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

Presskit

中文介绍

奶奶的菜谱

打开你的冰箱,选择食材,观察,切开,调味,加热,然后尝尝看。隔离的日子里,跟奶奶学做菜。

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。

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!

Updates: 

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
Updated 12 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date May 20, 2021
Rating
(77)
AuthorsHOU Mai, FannF
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity
Tags3D, Casual, cooking, family, Female Protagonist, Food, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse, Xbox controller
LinksTwitter

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nainais-recipe-windows-x64.zip 73 MB
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nainais-recipe-windows-x86.zip 69 MB
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nainais-recipe-mac-universal.zip 83 MB
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nainais-recipe-linux-x64.zip 89 MB
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i loved it cant wait for more days 
sometimes i felt like the dialogue is way more than required,but its a good way to show how friendly and talkative the characters are, could turn out to be a great story if proper thought is put into it.

overall i loved it an i would definitely play it again,it was relaxing


p.s:- could add some ambient music 

This Game is so good I wish there was more, its so simple yet it works so well. I do wish that I had a few more ingredients to choose from and maybe the instead of one meal per day how about multiple(breakfast, lunch and dinner). 

好期待啊!想要那种切完菜在菜板上又或者装进碗里一整个倒进锅里哈哈哈哈哈

Please help meeeeee

Sorry! I’m looking into this issue!

Nainai is so late answering me

I can't played game because nainai is so late answering me 

I really enjoy the game! The atmosphere is honestly amazing, can't wait to see how this game progresses in the future! :D

Thank you so much!

I really liked this game. The chopping mechanics is quite satisfying to use, And the atmosphere is so...... relaxing. The art style is quite simple and pleasing to the eye. Overall it's a cute little game. Keep up the good work!

Thanks so much for playing it!

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这是我们中国人做的游戏,太牛了。为什么在菜炒完之后必须用筷子一点一点的夹到盘子里呢?在菜和米饭吃完之后就什么都互动不了了,奶奶也不说话了,这是怎么回事。正式版大概什么时候出?

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谢谢!炒完菜后是可以端起锅上菜的,这个我们后续会优化引导。奶奶不说话确认是一个 bug,最新版已经修复。正式版还得开发一阵。

hi, i saw another comment saying that Nainai took too long to respond, i think the same is happening to me, shes taking at least 5m or more to respond :(

Thank you nuggetts2! May I ask did you send any emoji or message during the 5 mins?

No, I don't think so, I just replied and just waited for the answer 

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OK, I’ll look into fixing this, thanks so much for the feedback!

i loved this demo sm!! its very calmin. cant waight for it to be finished!!

Thank you! <3

Hi! I really loved this demo and I can't wait til it's fully developed! I missed out on a few features during my first playthrough (like sampling the ingredients). Also completely botched my meal...... (Turns out rare pork isn't a thing unlike rare beef)

One thing I noticed was that the rice was reducing in size after the dish was done, implying the character is eating the rice only after the dish. Just a suggestion that maybe they could both reduce at the same rate? :) Keep up the great work!!

Haha, thank you! The character will eat in a different order each time, like a little personality. I will check if there is a bug that causes her to always eat dish first and then the rice. Thanks for the feedback, glad you noticed that.

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Is it just me or when I play this game Nainai takes a looong time to respond?

Hi Antok21! Thanks for the feedbacks! How long do Nainai responds during your play? Usually she needs a few seconds to read the message and a few seconds to response. Does that feels long for you?

Aaaah I loved this so much!!! Very peaceful and home-y :) Nainai is adorable haha! I can't wait for the full game to come out!! You may already have this planned, but I think it would be a good addition to have the mouse-drift optional. <333

Thank you Half Machine for the suggestions! Could you be more specific about mouse-drift? Is it means the camera pan movement when the mouse moves to the edges of the screen?

I Played a month or so ago on an older build, and had a great time! I accidently cut the food up so much it lagged my computer lol. i love these more open ended cooking games so much; would def be okay paying for a full release in the future. My only real criticisms atm are really small. I'd really like more camera freedom to just look around the kitchen & go in/out the fridge, and i think it would be cool if i could pull ingredients out of droors/cabinets. Thank-you fannf & Hou mai!
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Hi Cube, Thanks for the video and suggestions!! We will definitely try to add more freedom to the game!

this game would probably be one of my favorite games on itch haha! i loved the art, the gameplay, the pictures, texts, i could go on for hours xd can't wait to see more of this game, i will defo be following the development of it! i included this game in my video, the time stamp is 0:58 - 2:04, i had alot of fun (even though i didn't follow the instructions at all LOL) 

HAHAAA, really like you video! Thanks for playing it!

Thank you so much for not saying anything about the lack of beef in my food I'm vegan so that was very heartwarming 😊

😎

Having community new year's celebrations cancelled in 2020 is a milestone that gets overlooked in mainstream COVID timelines -- great choice for framing this game! I miss my popo so much, can't wait to spend more time with nainai.

Thank you!

super fun and relaxing! it would be nice if we had maybe eggs or cheese to use, and maybe e able to use the grater too!

Thank you! We have future plans to bring more kitchenware into gameplay!

It is a good cooking game. I personally loved it and it's a complete phone game.

thank you!

You're welcome!

Can't light my own house on fire 0/10

lol 🔥🔥

很有趣的一款模拟烹饪游戏~期待正式版~

Thank you!

Great little cooking game. I really enjoyed the freeform style of cooking.

I'd really like a little cue for knowing how cooked things are. Maybe an egg timer you can set, by the pan, to have an idea of how long things are cooking?
Might just be me, getting distracted. =D

I'm excited to see where this goes, for sure. =]

Thank you! An egg timer is a great idea. We once had a discussion about it, but in the end we didn’t add it due to time issue. We’ll definitely consider adding more tiny tools when we extend the cooking methods. <3

Sounds great.

Can't wait to see what you come up with next, as this was a really novel experience. =]

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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!💗

油瓶拿起来以后不知道该怎么放下XD第一天就卡住了

但是画面好真实切菜的感觉好快乐555祝正式版早日上线!!!

(顺带一提开头对话有个beginner少了个n

谢谢!会在之后版本修复!

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

💗💗

这应该是首款可以模拟中餐制作的游戏了,十分期待正式版

感谢!💗

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

💕💕

非常期待正式版:)

谢谢!

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!💗

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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...

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

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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!)

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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!)

IT PRETTY FUN 

JUST HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE ROTATING KNIFE

THANK YOU!

你们好棒 吃货看着就开心 希望有网页版可以直接玩的!

谢谢!

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!

想问下上面的下载zip算是正式的游戏发布吗,还是在测试阶段?很喜欢你们的游戏,想录录视频。

你好!现在可以下载到的是游戏demo,有一个菜谱和额外的食材可以试玩,正式版还在开发中

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

Gracias!

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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