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As written by Chef Lorenzo himself


-1 teaspoon of chaotic, fast-paced gameplay
-1 package of easy-to-pickup, hard-to-master typing mechanic
-1 cup of  fun time management bits


-3 food-grade programmers:
Ali Jaya Meilio Lie alijaya - itch.io
Roni Setiyawan JungeFuchs - itch.io
Jonathan Franzeli myqpalzm - itch.io

-3 food-grade artists:
Muhamad Fajar Rafif MuhamadMentari - itch.io
Mega Anjani Putri (Hana) Hanassiy - itch.io
Elvira Ayuniar imbearcile/bepolarbear (@beruanglapar)

-and thanks to:
Kuuki Kei teamgehu - itch.io
for participating in the gamejam version.


Serve hungry customers,
get them satisfied — and in return, get their money —
to help you get closer to reaching the minimum sales target.
It requires a good balancing act between cooking, serving,
and managing all kinds of disturbance, all at the same time.

Type words above the dish to prepare 'em up.
Some dish requires additional process,
but more on that later.

Ready-to-serve dish goes to the tray.
Tray can only store limited amount of dish.
Press DELETE to discard a dish on the tray.

Serve dish to your paying customer by typing words above their head with their preferred dish, provided you've already prepared the dish beforehand.
Serve them before they lose interest in consuming Italian cuisine.

When in doubt, press BACKSPACE to reset your typing
(which allows you to choose another word to type).

Occasionally, you’ll meet your official business competitor, Mr. Whisker,
trying to fetch your recipe by sampling the whole thing.

Unfortunately, diplomacy is a strange concept for him,
so the best course of action is
to let your trusty revolver to do the talking.

Type the words above the rat
to let the gun do the gun thing.

Type words on cashier to attain wealth from satisfied customer.
Meet the sales target by the end of the shift to advance
to the next level!

This was a submission for GameJamPlus Indonesia 2022,
a 2-day game jam.

And we are proud to say that our game won several awards on
GameJam+ Indonesia 2022.

This game is like the refined version of it after 2 month-ish of  pain development,
though you can still download the game jam version if you choose to do so.

You can check the announcement here:

We're proud to say that our game has also won 'Best Game Asia' on GameJam+

BEST INDIE GAMES IN ASIA AND AFRICA | GJ+ 22/23 Continental Final Asia and Africa - YouTube

We're still developing the game!

While the core gameplay is complete,
we plan to add more contents like additional restaurant (with its own unique dishes) and flesh out more on the story and visual-wise.

Want to stay updated?
You can follow our development progress on our twitter page:



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The Chef's Shift - Refined Taste Version [v0.1.2a].rar 81 MB
The Chef's Shift - Original GameJam Version (Outdated) 31 MB

Development log


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Hey! I really like this game but i have a small issue, i play on browser and it is annoying for me when i have to press esc because it boots me out of my full screen

Hi, thank you so much for playing our game :D. I'm sorry about the problem, I'm afraid we could not do much about it because "esc" button is the default button to quit the full screen on browser, it's done automatically by the browser. We recommend to download the demo on Steam to get better experience :D.

Everything is soo soo cute~ I love the mechanics, the art, and the music. The story is nice too. I like how it gets a bit difficult the further you go on. The type of food and their designs are good too!


Thank you soo much for your kind words XD
Please consider to wishlist the game on the Steam, more wishlist will give us more visibility when it launches :D

Already done. <3

thanks XD

AMAZING GAME !!! I had so much fun playing it ~ (even though it was a bit complicated with my keyboard since a few key aren't working ^^') 

Also, I started playing in french (since it's my first langage) but quickly switch in english because some word were more complicated to write with all those letter "éèîô" especially when I had to type them in capital @v@ impossible

But aside that I really enjoy this game ~ everything is really well done. From he hilarious story to the beautifull visual ~ 

Can't wait for the full version :3 !!! 

Hello @sohaland, thank you for trying our game XD. Glad that you enjoy it :D. For the keyboard part, yes it's still not perfect, we have noticed that certain character is hard to type, for example is É, È, Œ, œ, we have thought that because it's native in French language, French people could just write it without a thought... but we are so wrong about it lol. And for the symbols, yes, we haven't adapted to different keyboard layout, the symbols used is more or less from standard QWERTY keyboard.

