I almost posted this in the Upcoming indie games thread, but decided against it because (1) it's not upcoming; it's available now, and (2) it deserves its own thread IMO.
Official site: http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?p...
Cook, Serve, Delicious is a hardcore restaurant sim
Yes, you read that correctly.
Earlier tonight I watched the Giant Bomb quick look and was immediately interested, so I went to the game's website (after googling it) to find out more. At the moment, it's available directly from the developers (at the link above), GamersGate and Desura. The price is $9.
Not on Steam (yet), but it is on Greenlight. Also, the Greenlight page says: "If we get on Steam via Greenlight, everyone who bought the game will receive a Steam key for free!"
There is also a demo available from the official site. After playing the demo for about half an hour, until I couldn't continue, I immediately went back to the official site and bought the game. I then proceeded to play for nearly another 4 hours straight, only stopping because it was getting kinda late (1 AM). There is a surprising amount of challenge, progression and decision-making in this game, and it's easily worth the $9 price tag. After almost 4 hours, I feel like I've barely scratched the surface on how much this game has to offer, such as new food items to serve, food upgrades (yes, you can upgrade the food, including the beer, which was the first upgrade I bought), new equipment, new events and probably other stuff I don't even know about yet.
Cook, Serve, Delicious is the most unexpectedly enjoyable game I've played since Botanicula back in April.