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

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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, 2021 - 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 5.0 out of 5 stars
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 game was so adorable and fun. ❤️

this game was super cute :)




amazing experience of affection

how many people in your team?


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

love it soooo muchhhhh

it was so cool i finished the demo 

hope it free


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

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!

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?

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


The game is really cool but I don't know if it's because of the laptop I'm using (Macbook Pro 2020) but the cursor is really delayed so it is quite hard to play the game.


This game is actually really cute and somewhat addicting to me. At first, i find that this game is a bit confusing, but turns out we just needed to chat with nainai first. One thing that's kinda annoying for me is that when we eat, it's always displaying the quality of the food over and over again. Overall, this game is really good and i love it. Can't wait for the full version :D

I love the storyline and cooking, this game is just generally so cute I love it :)


The game is very laggy and everything moves very slow, maybe it's just my laptop Lol.
But I love the storyline and the cooking, I really wanna play more of this :)


it's fun but a little bit confusing or it's just me. the phone is kind of annoying especially when you can't skip it :)

that so fun :0

this is good ngl



It just incredible, has a story line and after we cook we can actually eat it and the taste of the food will displayed to us. I expect this game has more level, but i know developing an amazing game must be hard effort, so keep it up!


Hello! I made a video about this demo for french viewers. Really enjoyed playing it! I'll wait for the full release, I'd really like to play more levels of this game ! 

loved this game loved the mechanics for the cooking!! hope you release more levels!!!

Thank you!


This is one of the best games I ever played! I really enjoy it but I'm sad to there is not more levels than level 2. Will there be more levels cuz I need them in my life. Thank you.

Thank you Eli, we will develop more levels!

Something was updated 13 hours ago; was the game updated?


Yes, we updated a little, with story for day 2. And some new features and bugfixes.

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It was very nice. I like the educational aspect of the game as a novice to cooking. However, there was a text bug in day 2 that caused all of Nainai's responses to immediately display off-screen and force me to scroll down to read them, and then the next ones would all appear at once the moment I picked a reply.

Then I took a photo of my food while eating it and was able to restart the entire conversation beginning with naming the food. So there are conversation bugs, but the cooking was amazing and very fun!





This game is astonishing! the story (so far) is cute, the graphics are amazing, and its so de-stressing to play. 10/10.

Thank you!!!

I love this game! It feels so calming and cozy and I especially love how we have some freedom to cook, admittedly I was flustered playing thsi because I didn't have any clear instructions but as I kept playing on I began to slowly love cooking through this digital space and it makes me want to cook in real life too! Wonderful game, can't wait to see the updates and learning more about the story there is all while cooking~!!

Thank you!!


It looks amazing! I love the color, the design, the whole art is really pretty. I was amazed to see how interactive this game is. I had so MUCH fun with the cooking 😭❤️❤️ and omg granny is the best!!!! I wanted to keep talking to her forever.

I felt so happy playing it. I really hope I got to see more from you and this game 🤗❤️


Thank you so much!

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Visually amazing and so cozy! I'm Filipino, but even this reminds me of home and family. My only qualm was that I couldn't work out how to progress any further than day 1! After Nainai asks for a picture of the food and I send her the photos and mention that I'm done, the game prompts me to talk about Yeye. After that, I get asked whether I've finished eating again and the cycle repeats! I've tried restarting the game, but sometimes Nainai doesn't say anything so I find myself stuck.

Am I taking pictures of the wrong thing? I'd love to play days 2 and 3, but I feel the directions towards the end are too vague for me to progress. 

(Also very minor, but at some point i'd accidentally tossed a lot of the food out of the wok and there's no way to clean up/put them back in or on the plate)

Otherwise, I love this game!!! Can't wait to see where it goes in future. ^_^ I already know I'll enjoy playing the full thing.

Thank you thank you!

Is it possible to add the keyboard commands? Since i don't have the mouse and once I leave the fridge I can't go back and get more ingredients because I can't figure out how to rotate. 

LOL, you don’t have a mouse?

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Amazing game 

thank you!

im not sure how to get past day 1, im seeing a bunch of people saying theyve played 2 and 3 :-( what do you do after you finish cooking the first thing? nainai stopped replying to me so im kind of stuck!! 

i really like the game so far and cant wait to figure things out so i can enjoy it moreeee ! very cozy and nice i love that theres no grading system, it makes it very relaxed


you take a photo :D 


thank you!

This is a really good game, I prefer to send this game to Uncle Roger.



Need to have "egg fried rice".

Can give Uncle Roger promote your game.

thank you!





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