A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Play hide and seek with Cabbage and the Chompettes! Can you find all five?

Featuring Eastern European folklore in an unexpected package, the Cooking Companions: Appetizer Edition will give you a taste of what's to come.

More than a demo:

-Six available endings
-Different dialogue with each playthrough!
-Short and sweet: 40 minutes to play through it once, longer to unravel the mystery!
-No blood or gore
-No sex or nudity
-No swearing
-Contains a recipe from Natasha's Kitchen you can make at home
-Easter eggs and secrets...but be careful!

WARNING: This game may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

This game is not suitable for children
or those who are easily disturbed.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Oct 01, 2020
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(29 total ratings)
AuthorCooking Companions!
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Cute, Horror, Multiple Endings, Psychological Horror, Ren'Py
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button


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cooking-companions-appetizer-edition-markets.zip 537 MB
Version 2

Development log


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I saw some Youtubers post gameplays of this game and decided to check it out myself, and I've encountered the 'demo'. I enjoyed some of the demo but, I got Script Errors multiple times so I decided to check the codes to figure it out. Seems like it gives us errors because, we can't name the MC in the demo. Of course the demo is still great. The errors wouldn't be there if this was the full version, so I'm going to buy the game. It gave me inspiration for future projects as well. So thanks to all  the people who worked in this project. Obviously there is hard work in this game and it shows. I'm hooked to the story and everything, plus the artwork is REALLY great. Hope this game gets the love it deserves. (I will also write a brief analysis once I buy and finish the whole game.)

I'm extremely sorry that you encountered bugs in the demo, but THANK YOU for picking up the full game (and the compliments!). Won't go too deep into it, but the way the demo and main game store persistent files caused issues across updates/versions. Trying to get the game updated, but I let some of them slip. Enjoy the full game and let me know what you think!

i don't know how to play it on Mac, its difficult to download it 

the mac version isnt working for me :/

Bug report


I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:

  File "game/script.rpy", line 1126, in <module>

NameError: name 'karinyikes' is not defined

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:

  File "script.rpyc", line 1126, in script

  File "renpy/ast.py", line 1852, in execute

    if renpy.python.py_eval(condition):

  File "renpy/python.py", line 2249, in py_eval

    return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals)

  File "renpy/python.py", line 2242, in py_eval_bytecode

    return eval(bytecode, globals, locals)

  File "game/script.rpy", line 1126, in <module>

NameError: name 'karinyikes' is not defined



Cooking Companions: Demo Edition Demo_Edition

Thu Jun 16 20:21:24 2022


Give Me the game free now please

sorry for the question but could someone tell me how to download it on mac?idk for really :( 

thank god i checked first, i was abt to download it without reading rules xd xd (ill download it in the morning)


"This game is not suitable for children

or those who are easily disturbed."

Me, who already played DDLC: I don't like where this is going...



Every time that I try to download it, it fails. Can anyone help with this? Or explain why?

Does it say "file could not be scanned" ?



trying for the first time and when i went to the basement my heart kinda stopped so ya hiving fun so far :)


Realy freaky game. It left me feeling really spooked especially since I playing this in the early hours of the morning. I really liked the stortline.

dude, this game is GORGEOUS. THE STORYLINE, THE ART, EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. The full game is already out by the time im commenting, but I don't have enough money to buy it right now :) thank you so much for making the demo free! I loved it! <33


It takes an awful lot to freak me out, but this...this is CURSED!

And your telling me its not even the full game?? Jeez


Full game is out!

Hey I really like it but 4 questions feel free not to answer!

1: can you estimate when the game will come out cause potato said "lets meet in in a year"?

2: are the endings for collecting all the chompettes?

3 : does the comedy show has any lasting affect in the game?

4:can i not collect ANY chompettes?


ik this is old, but for the 1st question the full game is now out

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u the only person in the (recent) comments that they didnt answer im crying

This game is really creepy...and I Love That!

Get the full game, out now!

FANTASTIC! cant wait until the full game comes out!

Thank you! Can't wait to share it with you!

Full game is now OUT!

for whatever reason the game won't start at all for me. I'm playing on macOS and whenever I try to start it up nothing happens?

Thanks for letting me know: I uploaded a new mac version, can you try it again? I unfortunately don't have a mac, but I'll try to help!

it worked. thank you so much !

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for some reason the game won't start at all for me, i'm playing on the windows version and I have no reason to believe it's my antivirus software, please help. i fixed it i believe it's because i had the game in a folder that was too long since as soon as i moved it to a more shortly named folder it worked perfectly fine.

Sorry for the long delay: We've had VERY rare instances where Norton Antivirus wasn't allowing the game to launch. Glad it worked out!


I downloaded this game but a few days went by before I played it and I may have totally forgot about the horror tag when I decided to play it XD. It was surprisingly creepy! I got Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark vibes (books not movie). I made a video if you maybe want to see my reaction or a bit of the gameplay 🖤 Headphone warning! I do scream a few times ngl XD


i thought the "bite ur ear" part was kinky

but boy,


Hello everyone: Absolutely blown away by the reception on Itch! Some of you found some bugs: I will be fixing them soon. Thank you for playing!


Looks like we have ourselves a new DDLC game, but with food



Amazing game dev :D