Food Fanatic

by mrpete

Posted on February 07, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Food Fanatic is based on retro arcade/console game play. As Pepe, the player must deal with disgruntle unhappy customers. Don't let them starve or your FIRED. Collect tips and multiply Pepe's wages per day.


The mouse moves Pepe the waiter left to right and vice-versa. It also is used freely to employ the bumper mitt used to keep ticket orders in the air while Pepe sets up the correct order for the correct table. The left-mouse-button is used to serve the food to the correct table or bump the order to redo if there is a mistake. Pepe may also use his body or blue carry tray to bump items into the air as well. When using his body he is awarded 25 cents and the server multiplier is increased. Which will increase the price of the order since he kinda shows off his waiter skills performing an order.

NOTE: On touch-screen and other interactive devices as long as they can simulate the above control scheme through their respective OS’s then all should be good. But I do not guarantee Food Fanatic will work on every device. Mainly, on full HTML5 supported devices that are capable of allowing their browsers to control the canvas element to a ‘T’. On a PC or capable device this should not be a problem.

For more information please read the docs as a separate download. Especially, for web play.

**NOTE: this is not a restaurant builder simulation game.

**Food Fanatic will work with Windows10. When prompted about downloading DirectPlay. Just skip it. Though, it uses DirectPlay it is not using it.... I tried this approach with Windows10 home version and it ran just fine....

**If your having problems on the Windows platform just get the HTML5 version. But read the documentation about firewall and security software before posting it didn't work as a Windows stand-alone.

Documentation and HTML5 version at:

Tina commented February 12, 2016 at 9:22 PM
Nice animations!
I see the folder is filled with sounds, too bad, I could not hear them because of my computer...
StevenOBrien commented February 12, 2016 at 10:41 PM
Food Fanatic by veteran indie game developer mrpete is a groundbreaking arcade-like experience, and easily ranks among the best games I have played so far this year. A contemporary take on such retro arcade classics as Tapper and BurgerTime, Food Fanatic manages to strike a skillful balance between fun, addictive, arcade gameplay, while also managing to deliver a compelling social commentary on consumer culture, rising levels of illiteracy, the starving working class, and the nature of minimum-wage "tip culture" wage slavery in the modern United States.

Food Fanatic is not a forgiving game by any measure. No matter how much effort and care you put into the work you do, even one tiny mistake of, for instance, delivering a single incorrect order to a customer, or allowing a customer to starve to death after 30 seconds of waiting, leads to you being instantly and unforgivingly assaulted by a chef with severe anger management problems who screams "Your fired", a chilling reminder of the illiteracy of America's management class and the plight of underpaid wage laborers in modern America.

How the player will begin to phase in and out of existence as he nears the door of the restaurant is perhaps a commentary on how poorly the majority of us treat our servers. They literally fail to register as human beings to some of us, and do not exist outside of their role as a waiter. Chilling. I also found it rather beautiful how each customer arrives at the restaurant with some identifying feature; Sunglasses, Acidesque afro, pigtails, a blood-stained hockey mask, etc.; but all leave looking exactly the same, a reminder of modern society's emphasis on a constructed personal identity, and how basic necessities such as food can act as a liberator from our insecurities and anxieties. The developer, mrpete, clearly has a deep insight into the world that the rest of us do not possess. Playing this game changed me, as any good game should.

9/10 (Seriously though, it's pretty fun, play it.)
mrpete commented February 13, 2016 at 4:05 PM
LOL, Steve.... Thank you for your delightful commentary.....

Tina: There is an HTML5 version if your having problems with your sound. I have a link in the description....
Tina commented February 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM
Nope, I don't have problems with your game at all. The problem is my computer, which doesn't have sounds. Could not find the right driver for long time, already gived up ^_^...