In the future we will address this issue. For the hard character, maybe we could make sure the word that using it won't come up. Or we could allow typing E for character É, or È, and typing OE for Œ.

But yeah, we need help from the communities to address this issue because we are not used to with different keyboard layout.

Very nice game - with a a bit of a story - also not stress typing

Thank you for your kind feedback :D

I loved the story so much and the gameplay is a lot of fun but the game lags for me and also I remember at some point it said I can change the difficulty but I didn't find the option... I barely passed the last level to see where the story went!


Hello, I'm glad that you like the game :D... if the game lags, I think it's because there's some bug :')... I'm sorry that you experience that, it would be solved by closing and reopening the game. For the difficulty option you could find it in the settings on the main menu. Currently you can't change the difficulty when you are in the level :')

Ooooh, okay! Thank you! I added the game on my wishlist on Steam, btw :D

Thanks! XD Really appreciate it! :D

I really enjoy this game, but I can't do level 4 because the game is cut off on my screen so I cannot see the pizza station

Wait, really? We thought we have handled that case... could you give me more detail? It's pretty serious bug if you could not play it properly :')... do you play the windows version or the web version? and what kind of resolution your screen has?

I play the windows version. My screen resolution is 3000 x 2000

thank you for the detail, we'll check on it later :D

i hope my progress saves cause i  love this game- it's a good way to practice typing and hand eye coordination

for this demo, the progress saves... but for the full version one, I'm afraid we could not achieve the backward compability of the save file, because the level will be changed a little bit and rebalanced... :')

ah thanks for the info!

This game is so fun, I just can't type fast enough for the clown levels its so stressful lol

ah yes, we are really sorry about that :')... btw, the demo is already updated on Steam, the difficulty has been balanced on that build XD

Really fun game! I enjoy it a looot!
And the story unfolds well and is so funny haha!

Thanks! XD... really appreciate it :D... if you don't mind please wishlist The Chef's Shift on Steam! It will help us a lot for getting many wishlist :D


love the mechanics, too bad its laggy

ah I'm sorry if it's laggy, did you play the web version?

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thank you for your kind words! XD... it sure cheers us up :D

i never thought i would type so fast.. but at least it improved my typing skills! :D (ty the chef's shift for improving my typing skills, time to show off to my friends!~)

Ahahahaha XD... you're welcome :D... well I guess it surely improves your multitasking skill too XD

yep now i can do everything at the same time :D (this reply was so late)

Cool XD... Well the game has developed further, we have sneak peek on the new trailer, but I think I'll post more detail of new update on our twitter if I'm not too lazy 😂

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(late reply) ooo~ a new trailer, i'll go and see that with the details and its okay to be lazy sometimes (even im lazy too lmao :D)

three words

let him cook

Hahaha thanks for cooking the game XD

it was pretty fun i like this game

thanks XD

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now we need multiplayer or vursus mode

this game has a bright future

We will put this idea into our consideration!! but probably on the chef's shift 2? hahaha hopefully we will released in Q2-Q3 2024, please looking forward! :DD Thankyou once again for the sweet words! <3 

Hi there~ I tried out your game several days ago, and kinda dropped it after several levels because I find it hard. But tonight it came across my mind again so I decided to re-download it 🤣

I saw a comment below about typing symbols makes it so hard to keep the flow, as a fellow non-QWERTY user, I gotta agree. I'm using the workman layout. I'll be looking forward to that accessibility update! 👀

Another thing I'd like to request is to display a caps lock indicator on screen. There is a light indicator on my caps lock key, but it's usually covered up by my hands so I can't see it. Sometimes it throws me off cuz my keys stopped typing, apparently it's cuz my capslock is still on :") or skill issue, maybe both. 

It's a fantastic game~ feels polished and well made

Hey caramel, thanks for trying our game again despite it's being too hard :').
In our current build, we already have caps lock indicator, and the level is more balanced (read: easier).
For the accessibility function, is not yet implemented, but surely it's on our roadmap :D.
We plan to update the demo soon, after current build is stable enough... please wait a little bit :')

Thanks once again!

hholy crap. that was a fun story and fun gameplay!

Hey! Thank you so much for the kind words! <3

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oml this game is so good and so stressful XD looking forward to seeing the full version on steam! (edit: ooo the special characters did throw me off like other said. if there could be an option to remove those, that would be much appreciated!!)

ah yes, thanks for the anticipation :D...

and yes, we will add accessibility option, so the symbol won't appear anymore :')

Very fun game. Can you please make a settings option that eliminates the special characters? ie: (&**^%$#@!?/><)..etc

yes, we would add that option in the future :D, thanks for the feedback! :D

thanks alot


Wonderful little game, with a novel concept.

