Dev Updates

Development Update #12

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Things keep getting more and more complicated over here. Now you will have to deliver food to two different types of customers at once: those who only want some take-out and those who want to eat at your restaurant! Some new exciting machines have been added to the game, including the Smart Splitter (capable of separating ingredients of different types into two conveyor belts), the Repeater (a machine to retransmit commands from a Computer or Order Reader to several other parts) and the Long Range Robotic Arm.

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Development Update #11

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A brand new challenge in Automachef: some levels now have a “Rush Hour”, where you will have to fulfill twice (or more!) as many orders than before. Do you think your kitchen layout is ready for something like that? With the arrival of the new Insect Infestations feature you’ll have to be very careful! If you leave food in the same place for too long it might end up covered in nasty bugs and your reputation will suffer greatly.

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Development Update #10

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We’ve just added a couple of new levels set in the Humansville International Airport! Are you ready to feed all of those hungry passengers? Now the game has three new tutorials that will teach players about Order Readers, Power Usage and Disasters! You can check out a couple of them in Youtube here and here.

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Development Update #9

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The new Liquid Ingredients feature is now ready! The very first recipe that requires the use of this new game mechanic is the Ultimate Dog, a hot-dog covered in grated cheese, ketchup and mustard. Get ready to fill your kitchen with storage tanks, pumps and pipes! In previous versions of the game you would get a game over screen as soon as you messed up. Now your restaurant has a ‘reputation’ indicator that degrades every time something bad happens, like missing a customer’s order or starting a fire. You will still lose if your reputation reaches 0%, though!

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Development Update #8

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In the latest build of the game we’ve added a new, low-cost alternative to fight those pesky fires: the Sprinkler. It’s cheaper than the Firefighter Robotic Arm, but it gets all ingredients in the area wet, ruining them. We’ve also added a handy panel on the right side of the screen to remind players the current level objectives. Also, if they click on the names of the dishes, they will immediately get the recipes book showing how to prepare them! Neat, isn’t it?

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Development Update #7

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First of all, we’d like to apologize for the awful pun. But, now, in all seriousness, we’re thrilled to announce that the new fire game mechanic is almost ready! Leaving ingredients in the fryer or the grill for too long might cause a fire… And if you leave it unattended it will eventually spread and ruin your machines! Don’t worry! We’ve also added a new fire extinguisher robotic arm to the game, so you can get those annoying grease fires under control when they happen.

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Development Update #6

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A brand new game mechanic that makes everything more challenging: some raw ingredients contain dangerous bacteria that spread if you don’t follow good hygiene practices. If a customer received a meal with dangerous microorganisms in it, it’s game over! Exciting news! We’ve been working really hard and now the game has everything it needs in its code to be translated to any number of languages! We have also finished the Spanish translation in order to run some tests and all went fine, so more languages to come soon!

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Development Update #5

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Now there are actual humans in this world previously populated only by machines! Aren’t they cute? A brand new machine has arrived to Automachef. This useful device will allow players to control machines in their kitchens depending on how much of a specific ingredient or dish there is somewhere else in the kitchen.

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Development Update #4

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We’ve added a crucial new feature to Automachef: now you can save a set of machines as a blueprint that you can then use again, in the same level or otherwise. This allows players to save lots of time when building their automated kitchen by reusing techniques they already know that work. Check out the video! Another useful brand new feature in Automachef is a alerts system that lets you know when something bad is happening in your kitchen. Maybe you’re using lots of electricity, maybe there’s spoiled food about to be delivered, maybe a customer’s order is about to expire… You’ll […]

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Development Update #3

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The main new feature we’ve been working on during the past few days is the brand new food display counter. Now your finished dishes are placed there until someone orders them, so you can prepare the meals in advance and serve your customers faster! The good old electric grill and the fryer have received their overdue redesign and now look better than ever!

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