Overcooked — The Other as Gameplay

Cook with Red Apron, by Léon Bonvin (1862) [from USEUM]

Overcooked (stylized as Overcooked!) is an acclaimed cooking simulation game by Ghost Town Games, released in 2016. It was deemed a chaotic couch co-op game for up to four players and winner of the Best British and Best Family Game at the 13th British Academy Game Awards.

Players control chefs in a restaurant of sorts and have to take care of the entire kitchen pipeline: ingredients preparation…