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So to fit with this year’s theme “Hands Off”, I made a cooking management game!
Your workers that you command are good and bad at making one type of food, and the quality of the food they make can radically vary. If they make something with a good quality, then the customer will get back in line for seconds (or thirds, or fourths). What’s not helping is that the customers are about as vague as can be with what they want from the menu - so you better hope you tell your crew the correct food to make. However, if you get a good amount of correct orders over bad ones, you might get a little bonus to help you out.
Randomly, your workers might get a boost or drop in morale - it’s completely random, but it’s at least only once a day.
You have to believe in your workers’ skills to make sure that you’ll have enough money to pay off your $1500 debt in 5 days. Each day takes 2 minutes in real time, so make sure you have around 10 minutes to spare. The game also stores your 3 highest scores, provided you’re able to pay off the debt.
When the game loads for the first time, it’ll ask you if you’d like to change the controls - I’d recommend at least looking at the defaults, and adjusting the graphics/audio settings from this menu. If you say no, you can still access the menu from “Options” on the title screen using the arrow keys, and pressing Z to choose the option. Changeable keyboard keys use a generic 1-6 graphic for each key, so it’s strongly recommended to look.
Install Instructions: Extract the zip into its own folder, then run the “GainJam2021.exe” file, and have fun! Feel free to post your score(s) with any feedback.
Default Keyboard Controls
Arrow Keys to move through menus
Key 1: Z (Choosing/Confirming)
Key 2: X (Backing out or scrolling through your food queue)
Key 3: C (Opens/Closes your food queue)
Key 4: V (Tosses out your topmost item in the food queue when the queue is open)
Key 5: A (Just used in the options menu to scroll left)
Key 6: D (Just used in the options menu to scroll right)
System Requirements: Windows 7 or newer. If you’re using Windows 7, make sure Service Pack 1 is installed first.
NOTE: The arrow keys, d-pad, and analog stick cannot be rebinded! The analog stick’s deadzone can be modified, however.
EXTRA CREDITS: Royalty Free music by Rolemusic.
In-game Screenshots (Using a PS4 Controller, Button Icons can be changed):