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Cooking Mama

  1. 1. “ Cooking Mama Cook Off”
  2. 2. Cooking Mama: Gameplay <ul><li>Cooking simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Players select a recipe </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe is broken down into mini challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chopping/mincing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning seafood and vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stewing etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Players use the Wii remote to mimic real life cooking </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cooking Mama: Single Player <ul><li>Single player cooking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gain new recipes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete recipes perfectly to gain awards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bronze: Ok Chef (several “good” rankings in mini challenges; some “Keep Trying”) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Silver: Good Chef (One or more “Good” rankings in mini challenges; Mainly “Very Good”) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gold: Awesome Chef (All “Very Good” rankings in mini challenges) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medals show status </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faster time=Personal satisfaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unlocking all of the recipes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Cooking Mama: Friends & Food of the World <ul><li>Friends and Food of the World : (Single player vs. computer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beat the computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Score based on Time & Accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gain gifts from your friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Knives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Pots & Pans </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture Frames to decorate your kitchen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clock to decorate your kitchen Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cooking Mama: Multi-Player <ul><li>Player vs. Player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two players using two Wii Remotes cook off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beat your opponent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based upon time & accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bragging rights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better cook than other player </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cooking Mama: Pros <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ONLY cooking game in the video game market that uses the Wii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real life relevance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooking simulation that allows players to cook without apprehension of burning something physical or hurting yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives player the general concept of cooking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows players to focus on precision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cute, Fun, & Simple Enough </li></ul><ul><li>Displays the many abilities of the Wii remote </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped in to female market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game play interests females because it is centered around their behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Girls would rather play house”: They can now do that on the Wii </li></ul></ul>“ The definition of a good game is: one that teaches everything it has to offer before the player stops playing.” (Koster, p. 46)
  7. 7. Cooking Mama: Success Grid <ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Time Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Physical motion awareness </li></ul>Skill required in using the abilities: Choices result in failure. Skills required. <ul><li>Cutting and preparing all of the ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Mixing, Stirring, Rolling, Crimping, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Baking, Frying, Sautéing, etc. </li></ul>A range of abilities required to solve the encounter: Different abilities revealed over time <ul><li>Completing mini challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately finishing the recipe with a silver or gold medal </li></ul>A range of challenges: Game content that operates within the rules A solid core mechanic: A puzzle to solve. Typically with rules that apply. <ul><li>The kitchen(cutting board, stove, counter, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts won in Friends & Food of the World placed in kitchen space and can be viewed. </li></ul>A sense of space: The place the challenges take place <ul><li>Player selects recipe </li></ul><ul><li>Practice mini games (steps of the recipe) before actual challenge </li></ul>Preparation: Player gets a chance to prepare for a given challenge Game Elements: Cooking Mama Koster’s Successful Game Elements (p.120)
  8. 8. Cooking Mama: Cons <ul><li>Repetitive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same mini challenges in each recipe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few unique mini challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recipes get boring after the player has unlocked all of them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once player reaches the end, they stop playing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the exception of multiplayer; can always be played </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Players can only play if they are present in the same location </li></ul>“ Games need to encourage you to move on.” (Koster, p. 134)
  9. 9. Cooking Mama: Extended <ul><li>Online Playing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like “Xbox LIVE Marketplace” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable games (recipes for cooking mama) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming on demand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes like </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cook off with people around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Cooking Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of message boards, forums, wiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profile tracks overall cooking record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ranks profile based upon record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>More Recipes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New, Limited Edition! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved Mini Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less repetitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of skills </li></ul></ul>

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