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Restaurant Management Game : HuntCook

Ok, today I’m kinda busy with cleaning house, so I think I’m gonna make this quicker to pull of. Anyway, thank you for reading and giving life to this blog so at least, I’m gonna keep writing.

Few weeks ago my friend told me that he was downloading an offline game that might be interesting. The game logo was pretty cute that I wanted to try as well. This game ranked high in Google Play, at 4.6 with mostly positive reviews from the players. It’s called Hunt Cook, which was developed by Select Button Inc.. The game is free to download but contains in-game purchases even it’s not mandatory. It’s usually for players who’s willing to spend more money to excel quicker than normal.

I’m not gonna lie, the graphic style is so damn cute. Even a boar looks so adorable :D. They use cute chibi style for this game. Hunt Cook is basically a spare-time game since you need to wait the progress to finish to complete more objectives. You’ll fill the shoe of an apprentice working for a dog boss (yeah, you don’t read that wrong, your boss is a dog) to manage a restaurant. You’ll get customers and cook what they order. These orders are for you to level up and unlock more features as well as more animals to hunt.

Hunting, your raw ingredients can mainly be found by hunting since you’re cooking meat for customers. During hunting, you’ll take part of a mini game to catch your preys. Each prey can be caught with specific weapon and you need to buy them at the shop. Sometimes, when you go hunting, you’ll find an old man giving free stuffs or a spy-like man giving rare recipe which can be used to cook special dishes, but the later is really a matter of luck. As you progress throughout the game, your boss will be able to quick-gather kitchen supplies which is really helpful. You’ll gain a feature of trapping animals for raw meat as well.

As I said before, Hunt Cook is an idle game, which means you’ll spare more time off-game than on-game. Some food really takes time to finish which is better to leave and come back few moments later. Probably at the beginning, you can stay in game for a while. You can also add some friends, real friends, to aid you by giving free ingredients. You give them, they give you as well. Last but not least, this game might be a perfect choice for casual gamer which don’t really have much spare time.

Anyway, I’m gonna call it a day, leave some comments at the comment section if you have any game recommendations, suggestions, ideas, or opinions, leave like if you enjoy reading my post, and  stay tuned for my next reviews.

 

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I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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Psychological Pixel Horror : Distraint

A game with deep story is my favorite and this type includes Distraint which was developed by Jesse Makkonen. This game was originally launched for PC but later came the android version. This game was designed with pixelated graphic and in 2D side-scrolling movement. I don’t usually play horror game, but this game was rated almost perfectly at 4.9 in Google Play, so I decided to give it a run.. and I don’t regret it up to this point.

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I think my pictures above have described Distraint fully with only 3 sentences, but I won’t stop here. I’m gonna share my experiences and what I feel throughout this game since the game mechanics are really superb.

First of all, as one of the picture described, the graphic HUD or UI is really simple. You have 5 barely-visible buttons at the bottom of your screen, left and right for movement, A for action, O for option, and B for I-forget-what since I played this game a few months ago. Find out by playing the game, I recommend it. 😀

In Distraint, you’ll gain control of a young ambitious man named Price, in doing his daily job, some kind of debt collector or so. He’s so ambitious and target-oriented that somehow he forgot some life values that he should adore more than money and position. This game brought up that story with unique plot and amazing detail, as well as some horror ‘spices’ for a full-meal game. The universe may start in a usual city and environment but as you progress throughout the game, you’ll face more weirdos, creeps, and other unexplainable stuffs and events. At the end, you’ll find out what really happen with Price’s life as well as a surprisingly shocking ending.

Distraint is mainly a side-scrolling puzzle game so you’ll need more brain than brawl to complete it. It’s not a few times that you’ll face a complex problem that let you explore the same area for a few times only to get a single clue. I admit that this puzzle’s level (overall) is amazing. It’s not that easy to solve but not not very hard as well. Balanced. You just need to be thorough in exploring areas or objects. The horror portion isn’t that much actually since it’s more about the story, but several  light-jumpscares do exists in this game. Don’t worry, that won’t give too much shock 😀

After all, this game gave me really great experience in playing light-horror game. I love the story, the ending, and the moral lessons they packed this game with. Since I’m still tied with limitation, especially with gaming platform, I’ll still cover mobile games and I need to explore even deeper in Google Play. Anyway, if you have any recommendations/ideas/opinions for me, pour me some words at the comment section, give like if you enjoy reading my stories, and stay tuned for my next foodie/gaming experiences.

 

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
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Skill You Must Own in Life (1) : Anger Management

First thing first, before I talk about content, I’m gonna say that this article won’t be a long, or even medium one. I’ll try to pack my core into a pretty short passage but you can extract a lot of thing inside (aside from the intro). Since I’m not a psychologist, doctor, or master in this topic, I can’t sugarcoat anything. I just talk based on pure experience and what I feel personally.

Let’s start..