My one critique is the actions that require symbols (i.e. "*[\" etc.). They disrupt the flow of the game massively, as they can be awkward to write quickly, as opposed to letters which are quickly addressed. Additionally, the symbols posed specific issues for me, as my keyboard layout is Nordic, which means some symbols require even more awkward modifier-keys and double-taps to engage

Thanks for the feedback! Yes several people have issues with the symbol, especially if they don't use QWERTY keyboard layout. We consider to add accessibility settings to disable the symbols input.
And we plan also to support another keyboard, so the set of symbols that is shown will reflect symbol that is common to type in such keyboard :D.

Because I'm not familiar with Nordic keyboard, could you tell me more about it? Like what symbols are difficult to type. And if there's a symbol, which symbol that you prefer to type in such keyboard?

I love this game at first play, but the last level on the third difficulty seems impossible with all the rats

but the rats wont stop me from wishlisting the game on steam, good luck developers!!

Hello @Reru, we've heard you, and all the guys who has been tested our game, we've admitted that the game has difficulty balancing issue, it's too hard for the most people :').

We've planned to update our demo soon with better balance and some other new feature!

If the update come out later, I hope you could give it another try and give us the feedback again! :D

this game is so addicting, I love it so much!!! 

Glad that you like it! We plan to release the full version on Steam. It would mean a lot if you wishlist this game on Steam!
Here is the link https://store.steampowered.com/app/2390230/The_Chefs_Shift/

I love this game! The storyline is so cute too, it's quite addicting to play, adding this to my favorites lol

Hahaha thanks! Glad that you enjoy it XD


I had a great time. Thank you for making it! Didn't think a typing game could get that hectic tbh.

Hey! Thanks for streaming our game! Glad that you enjoy it :D. We plan to continue this game and release the full version on steam :3.

And yes, in the current demo, the cop or another character in restaurant can't be interacted yet, but we plan  they have some interaction in the future :D.


The best typing game I'm ever play (not a fan of typing game). But, dang!!! This version is so hardcore, it really is a maso~~ type of game. I'm playing with the normal difficulty though. The dino and !@#$% language is really argh~~~~
And that mouse, really, can I just buy a cat for the resto?

hahahaha thanks XD... about the cat... might consider as an upgrade 👀... maybe pay2win upgrade lol XD jk...

but yes... I think that's an interesting upgrade to deal with the mouse... either cat or mouse trap XD

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Hi, hope you are well and keeping safe.

Have to say, I am insanely impressed by this. Was not expecting one of the Best Typing Games I ever played (sorry Mavis Beacon) when I started. Loving the Art style with the Paper Mario Influence as well as the emotional dynamics between characters.

The typing element alone is a great tool to help kids improve their typing. It made me want to increase the difficulty to the max in order to test my skills.

Only problem, I was not able to play the WebGL version, but I did download the Windows verison. Assuming you can get the WebGL Version to run on other devices like Tablets/iPad with external Keyboards, it can open up a wide player base.

Congrats again on winning Best Asian Game for Game Jam Plus.

I look forward to seeing your future work!


Hey thank you for the kind word! :D

We are really glad that you enjoy it XD

For the WebGL version, we are still not sure what's the problem, some people say that they have problem to run it, but some could run it ==a... we need to investigate it more I guess.

And congrats to you too to win Best Game for Africa Region :D


Keren banget versi terbarunya, sangat-sangat enjoyable pas mainin gamenya, mantap pokoknya!

wihhh tq sangat sudah dicoba lagi XD... doain supaya bisa sampe kelar ini devnya :')

kereeen bang gamenyaaa

yooo thank you ❤️❤️❤️

Dang! this game indeed hard had only one customer but already mess HAHAHA, just sometimes i got confused by which word i currently typed in, maybe highlight the active card can be less confusion. 

ah yes thank you for your feedback, indeed the highlight currently is not too obvious, we plan to make it easier to track which word you are currently typing XD


dang.. chaotic serve :D

hahaha, dinner dash is hard, this game is harder

well it's only the first level tho :v... if we go to the incubation, expect it to be harder lol