By: Ava Bird
Roblox is known for its endless amount of unique, user-generated online multiplayer games, most of which are creative and interesting. But in this article, I’m only going to focus on three. So, without further ado, here are some of the best food-focused games on the platform.
Created by Deud1, ‘Work at a Pizza Place’ dates back to 2008 and has secured its place as one of Roblox’s most iconic games. Players contribute to the pizza place, Builder Brothers Pizza, by working one of six jobs: cashier, where you can take orders from NPCs (non-player characters), who can choose to get either a cheese pizza, a pepperoni pizza, a sausage pizza, or a fizzy soda; cook, where you can make pizzas; pizza boxer, where you can box pizzas; delivery, where you can drive to houses to deliver orders; supplier, where you can drive trucks to restock pizza ingredients; and manager, the one-person supervision job that everyone wants to claim.
If you don’t want to work, you can go on break and decorate your house or hang out with friends. Working earns you coins, which you can spend on furniture, decorations, house upgrades, pets, and presents, which can contain a variety of things, depending on which one you buy. You can also earn trophies by completing event activities, such as the corn maze, which appears annually in the fall. A favorite of many, this game is a must-play.
Made by Ultraw, ‘Restaurant Tycoon 2’ is the new-and-improved successor to the classic ‘Restaurant Tycoon’. In this game, you get to create and build your very own restaurant from scratch. You can unlock over 195 different foods from 25 different countries and regions to be featured on your menu, and you get to pick and choose. As you earn money, you can grow your restaurant and improve your ratings by hiring workers, adding tables, decorating, upgrading, and expanding. You have control over every aspect of your tycoon, giving you the opportunity to make your restaurant truly unique. You can cook, take orders, serve food, and do everything else you can expect to do in a restaurant. In addition to NPCs, you can also serve actual players, if they choose to visit your restaurant. If it is deserving, players can give your restaurant a like. This game is a new classic, and it’s worth a try.
Though it isn’t at all centered on food, Coeptus’s ‘Welcome to Bloxburg’ is a life-like roleplay game that treats food like the real deal. There are 45 (and counting) main dishes that you can make year-round, and each of them can serve multiple players. In addition to these dishes are 24 ‘quick meals,’ which are single-serving snacks instead of meals. There are also seasonal foods that you can make during different holidays, the most popular being Halloween and Christmas, and you can either eat them then and there or put them in your fridge to save them for later.
However, cooking in this game is a ‘skill,’ and there are 10 levels of any given skill. For the cooking skill, making food grants you progress, and leveling up unlocks more dishes you can make. In a way, this is comparable to real life: the more you practice a skill, the better you become at it. Each dish also costs money to make, ranging from 3 to 80 in-game dollars. Some players build creative restaurants or cafés that other players can go to, and each one deserves a visit. Overall, the food in this game is unique and fun to make, and it’s worth taking the time to level up your cooking.
I hope you enjoyed this article, and I highly recommend all three of these games.