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Ghost Town Games and publisher Team 17’s smash hit franchise Overcooked is celebrating its 5th birthday in style by bringing a bunch of new content to Overcooked! All you can eat.

This definitive edition of Overcooked launched in March this year, and featured improved visuals and combined all content across both games in the franchise. This latest update titled “Birthday Party” is celebrating the franchise’s 5th birthday and is adding 5 new birthday levels, a new cat chef, a new game mechanic and a recipe. The game will also be free to play on Steam from the 9th to the 11th of August.

It’s a party and you’re all invited. – Source: Overcooked! – Press Kit


Speaking on the franchise’s history, founders Phil Duncan & Oli De-Vine shared their thoughts and thanks to the fans.

Five years on, still the most rewarding aspect of working on Overcooked! is getting to see and hear the reaction from players around the world.

Phil Duncan – Co-founder, Ghost Town Games

Duncan then continued that the players bonding experiences with loved ones is something that they always love to hear.

Hearing stories about players bonding with friends and loved-ones over their time spent playing the game together is something we’re humbled to have played a part in.

Oli De-vine‘s statement focused on giving praise to the work that Team 17 has put in to help the Overcooked! franchise be the best it can be.

Well first I have to acknowledge the amazing folks at Team17, without whom we wouldn’t be at this point at all. It’s been an amazing journey together with so many developers working tirelessly to make the game what it is today, which is something we frankly couldn’t have made any other way

The biggest takeaway from the Co-founders statement is their address to the games large community.

Also, multiplayer games are only what they are because of community, and the community on this game is just amazing. Maybe it’s a virtue of being a game about cooperation and communication, but we’re really happy the game has found such a kind audience who are always so supportive and welcoming of the things we make, and who come and play together from all over the world. It’s been great, thank you all very much.

Oli De-Vine – Co-founder, Ghost Town Games

Fancy a cuppa with your new chef? – Source: Overcooked! – Press Kit


This feeling of community has been exemplified by the online response with users voicing their excitement for the new content.



One user even went meta by “Overcooking” their own cake in celebration of this momentous occasion.



Overcooked’s new update is live now and will be free to play until the 11th, if you enjoy your time with the free trial the game will also be 40% off on Steam until the 13th.

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