A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

This is a demo of Nainai’s Recipe, we are still in development! You can find us @NainaiRecipe where we do progress updates and share tech & art stuff!

Open your fridge, choose the ingredients, examine, chop, seasoning, heat, and taste them. During the lockdown, you start to learn how to cook from your dear grandma.

Nainai’s Recipe is a game that captures the cooking feeling in stylized visuals. And a family story about how we lived together in a special way during 2020.

  • Maximum control - no preset ingredient slice texture, no performance-oriented steps,  we want you to enjoy cooking a meal from start to finish.
  • Food to a larger food tradition - We curated a stylized kitchen with strong flavor about a Chinese kitchen, including appliances, condiments, and food choices.
  • Bonding moment with Nainai - During this difficult period of time, you will have more chance than ever to talk to your Nainai and know her story!

Nainai’s Recipe is our thesis game made at NYU Game Center




奶奶的菜谱是一个关注烹饪的真实体验的游戏。也是一个关于我们如何在 2020 年用一种特殊的方式生活在一起的家庭故事。

  • 充分自由度 - 游戏不使用预设的食材状态,玩家可以自由的控制做饭的流程,用自己的方法做出不同的食物。
  • 中国美食的传统 - 食物与文化紧密相关,它不仅仅在多样的厨具,厨房的外貌,也在于做饭的程序,食材的搭配,食物的味道等等。我们希望在方方面面上捕捉到它们。
  • 奶奶的故事 - 菜谱也通过家庭传承。长大后就和奶奶没有什么共同话题了,希望能借着学做菜的机会多聊几句。听到她的故事,再次认识奶奶。

奶奶的菜谱是我们在纽约大学游戏中心(NYU Game Center)的毕设作品。中文版正在制作中。

如果在游戏中遇到 Bug,请使用游戏内的 Bug report 功能向我们发送错误信息(支持中文输入)。其他支持可通过 nainais.recipe@gmail.com 联系我们,感谢试玩!


0.7.13 - Jun 5, 2021 - Fixed a resolution related bug.
0.7.12 - May 30, 2021 - Added a feedback button. Day 3 can be played (but no story).
0.7.10 - May 21, 2021 - Improved the performance of finely cut pieces

If you meet a bug, feel free to send us a bug report in the game!
For support or any other inquiries, contact us at nainais.recipe@gmail.com
Updated 11 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 34 days ago
AuthorsHOU Mai, FannF
Made withUnity
Tags3D, Casual, cooking, family, Female Protagonist, Food, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Xbox controller


nainais-recipe-windows-x64.zip 71 MB
Version 0.7.13 17 days ago
nainais-recipe-windows-x86.zip 68 MB
Version 0.7.13 17 days ago
nainais-recipe-mac-universal.zip 82 MB
Version 0.7.13 17 days ago
nainais-recipe-linux-x64.zip 88 MB
Version 0.7.13 17 days ago


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I really love the visuals! Turning the ingredient felt a little wonky, but it was really satisfying to see it being served and eaten ^^

thank you!💗






This is actually really adorable I am super excited for the next two days ❤




This game is so cute! Gonna keep an eye on this one for sure!




This is really lovely, I'm eagerly looking forward to days 2 and 3 once they're ready! Thank you for a wonderful experience <3

Thank you for playing!💗


This is a fantastic little game. I'm looking forward to the updates! 
Though I think Nainai would be disappointed in my cooking if she saw what was really going on...


thank you for playing! Nainai will be happy cuz you tried!


What a wonderful game! It's so comfy and sweet... though I'm worried about nainai. She said she's fine but she's just trying not to worry us, isn't she!?

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Oh... it says in the updates that day 3 can be played, but my version (windows-x86) showed a note after day one saying the rest would be added later. Let me try again and see if I can keep cooking! (edit: after deleting the save and starting a game from the x64 zip this time, it still says to wait for days 2 and 3. So I'll wait! I'm happily looking forward to the rest. And congratulations both of you on finishing your thesis!)


Thank you for playing! Yes, day 2 and 3 can be played but the story is not finished! (I’ll clarify it in the update, thanks!)




你们好棒 吃货看着就开心 希望有网页版可以直接玩的!


Just finished playing it and had a pretty fun experience! I'm pretty sure my end result may have been a little burnt 😅. I definitely like the atmosphere, texting, and cooking! The one small issue I had however was that it took me a while to figure out that opening the fridge would get me started with the game. I wish there had been some visual indicators because I ended up sending 10 photos of the fridge before figuring out what to do. All in all, a really great game!

Thank you for the feedback! We’ll add more indicators and tutorials in the future!

Love it 😃but why the final cooking are always cold and raw , thought  I did it wrong 🥲 hope there would be more ingredients  and seasoning later 

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That’s a BUG!!! Thanks for catching it! We’ll fix it and add more content in the future!



你好呀,首先很感谢你们做了这款游戏,我非常喜欢玩这类模拟烹饪游戏(别问 问就是现实懒得洗锅 只做曲奇饼干啥的),同类我玩过很多但这一款我感觉到了家的温暖(?)。顺便提一嘴,或许是因为demo的原因,只要我拍照给奶奶,都会问我做好了没,然后问我反馈,拍第二三次都是一样的。希望你们加油早日上steam我想玩完全版呜呜呜

Thank you! 谢谢支持与反馈,我看看是啥问题!

juego excelente para jugarlo con los panitas


The Game looks fun, sadly the screen is cut of in the left and right side which is why I can't see much of the fridge and the table.

