Its actually pretty good
Cooked with Love
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Perry is, to put it nicely, a bit of a mess. So they can hardly believe their luck when their crush, Lily, agrees to go on a date with them!
When the day of the date rolls around, Perry's all set: they've scrounged up some cash, and got a reservation at the nicest restaurant in town.
Except... where's their wallet?
With nothing left to lose but their dignity, Perry's determined to whip up a fantastic dining experience at home.
Sure, they've never cooked before, but how hard could it be, right?
Cooked with Love is a short comedy/romance visual novel, with crafting elements.
- 2 pursuable characters
- 2 routes, 11+ endings
- ~ 26,000 words
- ~ 15-20 minutes playtime
- Customisable protagonist
- Crafting minigame
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Finally got to play this one, and I was delighted! Always love a cooking themed VN, and the chance to make so many god-awful creations (and some pretty good looking actually, that banana crumble? I'd try it) was very entertaining, haha!
Any plans on android?
one of my favorite games on itchio, so fun and I love trying to reach the different endings. I love the characters so much, and the Brooks and the main character (Perry) ending was definitely my favorite. Highly recommend, I'm obsessed! :)
i doawnload it but the game was just blank
Five out of five stars. I never thought I'd be playing a game about cooking since I don't know how to cook myself, but this made it so fun! After gaining more information about available recipes, I managed to try everything and anything and that made me get all the possible dishes. There is some pretty creative things you can do with food after all! Perry can be such a relatable and adorable character when it comes to her thoughts of dating. Lily is a chill and nice character. And Brooks . . . don't get me started on Brooks. He's my favorite! I completed all the endings once again, and the bromance to the next level ending is so cute!
This game is so cool! I love the multiple crafting products, the witty humor, and the story itself. Granted I was able to unlock 3 endings in Lily's route, but I do want to be able to get everything in order to get to Brooks! Just gotta try a lot of combinations and stuff ahahha. Actually I didn't know we could roll back so I used the Save and Load religiously, great game! I'm so happy I could try it out!!!
The only ending I'm having trouble with is Butter Off As Friends with Lily lol
Option 3: Cry and throw up
me: "we... can just do that? On command? Bro- Woulda made school so much easier"
Brooks: "Are you... sure this is edible?"
Me: "I was going for mozzarella sticks, with the whole cheese sticks and old ass chips for the 'breading,' Kinda hoped the Vinegar would make it work better, but uh... yeah it didnt... work"
oh yeah first try :) had me really rooting for Perry, i completely relate to the struggle lol
I played this game straight for like an hour, determined to make a decent recipe and not a weird one, suffice to say, I failed. Brilliant game though.
can't believe i got it first try.... wow. either way, i love the crafting minigame, i wonder how you even managed to do that on ren'py!
this was an amazing game i loved it!!!
Kinda surprised to get Lily's romance ending when I see the "congratulations on wooing her on first try" hhhhh I mean, that is the first try but with many MANY roll-backs and loads((
Gotta try other recipes and endings :D btw, is it OK to ask how many endings are there?
(edit: don't mind me, just saw the 'extras' page...yeah stupid me
really like the game and the minigame anyways :D)
(another edit: man the dish name and ending names like 'Emperor's new starter' are hilarious now im laughing like crazy)
i'm absolutely obsessed with unlocking all the recipes, everything about this game is so charming and fun!!! i found brooks' ending surprisingly easier to get than lily's but i love how many endings there are, you can tell the devs put so much love into this project <3
your games are always so fun! the cooking mechanic was really fun for example, I tried everything lmao (ofc not before I messed up and got mysterious food). Some definitely looked better than others. I'd actually eat some of them lol
Also love Brooks <3
wait thats like my name
Nice game but after trying for an hour to get the guy ending I don't think it is possible.
Thanks for leaving a comment. We've tested our game to make sure all the endings are achievable. If by guy ending, you mean Brooks' romantic ending, it is possible, but just a little difficult! If you need some help, there are some tips mentioned in the comments below.
this was a cute short story.
