restaurants using intuitive building tools and a range of colourful themes. Equip your kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, decorate your dining area, and build storage to hold those precious ingredients.
Get your priorities straight - Manually assign tasks to your team or keep everyone busy using a highly customisable priority system. Keep a close eye on incoming customer orders and adjust your strategy in real-time to ensure the highest standard of food and customer service.
Work ethics – Manage your team’s attitude and stamina levels to minimise the risk of sickness and mid-service walkouts. Some staff will love the tasks that you give them whilst others will loathe them! Be alert to staff thoughts, temporary and permanent trait changes, and evolving relationships within your team.
The customer is always right – Pay close attention to the demands of your customers and adjust your menu to match their tastes. Be wary of dietary requirements, food allergies and unusual preferences.
Everyone’s a critic – Decide how best to deal with the requests and complaints of your staff and customers. Will you be sympathetic or combative? Pushovers and tyrants will soon find themselves out of business so you’ll have to read each situation carefully.
A matter of taste – Work with reliable, and dubious, supplier contacts to secure a diverse array of ingredients. Use the intuitive recipe editor to freely create original recipes and add them to your menus.
...and that's just for starters - Updates planned for cooperative and competitive multiplayer, additional themes and room types, health inspections, staff rotas, disasters, and comprehensive modding support.