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I’ve been hard at work for a year and I’m so excited to finally share my project with the world. Now introducing The Diner Bros; a hectic restaurant management game for 1-4 players in couch co-op.

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Bussing tables and calling out orders

Join the Diner Bros as they cook, serve, and upgrade their restaurant! Your restaurant will initially start off small but by impressing your customers, buying new recipes, and renovating the building, you'll have a bustling hot spot attracting customers from around the city. Keep an eye out for special customers too!

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Rushing to keep up in the kitchen

My inspiration to create this game is the enjoyable times playing couch co-op with my friends and family. It felt like there was a long drought of local multiplayer experiences with the removal of split-screen mode from AAA games but in recent years there has been a resurgence of local co-op games. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing these games including: Cook Serve Delicious, Overcooked, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. My goal with Diner Bros is to recreate that enjoyable social experience I've had sitting side-by-side with my friends.

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Don't you hate it when other people get served before you?

I’m always on the lookout for co-op games to play but many of them are too complex for my non-gamer friends. My main goal has been to balance the gameplay so that it can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. If you and your partner are competitive and want to maximize your profits, you can do exactly that. Plan out what food will be ordered and prepare the food in advance to earn the most tips. The game will ramp up the difficulty quickly if you choose to play this way. Alternatively, if your partner is more of a casual player, the game will not punish you for it. I’ve found during play testing that the casual player can stick to bussing tables which is a role that only requires good communication. It is important to me to get this balance right as it is very satisfying watching someone who “Doesn’t play video games” and have them enjoy my game.

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Sometimes the chef has to deliver food

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Some of the customers who will visit your restaurant

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A healthy alternative for those who don't want a burger

I am so excited to be working on this project and hope you will enjoy it too. More information can be found at or on Twitter @Jay_FL_1. Thanks for reading!

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