I've gotten all of the endings besides the good Lily endings (as in, i've blacked out, i've vomited on her, she's vomited on me, we decided to never talk again) but i cannot seem to become her friend or s/o. I know you aren't allowed to give walkthroughs because patreon, but i'd just like to know if there might be any foods or drinks Lily's partial to like Brooks enjoys maple syrup.
Aside from the other general hints on befriending/dating Lily given in comments below, you can also try making her a starter that uses fish fingers, with either a main or a dessert that includes banana. Hope that helps!
The most difficult ending I'm trying for at the moment is Butter Off As Friends.
OMG I don't know why I am just now seeing this game! It was so much fun and I really enjoyed playing every moment of it! Great job on the characters, the story, and especially the artwork. I played a bit of it on my new channel but I can't wait to play the rest of the routes on my own time. 10/10 AMAZING GAME ❤❤❤
Thank you so much for playing our game and for sharing your playthrough! It's always fun for us to see what dishes and choices players make.
Happy to hear that you enjoyed it, and hope the unlocked hints help you out in the future!
The characters are always so likable.
I am absolutely in love with this game. There's something insanely charming about it that I can't get enough of. I spent a few hours on this game trying out EVERY SINGLE combination and getting as many endings as I could just because I wanted to see everything that this game had to offer. (Yes EVERY combination... with both characters) And I'm still left wanting more. I love this game.
Thanks for playing! I'm glad you had fun trying out all the different combinations, it makes us feel like all the work we put into it was worth it, haha.
I'm still struggling with Lily lol
Oh my god my heart! This game is so cute especially Brooks's route. I keep playing it repeatedly :'D I'm kinda having a hard time getting Perry to pass out so there's that
Btw, is it possible for this game to be available on Android? Because I would be very happy if it is :>
Thanks for playing and leaving a comment, I'm glad that you thought it was cute! (To get Perry to pass out, just drink the strongest alcohol at every given opportunity.)
Unfortunately, we currently do not have plans to make our games available on Android. Neither of us have any Android devices so it'd be hard to test, haha.
Brooks is best.
This was really fun, and all the endings were really cool to get to~ well maybe except for the food poisoning and getting rejected ones ^^;
Though for the life of me I just can't seem to get the bromance ending AAA--
And its not even because of Brook, that one line of "lets just stay as bros" from MC is so fustrating---
Like do you have to get on a certain drunkness level or have certain foods to do it HHH MY BRAIN-
Thanks for playing and leaving a comment -- glad that you had fun!
To get Perry to confess to Brooks, you should try to avoid choices that make the night more like "broing down with my bro" (so skip the tequila).
It isn't required to have specific foods, but they do help. Try serving him a starter that uses maple syrup.
Finally finished collecting all the recipes and endings! This was a really cozy, nice game with a great sense of humour. The main minigame was really fun and it really compelled you to get all the dishes and endings :) All in all it was a pretty accurate representation of the college experience, but the banter between the characters was really funny and heartwarming at the same time. All of the characters have a lot of personality and it's great!!
Looking forward to more games like these :D
Thank you for playing and for sharing your thoughts! Happy to hear that you liked the game and the characters!
How do people complete all the endings so quick lol
I just finished it (few times). and I loved it.
Nice, cartoon/comic-like artstyle. Nice sprites with a lot of gestures and emotions. I liked the music, BGs and music, too.
Well done , simple (but not too simple) and clear character customisation menu. Defenitely good idea.
I relly enjoyed your good sense of humor. noticed few meme references <3
very nice, light-hearted story. Having enough courage to ask your crush out is impressive :D Every character has interesting personality and funny side :D Mixing "ingrediets" and waiting for more-less good result was fun :D
after few times I got romantic ending with Lily. I'm so proud of myself xD
Thank you for playing and leaving a comment. Glad that you enjoyed the art + jokes, and congratulations on getting the romantic ending with Lily!
This game is so cute! And being able to customize the main character with all those options made it feel even nicer. Congrats and thank you :)
Thanks for playing, glad that you liked it!
It makes the game really feel like I'm screwing it up with Lily lol
I've slacked off on going through my NaNoReNo lot since April but I was stoked to get to the Stardust Soda offering. The naming sense of everything is glorious (I cracked up at the Emperor's dishes) and the core concept of desperate uni cooking is so relatable that I'm sure some of my friends well past uni are still doing this.
