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App description: * "Intriguing...yet tough-as-nails" - iFanZine
* "While the levels and gameplay may seem easy, it definitely isn't." - DroidGamers
* "a genuine puzzler that wants to stump you and charm you simultaneously." - FanAppic

Number Chef is a brainburner puzzle game that is based on a completely new gameplay mechanic, one that rewards skill and careful thinking.

The game might look simple: odd numbers add and even numbers subtract - drag and combine tiles together to fulfill the goals of each level but you will very quickly figure the problem to be anything but simple.

You know how some games seem to make it sure that you cannot complete a level no matter how well you play that round? In Number Chef, each level is always solvable on the first try... If you just think hard enough!

Number Chef is also stripped free of many annoyances it doesnt beg for your money or tease you with mechanisms that make you wait to be able to play more.

Great for all ages - what are you waiting for?

Who says there are no new game ideas anymore?

Each of the 150 levels a carefully handcrafted and fine-tuned puzzle. Each level is solvable on the first try - most levels can be solved in multiple ways, some in a *very* creative manner.

The challenge constantly builds up with new types of game pieces appearing in each episode.

There is no way to "Pay to Win" to please the chef. The game doesnt try to prompt to buy consumable coins after every level, or frustrate you with energy bars, impossible levels, slowly recharging lives or level timers.

rainisto's comments:
Hi everyone!

This is the game I've wanted to make quite some time, and now it is ready.

- has an unique game mechanic. I didn't want to copy anybody else's game but to do something new.
- might look easy but is devilishly hard. It's number crunching on a game board. Since there are no random elements, it's very deep thinking, you can think many moves in advance. I wanted to make a game that makes you think.
- is fair. I'm sick and tired of the current pay-to-win / freemium games that constantly nag the player for money, tempt to buy stuff with various game mechanics. There's no coins to buy, no way to "cheat" by paying. It's still free.
- all all game and very little fluff. I did everything by myself, design, levels and code, so it's very focused.

more info: http://www.numberchef.com/

I'd love to hear what you guys think of it. I poured a lot of love in it.

If you're looking for an easy game this might not be the game for you. But if you enjoy a real and fair challenge, you will love this.

11-10-2015, 08:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 3
First reviews for Number Chef

A couple sites already covered Number Chef:

"If you're a fan of challenging number puzzle games, then you may want to check this one out."

"Number Chef is still one tough-as-nails game that fans of mathematical puzzles should greatly consider looking into"

Love if any of you could check it out. (And also for the control issue mentioned in the iFanzine review - are you able to replicate them. I feel it's fine on the newer devices but don't have an iPod Touch.)
11-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 3
Number Chef 1.2 out for iOS!

Number Chef version 1.2 is now out for iOS.

1.2 features a completely new control mechanism for moving the tiles - the tiles follow your finger when you move it. No more moving the wrong tile or moving it in the wrong direction. Let go when you're happy with the move.

Now the mistakes you make are all your own fault.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/number-chef/id1035135393?ls=1&mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sto.numberchef

The Android version currently has a nice 4.4*/5.0 score.