Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Torotto from Meiji

I found this this little gem of a snack in Tokyo recently while I was browsing the snacks shop in Hirai. Each packet has 9 little cubes of chocolate pieces in it. And each cube of chocolate has a creamy nuts filling in the centre. The interesting thing about it is that the chocolate cube had actually been baked and that gave it its rough texture. The taste is AWESOME!

I wonder if its the recipe of the chocolate or the baking of the chocolate that made it taste so good.

I got this pack for just 48 yen a pack.

Highly recommended!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Kopi Tiam Game Little India Update!

It's almost here! Check out what new foods will be in store in the next update for Kopi Tiam! The long awaited AKAN DATANG for Little India!

Friday, 4 July 2014

My thoughts on food games

As a game developer, I make games because I like to play. I guess people do what they do because the like doing it. There are things that we don't enjoy doing but we just have to to do it. But I'm not going to discuss that here.

I like delicious foods because I like to eat. When I see foods that I recognise, It immediately triggers an emotional response. Foods that I have never eaten, triggers that sense of curiosity especially if it looks really appetizing.

I also like to cook and bake. It gives me a sense of focus. It is somewhat therapeutic. It unleashes my creativity. It makes me happy.

I think this graphic can sum it up nicely.



Playing games, eating and cooking make me happy. I derive joy in doing these activities.
The part that gets interesting is when cooking foods becomes or is the theme of a game.

I create computer games that are mostly about cooking. These games are mostly on mobile devices where players get to poke at the screen to give commands. Computer games simulate the cooking activities. It evokes memories of joy from the player's previous experience with foods and/or with cooking.


The player may not be doing the actual cooking activity, but for them to use their thumbs and fingers to touch graphical representations of food/cooking items on the screen is most likely the closest/best thing they can ever get to doing the real thing in a non-threatening (risk-averse) environment. Players are able to immerse themselves in their own imaginative world where they can be the best cook ever inside the game. That ability in itself is a wondrous feeling.

A compelling game that is based on memories of joy and itself a joy to play is the perfect combination for anyone seeking to spend a few minutes to lose themselves in the game and be the best cook/chef in their own minds.

I think this applies for any kinds of computer games. And that will be the topic for another post.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Burger Days Merchandise now available!

For fans of Happy Burger Days, you can now get your very own Happy Burger Days tote bag! Put all the stuffs that you always carry with you into this very convenient bag. This bag is durable, poly poplin fabric, double sided, full bleed printed, incredibly beautiful carrying device. With a comfortable black cotton shoulder strap.




  • Design printed on both sides
  • Three square sizes available: 13", 16", 18"
  • 1" wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14" length)
  • Soft yet hard-wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric
  • Capable of carrying a potentially infinite amount of exciting things

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Tiny Aquarium. A re-imagined retro game!

I've just released Tiny Aquarium to the Google Play store. You can download it here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.afzane.tinyaquarium

Try it out and give your comments in the reviews!

Oh and don't forget to check out the video gameplay trailer!