Good news! Today I'll be releasing update 0.8 for everyone (playtesters and demo users!). It's got lots of bug fixes, a new bit of content, and most importantly: native multiplayer!
Before we get into what's new, I highly recommend checking out this hilarious 4-person cooking stream from Briony.
This is the big one! The game now supports multiplayer natively, which means you can play with your friends without using Remote Play Together. It should be more reliable and faster, and have a much smoother experience all round.
Multiplayer might have a few bugs at first, so please bear with it and report any problems you have on the Discord so I can get them fixed. Thank you!
I know how frustrating it is to not being able to join your friends, so I tried to design multiplayer to be as flexible as possible.
I hope you enjoy playing multiplayer, let me know in Discord if you have any problems! There are a couple of caveats for the moment:
Thank you to everyone who's playing the game, and thanks to everyone who reported bugs. I've tried to fix as many as possible, and there's a few big ones that should be gone now.
Discord and Steam Rich Presence
I've also added support for Discord and Steam's rich presence, so you'll show up as ingame on both platforms. People can also see what phase you're in and if you have any free slots to join! There's lots of potential things to add there, so let me know what you'd like to see!
All this netcoding has taken a lot of time, but I still wanted to squeeze in some more content to the playtest, so there's now a new dish: stir fry!
Stir fry is all about preparing in advance and cooking quickly. To make a stir fry, you have to add each ingredient into a wok and cook it briefly -- too little and you can't add the next ingredient, too much and you'll be in the sink, scrubbing!
Stir fry is unlocked after fish. If you've already played past that level, you should be given it immediately after you finish any restaurant.
Stir fry is also available to demo players, so if you've been craving some more plating-action, you can steak your way to stir fry and enjoy the new dish too!