After being in Early Access since 2019, Neon Noodles - Cyberpunk Kitchen Automation has now fully released and it looks great. I liked it when I tried it out some time ago so it's good to see the developer finish it up.
What exactly is it? "Neon Noodles is inspired by the open-ended, machine-building puzzle games of Zachtronics such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory. Take on challenging assignments from a cast of intriguing clients, design complex and beautiful automations to uncover the truth behind Neon Noodles."
If you like a programming-styled logic puzzle games focused on automation like various Zachtronics stuff this might be for you. Imagine if you will, an Overcooked styled game but you automate it with a neon cyberpunk theme and that about sums it up.
- Create automations as intricate or as simple as you like, using everything from programmable robot chefs to teleport stations.
- Automate your robot chefs through an intuitive record-and-replay system where you control a robot and have it replicate your exact inputs, and only edit later if needed.
- Solve endlessly replayable open-ended puzzles with 250 recipes from around the world consisting of 400 unique ingredients. Jollof Rice, Clam Chowder, Spätzle, Bibimbap - so many recipes to optimize!
- Immerse yourself in a cyberpunk story where food is a luxury and ruthless corporate greed runs unchecked.
- Compare your scores with friends and see global leaderboards score distributions as a histogram.
Available now on Steam with Native Linux support and the developer said it offers full Steam Deck support too, although it is not currently Verified they expect it to be.