Ever wanted to know how robots and cooking get along together? Well, wonder no more. Automachef is a robot-themed culinary puzzler from Hermes Interactive and British studio Team17. The game will be launching this summer for PC and Nintendo Switch.
In Automachef, players will build a series of automated kitchens which produce a variety of dishes. Each kitchen must be built to different specifications, so players must exercise spatial awareness, design savvy, and planning skills. Players won't be alone in their endeavors; they'll be accompanied by Robert Person, who is definitely human and who will guide players in placing machines and building the perfect kitchen. Check out the announcement trailer for Automachef below:
Gameplay-wise, Automachef looks like it sits somewhere between Overcooked, Factorio, and Infinifactory. Three play modes will be available to players. There will be a traditional single-player campaign, as well as a Contracts mode in which players will construct a business around their kitchens. Finally, there's Test Site mode, a sandbox setup that allows players to construct and test machines at their leisure. Along the way, Robert Person (still definitely human, remember) will offer his guidance and help in building the right machines to fulfill requests and master recipes. Each recipe requires a different machine setup, and players must tell each machine what its function is. Machine setups can also be saved as blueprints for use in future kitchens.
Automachef will be available for PC and Nintendo Switch in summer 2019. It's being developed by Argentinian studio Hermes Interactive and will be the studio's second project, following naval strategy game Winds of Trade. British publisher Team17 is handling publishing duties. The legendary company's portfolio includes games like the fantastic Yoku's Island Express and the equally brilliant (and thematically relevant) Overcooked. No word yet on a specific release date for Automachef. We'll bring you more as we get it.
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