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 the pandemic.

  • 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!

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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。游戏已支持中文。目前还在继续开发中,你也可以在 Steam 加入心愿单关注游戏的发布消息。

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!


0.9.6 - Apr 24, 2022 - New features and bugfixes, story for day 2.
0.7.15 - Jul 23, 2021 - Added Chinese support 中文支持. Narrative improvement.
0.7.14 - Jun 23, 2021 - Fixed a bug where the phone can't be put down. Fixed a bug where some ingredients always be raw.
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
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date May 20, 2021
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(194 total ratings)
AuthorsMai Hou, 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 89 MB
Version 0.9.7 Apr 25, 2022
nainais-recipe-windows-x86.zip 85 MB
Version 0.9.7 Apr 25, 2022
nainais-recipe-mac-universal.zip 99 MB
Version 0.9.7 Apr 25, 2022
nainais-recipe-linux-x64.zip 106 MB
Version 0.9.7 Apr 25, 2022


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This was really really good! It was very relaxing and calming :D

It was a lot of fun


Hi! I was very positively impressed by your game. I've played through the demo, and I really enjoyed how you keep in contact with Nainai and heed her suggestions (or not, it's nice you have freedom of choice in how you cook).

Also, given the setting, it has a very tangible bittersweet quality, because you just know that the pandemic and lockdowns are going to happen and alter their relationship, there are already hints in the message exchange. As an Italian, I can relate, at least to a degree.

I am also a game localizer, and I would be thrilled to have the opportunity of translating your game into Italian, should you be interested. I have the feeling this game would spark an interest in many Italian gamers, exactly because of its themes, and it would be lovely to make it known to a wider audience.

Whatever your reply might be, I wish you luck with the game's development, and I hope the final release will happen soon!

Patiently awaiting the release of this game. I really, really like it. Actually brought me to tears towards the end of my play through as I thought about my own grandmother, it's so full of heart and longing. I wish I could have had memories like this, so Nainai's Recipes is cathartic. Please bring the love and warmth of a full release to us soon. <3


Hi, this is a great game. However, the mouse is extremely slowly. I wonder when you going to release the full version.

i would suggest you to add a settings option to change the resolution so that it is playable on most laptops

i loved the game one day i hope i could make something like it


This game is so good !! very relaxing and I already wishlist it on steam I hope you guys will release the full version of this game soon I definitely pay money for this awesome game!


loved this! really gave me memories when i was having a chat with my mom while she's cooking. I can't wait for the full version!


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i loved this game so much ive been searching for this style of games for year

thank you!

B站看到视频来的 很喜欢






the demo made me crave for more. this is such an awesome game, i love everything about it. from the aesthetics to the actual gameplay,, everything is perfect༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ


Thank you thank you! (◍•ᴗ•◍)



Thank you!




Hi I'm on windows but idk which one to download. pls tell me


You can get either windows versions, I dont think it matters!


hi! was really excited to play this game but for some reason the mac version is really laggy :< there seems to be a delay between my mouse and the cursor in the game which makes it really hard to do anything. hope this gets fixed!

Hey, I have the same problem. Were you able to solve it?


Thank you, sorry for that! The game does require good GPU and CPU to run because I didn’t spend enough time to optimize my bad code. I’ll make sure the full version runs smoothly!


No worries!


loving it^^

Thank you! <3


im think this is a very cute game =3

Thank you!

i will make deal with you

I really love the game! It's been a long time since I've been looking for games like these and all I could find is the cooking simulator. Specifically, this one is better because of the storyline it provides. I don't know how to cook, but I tried following some real recipes. Thank you for this wonderful game! Much love!

Thank you!

As a big fan of cooking game, I enjoy it a lot!!! The visuals are attractive and make me hungry after playing this game. I want to cook more dishes at this time, and I'm going to cook after it hahaha.

Thank you!

i love the game so much :) the freedom we get w the cooking is fantastic though it's a little laggy on mac, looking forward to the full game!!


Thank you, sorry for that! The game does require good GPU and CPU to run because I didn’t spend enough time to optimize my bad code. I’ll make sure the full version runs smoothly on MacBooks!

i truly loved playing the demo. i love how precise the game is, you can take your time, and enjoy the cute graphisms and colors. wonderful game, hope to see you soon on steam. thank you for all your great work !

Thank you!

i adore this game!! its soo aesthetic and the visuals are chefs kiss, I love simulation and food so the combo turend out really good!


Thank you!

Such a laid back experience to play through with my friend. Love the atmosphere, the color scheme, and most of all, the food.

Thank you!

This game was so adorable and fun. ❤️

Thank you!

this game was super cute :)

Thank you!





amazing experience of affection

Thank you!

how many people in your team?

TWO :)


when I saw the 炒锅 and the 大蒜、辣椒、白菜、酱油 on the cover, I just know that this is our Chinese food

Thank you!

love it soooo muchhhhh


Thank you!

it was so cool i finished the demo 

Thank you!

hope it free


absolutly love this demo! Can't wait to see the end project!!!

Thank you!

I really liked the demo. The only thing that I'd advice you to develop is the physics or appearance of sauces in the game because I personally found it a little bit poor. I mean when I cook the colour and thickness of the sauce helps me a lot. Thank you for the demo and wish you all the best!

Thank you!

A legenda demora muito para aparecer, parece que aparece uma letra a cada 5 segundos. A mensagem também. Existe uma chave para pular ou não há solução?

Obrigado pelo feedback. Acho que é um insecto, vou tentar corrigi-lo.


after fried tofu, how do we get out when we're done eating? i spammed nainai but nothing happens.

It’s probably a bug! I’ll look into it. Thank you!

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