Overcooked update adds a pinch of accessibility

Marijn / ActiveB1t2 minute read

More accessibility comes to Overcooked! All You Can Eat in the World Food Festival Update. The update released earlier this week and adds several ingredients to it’s menus to serve up a more accessible experience for its players.

Among the new accessibility options added to Overcooked! is a setting to reduce camera shake, helping those prone to motion sickness. Players can reduce flashing effects, to help those susceptible to seizures, a risk that lately has been getting more attention. The game also shows a “flashing images” warning at startup.

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Assist mode

The world map now includes the Assist mode, allowing players to turn it on or off at any time. The Assist mode includes several new options to customize the gameplay to a player’s needs and preferences. Players may skip levels, and increase timer sliders for orders and recipes. Turning of order timers completely is also possible. Players can also increase recipe scores and shorten the respawn timer.

These options may provide a more leisurely experience for some, or remove undue cognitive stress for others. Reducing the number of displayed recipes may make the amount of information on screen less likely to be overwhelming. Players can choose to make it more difficult or even impossible to start fires by burning food.

The update also includes several visual improvements. Such as an indicator beneath the chefs to indicate the direction. The highlighted countertop is now more noticeable when a player is aligned with it. Several bugs with the Dyslexia font are fixed for players that benefit from this alternative font.

For the full list of changes in the World Food Festival update, aside from these accessibility improvements, take a look at the Overcooked! All You Can Eat page on steam.

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