Life has not been kind to you. You lost your job, your home, maybe even your hope. At least you still have your teenage child. You’d probably have gone ballistic had you lost them too. Things look grim when one morning an odd letter finds its way to you. The contents? A small key, two train tickets and a puzzling message summoning you and your kid to a place called Cornucopia City, a town you can’t find on any map.
Following this most bizarre bit of silver lining, you set out to the town, finding that against all odds and logic it not only exist, but someone has bought you an abandoned Café, asking you to get it back to its former glory (and maybe find out what happened to the former owner).
The best way to get its name out there?
Join a beloved cooking contest show on the local TV station of course!
And as if that would not be enough trouble, your kid suddenly finds that, whoops, they have something that can only be called superpowers.
Play as both, parent and child in intertwining stories full of cooking, conspiracies and superpowers.
Play as male, female, trans and nonbinary/genderfluid (with fully customizable pronouns for both parent and child) Straight, gay/lesbian, bi/pan or ace (as well as aro/aroace).
Special in one of four taste-styles for your cooking or become a skilled all-rounder.
At least 3 RomanceOptions per character, all of which will have an influence on the story, including purely romantic or purely platonic relationships.
Plus a ton of achievements that can unlock special scenes and bits of dialogue.
So, how does it sound?
Interested? Have questions? Ask away.
Demo is UP:
Current Update and To-Do List. (Dec 2 2017)
UPDATED Jan.12th 2018
- fixed several typos and continuity errors
- fixed a bug in the stats
- fixed a bit where no text would display if you had your kid without another human actively involved.
- changed the size of the Plaza as well as some names
- If you’re trans you can now pick the respective option under ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ as well as under ‘hey’ at the beginning. (this still needs fine tuning, so feedback is needed)
- Stats now have multiple pages
- You can now meet your rival
- you have a chance to check out your café
When checking out the café, pay close attention to a couple of rooms. This will become important later (optional)
- Look into the stats distribution again
- Get CoverArt
What to expect of the next update:
- Visit City Hall and see why some keys were withheld
- Have a blast from the past
- Get invited to a high society event and hunt down a suitable outfit
- Stumble into participating in CoCi’s #1 Cooking Contest Show
- Earn your first achievements
A spoilery look at the Romantic Options so far
Read at your own risk
ROs (so far) for the parent MC
Valentine Patenaud, aka Heatstroke
Valentine is a very headstrong woman with a caring heart. She runs a food stand at the local station from morning to midday, where she puts her pyrokinetic (fire manipulation) powers to good use.
The general impression to get of Valentine is that she’s boisterous and caring, latter especially towards the new generation of masked individuals.
She’s part of the group that unmasked under The Agreement and has fought in The Gloom.
The latter left her with a limp… and a broken heart?
Ian is regarded as the best historian in all of CoCi, a walking encyclopedia, and what in general might be called a gentle giant. Standing almost seven feet tall (all muscles), Ian is a gentle, curious and shy soul and would be soft spoken, if he wouldn’t tend to talk like a waterfall.
He’s easily alienated if he’s told to shut up, and might retreat in on himself for a while afterwards.
Spending most of his time at the libraries of the city (mainly that of The Agency) Ian got the reputation to feel more comfortable around books than around humans.
He is determined to uncover the secrets of The Gloom.
Lesley is a very blunt and outspoken person. An aspiring reporter at the Chronicler (and thus having a bit of friendly rivalry going on with Arthur Montgomery), they’re always hunting for a good story.
They are the epitome of the intrepid reporter, with all its setbacks, much to their dismay.
They seem to be looking for their very own hero to save their bacon from the fire.
(female/male (gender switches), Pan)
Your main rival at the cooking contest. Current head of one of CoCi’s oldest and richest families, they seem to be out for you for some unknown reasons, and will stop at nothing to win.
They are cold, condescending and care only for themselves.
Or do they?
Super spoiler below
There will also be (at least) two secret ROs for the parent, and (at least) one secret RO for the kid, with their very own plotlines.
ROs (so far) for the kid MC
Francis Montgomery, aka Prestige
(male, pan (male leaning))
Francis, in one word, is a douche. He’s rude, selfish and cares little for others, preferably surrounding himself with people who will boost his ego. Being the son of CoCi’s #1 powered couple (La Mode and Stormrider), with his mother being the current mayor he grew up in a world were your fame alone opened all kinds of doors for you, and he knows that.
As Prestige he is gallant though a bit rakish, and much less full of himself.
Now, which is the mask and which isn’t?
In either case, both sides of him have a rivalry going on with Marcus.
Marcus Hayes aka SnapShot
(male, pan (male leaning))
Live has not been kind to Marcus. Those that know him and Francis will easily say Marcus got all the misfortune for each piece of Francis’ luck in life. In general people would say Marcus is the opposite of Francis.
He’s kind, upbeat, and caring, in and out of costume. and will fight tooth and nail to protect those dear to him. Major downside many see in him is his tendency to pepper his speech with physically painful puns, again in and out of costume.
He’s living with his mother, former hero Butterfly, in the poorest district of town, caring greatly for her since the sudden disappearance of his father ten years ago sent her into a nervous breakdown and depression.
Marcus is convinced his father had been non other than CoCi’s top hero Eclipse, who also went missing ten years ago.
Trudie Doherty aka Starlight
Trudie is an orphan living with her elderly foster mom and Fluff, a tiny schafpudel. Trudie is notoriously shy and insecure, deeming herself to have completely lost the power lottery, but nevertheless aims to become a hero people can look up to. Can show a lot of bravado when ‘on the job’ or excited or angry (really angry) about something, but it usually fades too quickly once she starts second guessing herself.
Tends to break into tears very easily due to the insecurities.
Izzy Bishop aka Ace Of Spades
(genderfluid, asexual, panromantic)
Izzy is a rather snarky terrakinetic (earth and mineral manipulation) and one of Marcus’ oldest friends. They tend to be rather pessimistic in their outlook, but try their best to take the possibility of something good happening into account (mostly on behalf of Trudie, who they hold very dear). Their codename is 150% courtesy of Marcus.
More Super Spoilers
I am working on a system that will allow the player to hook up some potential ROs with each other when playing as the kid