Cook Your Way

2019-03-17. # # #

This is a game about how immigration systems and capitalist discourses of multiculturalism combine to oppress migrants. Visa applicants (or players) are tasked with cooking a typical dish of their country of origin using a cooking station. Immigration authorities then evaluate applicants according to their efficiency and potential to contribute to the new country’s society. Cooking becomes a standardized test, one step within a longer application process.

The game features a custom cooking station controller.

More information can be found on the game’s website.

The game has been presented at alt.ctrl.GDC 2019. An interview about the project has been published at Gamasutra.