An interview with Outplay Developer

We recently got to interview Wolfgang Graebner, executive producer from Outplay Entertainment, on their new mobile game, Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast Mobile Game

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  1. What gave you the idea to make a cooking puzzle game?

We didn’t set out to just make any cooking puzzle game… the goal from the very beginning was to make a great game with the very great Gordon Ramsay. We liked the idea of making it a puzzle game because of how fun and accessible they are. It felt like a great new way for people to engage with Gordon.

  1. What made you choose Chef Ramsay?

Gordon Ramsay’s TV shows are watched by millions, and he’s also really in touch with modern trends and new media such as YouTube, where he is the most followed chef. I’ve personally been a huge fan for many years. I can’t think of anyone else I would rather have worked with on a cooking-themed game!

  1. What other games in the mobile genre inspired you to make this game and are there any similarities in gameplay?

There are lots of popular matching games in the puzzle game genre! If you’ve played some of them, the basic color-matching gameplay should feel instantly familiar to you. If you’re new to the genre – don’t worry. The first levels will teach you everything you need to know. Of course, we also wanted the game to feel unique, so we put our own spin on it. For example, you won’t find exclusive Gordon Ramsay recipes or an event in which you prepare dishes for Gordon to critique in any of the other games!

  1. Did Gordon Ramsay have any input into the game?

Gordon and his team were involved from the very early days, reviewing concepts and providing feedback. He also recorded over 200 lines of voice over! In our meetings, he showed a lot of passion for making a great game and encouraged us to make it the best it can be. Thankfully he liked what we showed him and did not yell at us like the contestants on his TV shows.

  1. Will the game come to other platforms, i.e. Nintendo Switch, PC? 

It’s currently exclusive to Apple and Android mobile devices with no plans to bring it to other platforms, but you never know – if enough people ask for it we will certainly consider it!

  1. Where do the developers want to go in the future?

We’ve got lots planned! Every other week we are releasing a new recipe to unlock (many of which are exclusive to the game), as well as new levels. The first big new feature players can look forward to is teams. Teams let you join up with other players to chat, socialize and share lives. We’ll definitely also start introducing a whole bunch of special and seasonal events. There are some additional big new features in development that I cannot tell you about yet – but if you have any suggestions, we love to hear from our players! What would you like to see us add or change? Let us know through the in-game “contact us” feature or in the comments on our Facebook page.

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