Play with your food
“Noodles fly in every direction and eggs pour from the sky”
There aren’t many games that make us hungry. You’d think Overcooked would have a chance but we always get too distracted furiously shouting about onions or tomatoes and screaming about dirty dishes. This means there’s definitely a gap in the market for something to tempt those tastebuds. Kickstarter success Nour does just that. It’s time to grab some digital noodles and settle down with a delicious interactive ramen simulator. Yes,
really. Ramen at work
Lone developer TJ Hughes was inspired by the intriguing shapes, colours, and textures of bubble tea and started 3D modelling glasses of the tapioca-filled drink. It was when he moved onto modelling ramen, though, that he managed to make all of his friends ravenous. After that he dived into creating interactive food art.
There’s no need to worry about cooking skill here. Hughes has already done the hard graft in the kitchen and all you have to do is hammer the buttons on your keyboard and see what happens. Noodles fly in every direction and perfectly cooked eggs pour from the sky in this satisfying sandbox. There are no objectives beyond being creative and having fun with ramen.
And it doesn’t stop at noodles. Popcorn needs popping, toast needs, well, toasting and mochi ice cream balls need to have sprinkles rained down on them from a tiny squee-inducing shower. There’s even Midi Fighter 3D support if you fancy some ultra-tactile food interaction with your favourite controller. We can’t wait to eat up later this year.
Next on Hughes’ list to be added to his culinary playground are hipster favourite avocado toast, doughnuts and, of course, boneless pizza.
Format PC Developer Terrifying Jellyfish ETA April Web http://bit.ly/gmnourgame