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Hi ChunkThe3rd, thanks for the feedback! I just uploaded a new version 0.7.13 with a bugfix! You can try it. If the bug still exists. You can type ` to open the debug panel, and then type set-resolution 1920 1080 to change the resolution!





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感谢!刚上传了 0.7.13 版尝试修复了这个问题。可以试试,如果问题依然存在,麻烦请用 bug report 按钮再给我们发个消息,这样我们可以看比较具体的问题,不需要写什么内容。然后可以尝试用 ` 唤出调试界面,输入 set-resolution 1920 1080 类似这样就可以设置分辨率了!之后有时间一定会加上 option



Omg, the game is super nice and very quiet, the functions are very easy to learn and I want to see when the game is finished <3

Thank you! I’m so happy to hear that!! <3

Incredible game, it is really fun, can't wait for more lovely talks with Nainai and more recipes to try.

I missed a little more feedback when I'm cooking, mainly for the soy sauce boiling, but besides that, the entire cooking act is fun and relaxing

It is a great game and I can't to buy it 

Thank you and thanks for the feedback!


I just streamed this and it's so lovely! I'm so excited to see the final project because it's so wonderful! ^_^

Thank you!!

how to play ?

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Hey L_2420, you can click one of the download buttons above according to your OS. Then decompress the downloaded file and open “Nainai Recipe”. The game will start!


my type of game




That's a wonderful game! I haven't felt so relaxed and entertained for so long) Thank you for this demo, i'll definitely wait for a full game

Thank you!


I enjoyed this demo. Especially the parts where I chopped food. I wish it were possible to chop the food into smaller pieces. I was worried I'd burnt the pork, also. I expected there to be an indicator of when the ingredients were gone or a "you added too much" indicator.

Hi sinousine, thanks for the suggestion!


Woah this looks so interesting :D I'll say, as a native, this looks very much like life during the lockdown in 2020...I'd absolutely like to see the Chinese-linked elements. Will definitely play this, but only after taking my Graduation Exam XD (中考? I wonder if you have Chinese in the team :)

Thank you! Good luck with 中考!!!!


A relaxing masterpiece! Can't wait for the full release.

Thank you!

Love it



Hi ! I loved the game, I liked the relax and laid-back style gameplay. If you wanna look at my video on the game well go ahead it will mean the world to me but to be honest it's a game that is more fun to experience more than watch someone else play...

I will say tho that I'm hoping to reach 20 subs and it would be very nice of anyone to consider subscribing to my channel

Thank you so much for the video!

Thank YOU for this game!

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i love love love the interface and functionality of the game, LOVEEEE the fact you can cut however you want and there's no like real "limit" to how the food gets cut. AMAZING. I would love a sandbox mode. (even if it's the same ingredients, just being able to screw around with them and see how badly I can mess up the food would be funny )

issues ive had so far: the text messages like to bug out and not work sometimes, leading the game to never be able to progress. I've mainly had this issue on day 2. It gets stuck on a forever typing bubbles loop at the beginning of day 2 unless I send a photo, then it's no response from there. (unless that part hasn't been developed yet and it actually doesnt have any text messages)


overall I'm obsessed with the detail and the graphics and the freedom it gives (such as you can pretty much cook whatever is in the fridge, even if it's completely the wrong way that you're supposed to)

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Thank you so much for the feedback! We just uploaded a new version that fixed the typing forever issue on day 2. But as you mentioned the story is still not ready for day 2.

sweet! i'm excited to watch this progress over time!


I absolutely love the details put in this game. The rice cooker, brick-shaped kitchen knife, mortar on the shelf, and especially the 水仙花 on the window... it is reminiscent of the time I spent with my Nainai. Thank you so much for creating this experience!

Thank you!! It means a lot!

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how do i get to day 3 i cant and i love this game please make longer 

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Wow thanks! Just updated version 0.7.12, now day 3 is playable! But currently day 2 & 3 is still WIP with only some new ingredients (no recipe or stories) you can experiment if you want!

I love it <3

Thank you <3

Nice game

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Thank you! I enjoyed the video!

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Hi! Sorry, the game will not save during the cooking. If you screwed up, you have to accept it or restart the day, because it’s a part the experience of the real cooking! But it has checkpoints for each day (i.e. each level). Currently it’ll reset the checkpoints every time you start the game since we only have 1 level available!


Game keeps quitting unexpectedly. I downloaded the mac version and I get this notice. 

Hi Sillybean30, sorry for that! 😢 But I can’t see the notice. Is it a screenshot? If so and if you still have the screenshot, could you send the notice to houkanshan@gmail.com ? We’ll add a bug report function in next update!

Hello!I enjoy this game so much!But when i open the phone on messages,sometimes NaiNai doesnt answer,and i hvae to restart.Can you fix this bug?Or if is not a bug,tell me what to do.Thanks!

Hi! Thanks for playing! Is hard to tell the problem without knowing when exactly NaiNai is not responding, but we are planning on doing iteration on narrative very soon. So we will test all dialogue and hopefully, we can find and fix the problem!

Thanks for Reading this!Hope IT will be fixed SOON!But the game is still good!

i have this issue, I think the text messages for day 2 haven't been developed yet and that's why she doesn't respond except for the photos and the explaining the dish after the "have you finished" thing

Yes, you are right!

Any plans to bring out a Linux version? :)

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Hi thanks! I just uploaded a Linux build nainais-recipe-linux-x64-not-tested.zip but I can’t test it since I don’t have a Linux system installed. You can try it if you want!

Hey, seems to work perfectly :D

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