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Perry is, to put it nicely, a bit of a mess. So they can hardly believe their luck when their crush, Lily, agrees to go on a date with them!

When the day of the date rolls around, Perry's all set: they've scrounged up some cash, and got a reservation at the nicest restaurant in town.

Except... where's their wallet?

With nothing left to lose but their dignity, Perry's determined to whip up a fantastic dining experience at home.

Sure, they've never cooked before, but how hard could it be, right?

Cooked with Love is a short comedy/romance visual novel, with crafting elements.


  • 2 pursuable characters
  • 2 routes, 11+ endings
  • ~ 26,000 words
  • ~ 15-20 minutes playtime
  • Customisable protagonist
  • Crafting minigame

Ruining your dishes/love life? There's a recipe list and endings guide available on our Patreon!


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CookedwithLove-1.0.2-pc.zip 107 MB
CookedwithLove-1.0.2-mac.zip 90 MB
CookedwithLove-1.0.2-linux.tar.bz2 96 MB


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Oh my god my heart! This game is so cute especially Brooks's route. I keep playing it repeatedly :'D I'm kinda having a hard time getting Perry to pass out so there's that

Btw, is it possible for this game to be available on Android? Because I would be very happy if it is :>

Thanks for playing and leaving a comment, I'm glad that you thought it was cute! (To get Perry to pass out, just drink the strongest alcohol at every given opportunity.)

Unfortunately, we currently do not have plans to make our games available on Android. Neither of us have any Android devices so it'd be hard to test, haha.

This was really fun, and all the endings were really cool to get to~ well maybe except for the food poisoning and getting rejected ones ^^;

 Though for the life of me I just can't seem to get the bromance ending AAA--

And its not even because of Brook, that one line of "lets just stay as bros" from MC is so fustrating---

Like do you have to get on a certain drunkness level or have certain foods to do it HHH MY BRAIN-


Thanks for playing and leaving a comment -- glad that you had fun!

To get Perry to confess to Brooks, you should try to avoid choices that make the night more like "broing down with my bro" (so skip the tequila).
It isn't required to have specific foods, but they do help. Try serving him a starter that uses maple syrup.

Ohhhh I see haha it seems that I was going in the wrong direction all this time ahahaha thank you ^^


Finally finished collecting all the recipes and endings! This was a really cozy, nice game with a great sense of humour. The main minigame was really fun and it really compelled you to get all the dishes and endings :) All in all it was a pretty accurate representation of the college experience, but the banter between the characters was really funny and heartwarming at the same time. All of the characters have a lot of personality and it's great!!

Looking forward to more games like these :D

Thank you for playing and for sharing your thoughts! Happy to hear that you liked the game and the characters!

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I just finished it  (few times). and I loved it. 

Nice, cartoon/comic-like artstyle. Nice sprites with a lot of gestures and emotions. I liked the music, BGs and music, too.

Well done , simple (but not too simple) and clear character customisation menu. Defenitely good idea. 

I relly enjoyed your good sense of humor.  noticed few meme references <3

very nice, light-hearted story. Having enough courage to ask your crush out is impressive :D Every character has interesting personality and funny side :D Mixing "ingrediets" and waiting for more-less good result was fun :D

after few times I got romantic ending with Lily. I'm so proud of myself xD

Thank you for playing and leaving a comment. Glad that you enjoyed the art + jokes, and congratulations on getting the romantic ending with Lily!

This game is so cute! And being able to customize the main character with all those options made it feel even nicer. Congrats and thank you :)

Thanks for playing, glad that you liked it!


I've slacked off on going through my NaNoReNo lot since April but I was stoked to get to the Stardust Soda offering. The naming sense of everything is glorious (I cracked up at the Emperor's dishes) and the core concept of desperate uni cooking is so relatable that I'm sure some of my friends well past uni are still doing this.

I think I've been at this for 2.5 hours and finally got Perfect Pear. Just need Nacho Day and Butter Off. I love everything including the subtle nuances of certain conversation choices and it's been a joy to replay. Thanks again for an awesome game and I look forward to everything you are/will be making.

Thanks very much, happy to hear that you've had fun playing (& replaying) it! We hope that our future games will meet your expectations!

Might I have some tips for the perfect pear ending? Ive been at it for so long now I don't even know how many times I went through the whole game QwQ... The same ending for just staying as bros fustrates me...

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I didn't keep detailed notes for it. afaik make the meals that him in the kokoro (it seems he really liked sweet stuff?) and similarly lean sweet or be open to the relationship in your choices.

EDIT: D'oh you already got an answer. I haven't gone back so I'm still missing Nacho Day and Butter Off. Do you have tips for those?

Ahh sorry honestly I didnt really remember the routes for lily...  Been quite awhile since I played it. Tho I guess if its nacho day you'd need nachos? If my memory was right then if you made nachos as the main course Lily whispers "not sure what I did to deserve this" but idk if that was the route to another ending and my memory's just jumbled...

I really enjoyed this game! The art and writing were really charming and I loved the interface design. All the characters felt fleshed out even though it was a short game, and the cooking was so fun!

Thanks so much for playing and for leaving a comment! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.


the writing for this is so charming! it's designed super well too, i keep playing to find all the different meal combinations haha, it's a lot of fun! thanks for making this!!

Thanks so much! Happy to hear that you're having fun replaying it!


This was so great! I've only played through once so far but I look forward to unlocking the other endings. I really loved the part where Lily kind of brushed over the comment about her having friends. It felt unexpectedly real for the overall silliness of the game. Awesome job!

Thank you! We wanted the characters to feel real/relatable even if most of the game is pretty ridiculous, so it's great to hear that you liked it!


will there be a guide of some sort to help dumbasses like me ?

Recipe hints will unlock after your first playthrough!

As I also a college kid with questionable taste buds who can survive any clever mix of leftover food, this is finally the time for me to shine *evil laugh* (FYI, the  Fish and Crips receipe is rather similar to a dish known as Pempek in Indonesia, and the three courses of dinner aren't really working here :v)

And this may be the only VN where me irl desperately want to pursue a certain RO, but the choices in game leads MC themselves friendzone the RO from dating instead of the other way around. Here is a little self-reward:

Sorry to hear that you've friendzoned yourself, but glad that you seem to have enjoyed the game, haha.
(And that's interesting to know! Unfortunately, I think Perry lacks the skills to make anything complicated lmao.)

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This is adorable! I'm excited to play through. But (spoilers) how do you date Brooks??

Thank you, hope you enjoy playing it!
You'll end up having dinner with Brooks if you choose not to serve the dishes you've made to Lily.

That much is clear, but I too can't figure out what to do to date (like, in the future) either Lily or Brooks (I can't even figure out how to become friends with Lily). I replayed the game 10 times or more already. The walkthrough would be much appreciated!


Unfortunately we can't post the full walkthrough as it's a reward on our Patreon, but I'll try to give some hints:
- To befriend Lily, just be really honest (like to the point where it's kind of embarrassing), and encourage her to try new things.
- To date Lily, don't overshare, but don't tell any lies either. Just try and gloss over the truth. Try and show interest in the things she likes.
- To date Brooks, you'll have to be more vulnerable with your feelings. Try and pick options that are more romantic over friendly options, and avoid drinking too much. He likes maple syrup.


Thanks a lot! I'll try to follow these advices and then I'll let you know if it helped! ^__^

I love this game (and all of your other ones) and look forward to seeing more from you guys!

Thanks very much for your support! We really appreciate it.

This is such a cute concept, absolutely in love with it! Very quality work, and I'm excited to see more from y'all! :DD

Thank you so much!