Team 17, the publishing house behind recent indie darlings such as The Escapists, Yoku’s Island Express and My Time at Portia,has announced today their new creative partnership with Hermes Interactive.
Hermes Interactive is an indie studio operating out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can check out their debut title, oceanic trading strategy game Winds of Trade, on Steam. Right now they are cooking up an exciting new puzzler which Team 17 has hopped on board to publish.
Automachef is the first serving of their sizzling new union. A puzzle game where players must put on a thinking cap under their chef’s hat, requiring them to create fully automated kitchens to feed the hungering masses. You must overcome “spatial, energy and design challenges” all while monitoring “energy and ingredient consumption [and] fire and infestation risks”.
Conveyor belts, robotic arms and gates are just a few of the tools available to build the automated kitchen of your dreams. Fans of Factorio, Inifinifactory or any of the other Zachtronics games will feel right at home with using programming logic to solve over 50 challenging puzzles.
Automachef even lets you program components in assembly-like code to fine tune your delicious assembly line of good eats.
It is up to you to decide how you set up the machines to take, process and complete orders. Different recipes need different ingredients and there is no single solution to a given puzzle. Each chef’s kitchen will probably look vastly different from the next and I am looking forward to the clever ways people will solve the more complex offerings that Automachef has on its menu. Once you have perfected your production line, you can even save the blueprint and use it in future kitchens.
Automachef is being served up on Steam and Nintendo Switch, coming out of the kitchen Summer 2019.