Wheelin' & Mealin'
Wheelin' & Mealin' - 2022
My Role: Lead Game Designer, Level Designer, Writer
Wheelin' & Mealin' is an online co-op party game where two players work together to cook and deliver food. It’s like Overcooked meets Crazy Taxi! While one player navigates the bustling and vibrant city, the other carefully crafts the wacky meals being delivered to your hungry customers!
To aid the chef and driver in their quest are a series of truly-zany powerups, like giant fried chicken wings that sprout from the car to help you glide off cliffs, or a large green tongue which protrudes from the front bumper to gobble and gather any nearby ingredients!
My favorite duties on the project included:
Greyboxing a massive 0.5 x 0.5 mi level, consisting of 7 city districts each with their own set of dynamic driving challenges, stunt jumps, and secret paths to discover, and then populating the space with polished assets.
Designing a cooking system that utilizes stick input to mimic real cooking gestures, like flipping and shaking the ingredients inside.
Designing the overarching lore of the world.
Coordinating with other Department Heads and within the larger team of 22 to ensure that features were in-scope, and that deadlines would be met