Cook, Serve, Forever sounds like some kind of Sisyphean nightmare, inflicted on chefs who’ve died without balancing their books.
But despite that title, Cook, Serve, Forever is much less sinister than it sounds. In fact, going by the demo, it stands to be an awful lot of fun when it hits Steam Early Access this April. Announced last year, it’s also set for a console release though developer Vertigo Gaming will reveal those platforms later.
Described as a “massive new culinary adventure”, it’s essentially a follow-up to the Cook, Serve, Delicious series. Though given that Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 took place in a post-war 2024 America, Forever’s setting looks to be a little less traumatic – maybe Cook, Serve, Fallout is also secretly in the works.
It casts you as self-taught chef Nori Kaga who has nothing but a food card to her name. You’ve got cook your way to success and stardom, finding an appropriate balance between quality and speed. The demo, available on Steam, has you pressing buttons to chop, cook and serve food.
The catch is that you’ve got to work with multiple recipes simultaneously, making the best use of your time. Twiddling your thumbs while something cooks is a sure way to lose out. However, pressing the wrong buttons in your haste to make and serve up a meal could be just as costly.
The demo, while still pre-alpha, is fun though you’re going to need a joypad to make the most of it. If you’ve come from Cooking Mama, be prepared for Cook, Serve, Forever to kick up the pace. Though the good news is that there’s no sign of Hellraiser’s Pinhead.
Cook, Serve, Forever hits Steam Early Access this April and you can wishlist the game on Steam right now.