I think I've been at this for 2.5 hours and finally got Perfect Pear. Just need Nacho Day and Butter Off. I love everything including the subtle nuances of certain conversation choices and it's been a joy to replay. Thanks again for an awesome game and I look forward to everything you are/will be making.
Thanks very much, happy to hear that you've had fun playing (& replaying) it! We hope that our future games will meet your expectations!
Might I have some tips for the perfect pear ending? Ive been at it for so long now I don't even know how many times I went through the whole game QwQ... The same ending for just staying as bros fustrates me...
I didn't keep detailed notes for it. afaik make the meals that him in the kokoro (it seems he really liked sweet stuff?) and similarly lean sweet or be open to the relationship in your choices.
EDIT: D'oh you already got an answer. I haven't gone back so I'm still missing Nacho Day and Butter Off. Do you have tips for those?
Ahh sorry honestly I didnt really remember the routes for lily... Been quite awhile since I played it. Tho I guess if its nacho day you'd need nachos? If my memory was right then if you made nachos as the main course Lily whispers "not sure what I did to deserve this" but idk if that was the route to another ending and my memory's just jumbled...
Butter Off is pretty hard to get!
I really enjoyed this game! The art and writing were really charming and I loved the interface design. All the characters felt fleshed out even though it was a short game, and the cooking was so fun!
Thanks so much for playing and for leaving a comment! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.
Who knew cooking in a game would make me feel both frustrated and fun at the same time?
the writing for this is so charming! it's designed super well too, i keep playing to find all the different meal combinations haha, it's a lot of fun! thanks for making this!!
Thanks so much! Happy to hear that you're having fun replaying it!
Yeah, I love how there's two goals in the game; getting all the endings and getting all the recipes.
This was so great! I've only played through once so far but I look forward to unlocking the other endings. I really loved the part where Lily kind of brushed over the comment about her having friends. It felt unexpectedly real for the overall silliness of the game. Awesome job!
Thank you! We wanted the characters to feel real/relatable even if most of the game is pretty ridiculous, so it's great to hear that you liked it!
will there be a guide of some sort to help dumbasses like me ?
Recipe hints will unlock after your first playthrough!
I also identify as a fellow dumbass.
As I also a college kid with questionable taste buds who can survive any clever mix of leftover food, this is finally the time for me to shine *evil laugh* (FYI, the Fish and Crips receipe is rather similar to a dish known as Pempek in Indonesia, and the three courses of dinner aren't really working here :v)
And this may be the only VN where me irl desperately want to pursue a certain RO, but the choices in game leads MC themselves friendzone the RO from dating instead of the other way around. Here is a little self-reward:
Sorry to hear that you've friendzoned yourself, but glad that you seem to have enjoyed the game, haha.
(And that's interesting to know! Unfortunately, I think Perry lacks the skills to make anything complicated lmao.)
I didn't know that was possible lol!
This is adorable! I'm excited to play through. But (spoilers) how do you date Brooks??
Thank you, hope you enjoy playing it!
You'll end up having dinner with Brooks if you choose not to serve the dishes you've made to Lily.
That much is clear, but I too can't figure out what to do to date (like, in the future) either Lily or Brooks (I can't even figure out how to become friends with Lily). I replayed the game 10 times or more already. The walkthrough would be much appreciated!
Unfortunately we can't post the full walkthrough as it's a reward on our Patreon, but I'll try to give some hints:
- To befriend Lily, just be really honest (like to the point where it's kind of embarrassing), and encourage her to try new things.
- To date Lily, don't overshare, but don't tell any lies either. Just try and gloss over the truth. Try and show interest in the things she likes.
- To date Brooks, you'll have to be more vulnerable with your feelings. Try and pick options that are more romantic over friendly options, and avoid drinking too much. He likes maple syrup.
Brooks is way better than Lily in my opinion lol
I love this game (and all of your other ones) and look forward to seeing more from you guys!
Thanks very much for your support! We really appreciate it.
I love the developers and their talent!
This is such a cute concept, absolutely in love with it! Very quality work, and I'm excited to see more from y'all! :DD