There hasn’t been much to report from the Red Fly world lately. None of our current projects have been announced to the public, so we can’t share much about what we’re doing day-to-day.
But here’s a well-written review of Cook or Be Cooked from Stars and Stripes. Author Brian Bowers makes an interesting point I’d never considered before:

“It’s a dangerous thing, playing a cooking game alongside your wife. Strong play on your part guarantees increased expectations on your real-life kitchen aptitude.”

Ninjas in the kitchen

December 7, 2009

Loot Ninja’s BJ Schwinghammer rates Cook Or Be Cooked 3 out of 5. While he is an old-school hard-core gamer, he also likes to cook, so there was just enough appeal to cross the boundaries. He points out an important fact about the game:
“… although this game lacks mass appeal, it does what it does admirably.”

We knew from the beginning that this title would not fit into any existing genres. That’s why we’ve had far more reviews in local newspapers and cooking magazines and blogs than in game periodicals or websites. But for the most part, those people who give it a try tend to genuinely enjoy the time they spend in our kitchen.

Zoey Sachs gives a positive review for Cook or Be Cooked in the New York Post.

As has become common in reviews of this game, I’m constantly surprised by the angles from which the game are approached.

“… this game is paradise for those who find cooking therapeutic.”

Nintendo World Report’s Neal Ronaghan wrote a good review of Cook or Be Cooked.

“There might be some games in the genre out there with more content, but I doubt they are as enjoyable as Cook or Be Cooked.”

More Cook or Be Cooked press

November 22, 2009

Gail Ciampa, Food Editor for the Providence Journal, gives high praise to our unconventional game.
CNET’s review of the game is extremely thorough. Reviewer Shaun McInnis understands our goal, identifying Cook or Be Cooked as:
“… a game that will leave you eager to test out what you’ve learned in a real kitchen.”
Fights with Fire (AKA Christin Deville) at Game Vortex enjoyed Cook or Be Cooked, giving high praise to the graphics and summarizing:


“Cook or Be Cooked provides a fun cooking experience that just might provide you with a few real life cooking tips as well.”

Reviews for Cook or Be Cooked

November 10, 2009

Jessica at Small Screen Scoop enjoyed her experience with Cook or Be Cooked.

“Overall, it was a catchy game and hard to put down once you started playing.”

Since CoBC isn’t a traditional “hard-core” game, it shows up in some pretty interesting places like MomLogic. momlogic

Go cast your vote now! Cook or Be Cooked: Best Gift for Mom!

Reality Check

November 4, 2009

Gamespot’s Reality Check puts Cook or Be Cooked to the test versus a real kitchen. Neat video!

Go buy Cook or Be Cooked!

November 3, 2009

Available now!