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It’s Ramadan!

Good Lookin’ Home Cookin’ food truck park (GLHC, for short) is 100% halal. Amira and Jessica know that Ramadan is a chance for them to show the citizens of Fernweh that halal food can be enjoyed by anyone, year round. But, this also puts the pressure on - As one of Fernweh’s only halal options, every Muslim family starts to order their iftar meals from GLHC food court. 

Will their dream of running a successful business together destroy their friendship? Or will the stress of running a business together shut down the GLHC food court for good?

You decide.

Playtime: An 'easily digestible' 60 minutes.

“We see how the protagonists are on guard in nearly every conversation, wanting desperately to share their culture and food truck dining spot with the world but also hesitant to trust their own vulnerability.”
— Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times

Negative Self-Talk
Amira and Jessica both experience stress from running a business and pressure from their families, though in different ways. Amira, in particular, takes criticism to heart and is hard on herself, in an unproductive way. We aim to show how negative self-talk and undiagnosed depression can manifest and how a person can help their friend through a low spiral.


Cultural Awareness
Good Lookin’ Home Cookin’ takes place in a fictional Northeast coastal town in the United States called Fernweh (pronounced Fern - Vee), with a strong LGBTQIA+ and diverse community. Toadhouse Games has reached out to the communities we aim to represent to ensure we do so in an accurate and respectful manner. We also hire cultural consultants and sensitivity readers.

CMC vignettes are unique snack sized games. They feature characters and locations from Call Me Cera. A portion of all Toadhouse Games sales goes to charities that benefit the marginalized groups our characters represent.  

Call Me Cera: A crunchy wholesome game about making friends as an adult. 
Wishlist here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1523870/Call_Me_Cera/ 

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Toadhouse Games
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Publisher
Release date Apr 14, 2021
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(35)
AuthorToadhouse Games
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsCasual, Cute, Female Protagonist, Food, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Ren'Py, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Playstation controller
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast, One button, Blind friendly

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Good Lookin Home Cookin - Windows 82 MB
Good Lookin Home Cookin - Mac 73 MB
Good Lookin Home Cookin - Linux 99 MB

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I appreciate how this game handles Amira being too hard on herself, and especially how Kenta is able to help. I've been in states like Amira ends up in, getting caught in a loop of self-negativity that spirals worse and worse. In some ways it's hard seeing such experiences reflected back at me, but more than that it feels good to be understood. Even more than that, it makes me happy seeing Kenta support Amira, which reminds me of the people in my life who support me. Thank you for handling something so personal and difficult so well.

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Thank you so much for playing and for your kind comment! We make our games for gamers like you - those who know what our characters feel like and deserve to feel seen and understood in stories. I’m so happy to hear you have people who support you and that our game resonated with you. <3 Please tell a friend!

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Really sweet, well-written vignette with wonderful characters that are so fleshed out they seem real! I adore the dedication and detail to cultural accuracy, especially the text conversations Jessica has with her mother in Korean. A nice blend of humor and emotional beats, very much looking forward to playing Call me Cera when it comes out :3 Good work, Toadhouse team!

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Thank you so much for playing and for your kind thoughts! Please tell a friend! <3

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I lowkey wanna cry over this. Thank you for creating it.

Thank you so much for playing! Please tell a friend :)

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This is lovely, I really want to applaud the thoughtfulness and care for the audience that shows up in things like the content warnings and accessibility options. Also just really well written and affecting. Thank you!

Thank you for playing and for your kind words! Please tell a friend :)

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This was so sweet! I got a little misty when Jessica and Amira made up at the end, ngl. :') I loooved the UI design - I've been trying to update my own Ren'py game, and it has made me appreciate a good UI so much more. Also a big fan of the backgrounds. Nothing wrong with the classic "stock photo run through an oil paint filter" VN look, but it was really cool to see something more distinctive. And the little animated trailer for Call Me Cera at the end, wow! Never seen anything like that in a game before, it was so cool. Just wishlisted it on Steam!

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Thank you so much for your kind words and for playing our game! Please tell a friend :)

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I was going to say this on twitter but I think this is a better place:

when the final scene started - just after Jessica and Amira are reunited - I started to cry so much and couldn't stop until after the credits showed up.

I don't know exactly why this happened, but I thank you so much for this experience not just in storytelling but in widening lots of points of my worldview.

This was really inspiring. I hope I can tell meaningful stories such as this one someday.

Thank you for sharing <3 And thank you for playing our game! Please tell a friend :D

My computer showed trojan Win32/Wacatac.B!ml is this real or a false positive?

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It's a false positive. If you follow the instructions above, you'll be able to work around most of the anti-virus overreacting. The game is safe and does not contain a trojan. Apologies for the inconvenience and any scare you might have had. 

Thank you for playing!

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I’d love to contribute a game if it’s not too late:

https://glowingroots.itch.io/gift-of-the-sea

Thanks!

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Makes me wish I had a food truck like this near me! Lovely story, I enjoyed hearing each character's motivations from their own perspectives. Plenty of wisdom in here. Bravo!

Thank you so much for playing! Please tell a friend :D

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Maybe art style isn't my favourite (though I love these "chalk" backgrounds), maybe it feels a bit too cutesy at times, but I really enjoyed my first playthrough, even though it was cut short by a "wrong turn" somewhere. Have to try again.

Also, love how texts from Jess' mum are actually in Korean.

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Thank you for playing! :D

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A lovely game overall. Well-researched with lots of accurate representation that doesn't feel forced because of the world-building. The choices are many and you feel that they make an impact on the ending. And there are three of them, all distinct! The art is beautiful. I can't wait for Call Me Cera!

Thank you so much for playing! Tell a friend! <3

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I will never not take the opportunity to say how well researched this game is. It is incredible. And it taught me so much about Ramadan! And most importantly narrative is really great!!

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Thank you so much for playing!! We loved watching your stream <3

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Thank you so much for playing! Please tell a friend! <3

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Amazing game! definitely going to recommend it to all my friends. I love the representation of different races, religions, and sexualities show just in this small chunk. amazing game!

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Thank you for playing!

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I love this game so much!!!

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Thank you so much for playing!! Please tell a friend :D

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What a lovely and wholesome experience! I love how you created such a cozy feel for a visual novel - it really made that one particular scene scare me a bit. I relate too much to Amira for my own good, I think. Thank you for making this game!

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Thank you so much for playing!

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will buy tomorrow

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Thank you!

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This looks dope! Excited to play it soon.

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Thanks! We hope you enjoy it! :D