Overcooked's recipe for local multiplayer success


Overcooked released in August 2016 and has fast become a defining game within the UK video games industry.

The BAFTA award winning multiplayer title captured so much of what makes our industry great: the unique sense of humour, the fact it came from a tiny team bodging away in a house in Cambridge and the way it achieved so much success by doing what so few people were doing.

In this episode of the 30 Years of Play podcast, we chatted with Phil Duncan and Oli DeVine – the co-creators of Overcooked – via Skype about the game. We found out its origins, about where the game came from and how showing it at games events like Norwich Games Festival made it the hit it is today.

We also caught up with video games journalist Emily Sowden to discuss how a family friendly local multiplayer game succeeded at a time when few games went in such a direction.

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George Osborn