Cuisineer Launching a Demo at Next Week's Steam Next Fest

Get ready to show those cooking skills. XSeed Games

Marvelous Europe and XSEED Games are offering a roguelite-flavored dungeon crawler with a twist. We say that because in Cuisineer, the real focus is food. While there's no definite release date, it's expected to be released this summer. There is a bit of good news and that is a demo for the Steam Next Fest, from June 19 to June 26.

The game follows the story of Pom, who returns to her hometown of Paell. Upon arriving, she learns that not only has her parents closed down their restaurant business, but it is also in deep debt. She now has to re-open the restaurant and make sure that it succeeds this time. To come up with dishes to turn the place into a sensation, she'll need to collect ingredients from the land by adventuring in the world outside of Paell.

It's not going to be easy as this adventurer turned restaurateur must explore and fight her away on diverse biomes to get her hands on those ingredients for cooking delicious meals. She'll have to go through four different biomes, from the icy caves to marshy swamplands, to obtain the finest ingredients. Each adventure offers unique challenges along with corresponding rewards. Meanwhile, procedural generation allows new layouts, enemy camps, and ingredients native to respective biomes.

Features of the game include:

  • Craft Your Own Delicious Culinary Experience
    • Cook more than 100 different recipes from around the world.
    • Get the right dishes to the right customers.
    • Customize the kitchen and dining hall with the help of local artisans.
  • A Smorgasbord of Dungeons
    • Explore the Green Ruins, Frozen Fjord, Konpeito Swamps and other procedurally-generated biomes that change their size, shape, and resources in every visit.
  • Master the Flavors of Fighting
    • Knock out monsters and rivals with Salty, Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Umami, Frosty and Toasty powers to unleash flame, poison, chain lightning, and other fantastic effects.
    • Fight using unique utensils and gourmet gear, like Spatula, Smackerel, Swordfish and Tenderiser.
  • Take Quests to Go
    • From Naicha the Bubble Tea seller to Alder the big friendly blacksmith, the town is full of sweet and spicy townsfolk to befriend.
    • While dungeon diving, be on the lookout for items the townsfolk need.
    • Be rewarded with gold, new items, and more recipes to take cooking and adventuring to new heights.

Cuisineer is coming to the PC through Steam.

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