Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchen, today!
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Release Date:
Jul 23, 2019

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August 16

Kitchen Confidential #6 - Contracts Mode!

Hey everyone,

Welcome to our sixth Kitchen Confidential!

Have you conquered Campaign mode? Built the craziest kitchens in Test Site? Are you hungry to build your own business to spread the joy of fully automated kitchens?

Then Automachef’s Contracts Mode is for you!

Contracts Mode

In this mode you’ll be running your own kitchen building company, taking contracts from different clients and expanding your business - who you choose to work with is your choice!

As you’re starting your own business you’ll have your very own cash reserve. This is used to buy the machines you need to complete the relevant contracts. Spend it wisely though, as spent cash can only be replenished from successful contracts!

Starting and growing your company

Initially you’ll start off with a basic set of machines. These will be instantly recognisable as your everyday kitchen parts such as conveyor belts, dispensers and assemblers. As you successfully complete contracts for different clients you’ll be able to invest your hard earned cash into researching and purchasing more advanced devices!

Once acquired, they can be used in all future contracts.

Choose your next machine wisely!

Risk / Reward

As you successfully fulfil contracts your reputation level will grow! When you earn enough reputation its level will increase. What benefits will this give you?

Well with a high enough reputation you’ll attract contract offers from much bigger restaurants, bringing in more complex requests and much bigger cash incentives!

Decisions, decisions!

If the sound of bigger contracts makes you nervous, fear not! Each contract you engage in will have three different difficulty levels, the higher the difficulty the more lucrative the pay-out! This means you can grow your business as a pace that’s comfortable for you.

Oh and we should probably mention that clients will often put an efficiency bonus on the table that will be paid if you hit, or exceed the efficiency targets with your design.

Post Patch Feedback

We hope that our recent Patch has improved everyone’s gameplay experience with Automachef!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we’re keeping an eye on what you’re telling us.

Now go forth and lead the automated kitchen revolution!

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August 14

Patch #1 - Live Now!

Hey everyone,

Today we're releasing our first patch for Automachef!

This patch focuses on some quality of life improvements and bug fixes based on your feedback, so thank you to everyone who took a moment to share their feedback with us here on Steam and on our various social media channels.

The Patch Notes!

Quality of life
  • Key Rebinding.
  • Save prompt before returning to the main menu, allowing you to store successful designs for the future.
  • Added a button to skip the robot's speech at the beginning of a level.
  • Music playlist is now less repetitive when playing for an extended period of time.
  • Ultra-wide support for extreme aspect ratios.
  • “Efficiency” metric has been improved, allowing 100% efficiency to be achieved in most levels if the layout doesn't waste ingredients or energy.
  • Default value of order readers will be lowered to “perform 1 action” instead of 3.
  • Various tweaks and improvements to Robert Person’s text box.
  • Your highest efficiency score will be displayed in the level selection screen.
  • Mouse cursor will no longer be blocked from reaching certain areas after changing screen resolution.

Bug Fixes!
  • Mouse cursor is no longer blocked from reaching certain areas after changing the screen resolution to a different aspect ratio.
  • Warning and prompt dialogues now scale accordingly to the player's screen resolution.
  • Issues fixed where long robotic arms would work inconsistently with conveyor belt bridges.
  • Multiple robotic arms next to an assembler output now function correctly.
  • The "edge pan" option no longer cause the camera to pan even when the game window did not have focus.
  • Various other minor big fixes.

That wraps up today's patch notes! We hope they aid you on your quest for culinary kitchen perfection.

Rest assured we're still reading and collating your feedback, it's appreciated.
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“a brilliant, hard-as-nails puzzler & 2019's most challenging game yet is also one of its best”
4/5 – Pocket Gamer

About This Game

Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchens, today!

Plan. Position. Program:

Design and build automated restaurants, then program them to run like well-oiled machines! Do you have a can-do attitude and the know-how to conquer the world of automated restaurants?

Challenging Puzzles:

Fine tune your mind as you tackle intricate spatial, resource management and scenario puzzles! Not enough hot dogs? You’ll sort it! Kitchens on fire? No problem for a smart human like you!

Multiple Brain-Tickling Modes:

Take on the campaign levels, traverse your way through the business world in contracts mode, or just go nuts and bolts in the sandbox test mode and play until you get your fill!

Endless Charm and Quirky Humour:

All delivered in an abundance by our helplessly misguided human protagonist- Robert Person. Who is definitely a human. Don’t ask questions.

Mod Support:

Think you could bring some more pizazz to the table? GREAT! Step on up to the plate and create your own ingredients, recipes and scenario levels via Steam Workshop!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD A8-5600K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or Ryzen 3 2200G
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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