In this blog post, the devs put in place what GladiEATers, where GladiEATers and why GladiEATers.
Hey fellow Combat Chefs, Oliver and Iliana here, two members of the micro team cooking up GladiEATers; the pairing of cooking and turn-based strategy!
Welcome to the CALoseum, where the CAL particle has been discovered and has the power of animating the inanimate calories in food! After years of GladiEATer warfare, nations have decided to solve disputes by way of GladiEATer combat in the CALoseum.
The best Combat Chefs from around the world have been conscripted in this battle, each with their own Culinary Specialities, unique team of GladiEATers, and Stories you can immerse yourself in.
Have I forgotten to mention that this also includes you? That’s right! Play as one of these Combat Chefs to cook & command your way to the top!
As a starter, let us introduce you to the game and its features.
Have you ever cracked an egg? Or perhaps baked a loaf of bread? You do exactly that as you prepare food in fun, bite-sized Mini Games, before watching it come to life as a GladiEATer! Remember, the better your cooking, the stronger your creature. Cook up a feast of a team before time runs out!
You are now at the CALoseum and are ready to battle the world’s greatest Combat Chefs. The time has come for you to command your food creatures in deep turn-based strategy. Your potential team of over 50 GladiEATers with over 150 special hand-animated pixel abilities is all prepared, impatiently waiting for you!
Seven of the world's best Combat Chefs are here, with their own tales, unlockable recipes and unique Gladieaters. We cannot wait to tell you more about the special place the Combat Chefs hold in our hearts in a later update!
Who’s making this game?
We are MilkBubbles, a micro studio with a love for pixel art and the indie scene, particularly its genre-bending spirit that we are fully embracing with GladiEATers. We are hard-baked fans of creature-collecting RPGs and the nostalgic flavour of pixel art.
Where can I get this game?
GladiEATers is currently being self-published for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam... with Console, and Mobile in due course.
When can I get this game?
Early Access will be released in February 2024! We intend to leave Early Access within a year.
Will you release a Demo?
Yes, a demo will be released!
Will there be Multiplayer or Co-op?
Yes, at Early Access launch there will be a simple Multiplayer system developing into an online Multiplayer leaderboard and Co-op play by the end of Early Access.
What comes next?
Our aim is to keep posting updates like this so that we keep you guys in the loop on development, so keep your eyes open for future blog posts, and comment down below on what you’d like to hear us talk about! food creature suggestions are permitted
To see what GladiEATers serves up soon, be sure to Wishlist on Steam! Please don’t hesitate to join our Discord Community, where you can ask questions, share your art or simply chat with other Combat Chefs such as yourself.
Lastly, we cannot tell you how powerful and influential your ongoing support has been.
Thank you ever so much, truly.
Clocking out, Oliver and Iliana