We knew we wanted the final fight of a run to have some *oomph*. We also knew we wanted the character of the combat chefs to be further expressed in the battlefield. This led us to the idea of powerful chef abilities that activate on the 6th fight of the CALosseum for players to strategically adapt to.
What does a chef ability look like? (figuratively speaking)
Let’s take the trusty Eggie, full of life and unwavering ambition. She believes in her Egg GladiEATers so powerfully that they hold on to life the first time they fall below 1 HP.
The Golden Reviving Egg appears
above each GladiEATer until they
are saved once, at which point it
fades away – great to help players
keep track of who Eggie currently
still believes in.
What does a chef ability LOOK like? (Like.. literally)
When a chef gets into the CALosseum with their chef ability active, they appear with a deity like flare and aura emenating out of them. This indicates to the player that something powerful is going on!
These auras are meant to both express the Chef’s *vibe* plus
aid the idea of their abilities. In the case of Diane, her B I G knife points to her cutthroat militancy
in the kitchen.
What does the B I G Knife do?
Diane’s ability empowers GladiEATers below 50% Health with a 50% boost in Power
= a testament to her pushing GladiEATers, and people, to their limits.
Her Big Knife also moves in time with the effect on the GladiEATer activating, making that visual link between the Chef's power and the GladiEATer stronger.
Could I have one more example of a chef ability please?
...sure: Here’s Jemin, the 7th most successful C.E.A. (CAL enforcement agency) operative. Jemin is all about efficiency, secrecy…and breakfast. His ability mirrors this as he executes any opponent if they end their turn with less than 20% Health.
Does the CALncil (the governing body of the CALosseum) approve this? Well, your honour, did you SEE his blade cut down that GladiEATer? …no? I rest my case.
*we’re really excited to talk more about Jemin in a future post, he’s just the coolest dude*
TL;DR Combat Chefs have awe-inspiring talent that empowers their GladiEATers. They activate on the final round of the traditional run and even in multiplayer.
Every chef has their own unique ability that change gameplay and you’ll be hearing more about them SoonTM! Do YOU have any ideas for new chef abilities, or even chefs?? Let us know in the comments or our Discord.