Having emotion is for everybody and this time, I’m gonna talk specifically about anger. Yep, anger is like a part of human’s life. Everybody has been angry about something or someone even for the slightest reason. Once again, I’m not an expert in this area, so I’m talking only based on experience. Since anger is a part of everyone and kind of hurting others, we need to do something that divert it to a better position.

I, for example, am an oftenly-get-angry guy but when I’m with others, I won’t take that out. For a gamer like me, having a lagging game or keep losing at the exact same spot (yes, sometimes I’m a terrible gamer) might pull the angry trigger in me. However, the worst thing I usually did was cursing or slamming my table on the spot with no one hearing, so I think I didn’t do damage to others.

However, there are some people who can’t control their anger very well. They usually bring the anger that was caused by some stuffs prior, and blazing them to other people they meet like a friggin’ shotgun. Take an example of like an office worker that had a rough day during working hours. Probably he was being scolded by his boss/supervisors but it’s impossible to fire it back at that time. Thus, the impact went to his colleague or families or friends during hangout, for example. That could be ‘dangerous’ since it could affect his relation with others, especially family. Even worst thing might happen if it’s continuously happen.

Therefore, taking your anger out is important but it has to be with proper way, for example, doing your hobby. Doing what you love may reduce anger quite effectively. Or taking your excessive force into useful thing like martial arts, sports, or punching bag (in gym or game center). I’ve tried this way and I think that is very effective.

I can simply conclude that anger is a very destructive energy hence storing it is a bad move. It’s like saving destructive energy, similar to volcano, that could go KABOOM!! anytime and I’m pretty sure at that time, a lot of damage will be done. It’s better to take it little by little in the right ways as long as it doesn’t hurt/harm/jeopardize others. Emotion control or in this case ‘anger management’, is an important skill to master and own. Let me know what you think at the comment section.

“You may have a big gun, but take it to a shooting range, not the street.”

 

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
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Chinese New Year Euphoria : Lantern Festival

Few weeks ago was Chinese New Year, so congratulations to everyone celebrating it. Gong xi, gong xi.. 😀

In Yogyakarta, the euphoria was also strong in Chinese New Year, especially for the Lantern Festival or usually called Cap Go Meh. This festival or day marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations after 15 days straight since the day. I don’t know how the calendar system works, but I only know that far, so if I’m mistaken, please don’t hesitate to correct me. For Lantern Festival, Yogyakarta’s ‘local Chinatown’ which is located in Ketandan always celebrates it by making the area open for public and have a lot to offer.

That was, honestly, my first time in visiting local Lantern Festival since years before I was kinda lazy due to the stories that the place would be jammed and packed. (It was, indeed). But, this year’s different. I made my decision to visit this local Chinatown to enjoy the ambience.

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BTW, this is the main stage for the festival

Upon entering, which was indeed pretty packed, I found it so amazing to be there and felt the unique atmosphere I’ve never experienced before. Even though I’ve been there (in Ketandan) before, but I felt like in totally different area due to the food and snack stalls, tons of lanterns, and the main attractions themselves.

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The festival actually took place on an alley in Ketandan. My parking area is right at the middle of that alley since I came from the backstreet route. Actually my friends were guiding me through the route :D. So we decided to take left that lead us to the Malioboro which is closed for vehicles during the festival (night only). At that time, the liong (I hope I didn’t mispronounce) were on stage.

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You can find bunch of choices of snacks or meal here including pork. Though I have many stuffs available, I can only pick some due to some (wallet) internal problem. So I picked a bakchang which is steamed sticky rice with meat filling. The vendor I came to, have 2 kinds of bakchang, with chicken and pork. Definitely I chose pork. My friend’s friend said that usually backhang was prepared with pork+telur asin (salty egg, usually duck egg) but I think that day wasn’t my lucky day since I found none.

The taste was savoury overall. I don’t think that the sticky rice was marinated with some kind of spices since it’s quite bland. The brownish color might be from the wrapper (leaves, I forget what leaves :|). The sticky rice was seriously sticky, though. I’ve eaten bakchang once couple years ago and the taste was totally different. The pork I had inside the snack I bought during that festival was block of pork. It wasn’t sliced but more like chopped like dices. It’s mostly savory with subtle taste of saltiness as well. Probably it wasn’t marinated but just purely stir fried.  The ratio is a bit imbalance as well since the protein was pretty minimalist in amount.

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After having some snack, of course I moved on to a meal. My friend’s friend which I stated earlier was opening a vendor right in front of his house. I also had my meal at his food stall and I got steamed rice. Actually it’s pretty good, I may admit. I’m not a fan in pouring soup over rice, so I kept it separated. Soup is beautiful and clear, taste slightly salty but mostly garlic-y. This steamed rice wasn’t covered in pork, but chicken instead. The rice is steamed for quite some time hence making it brown in color.

I’m not a food expert but my guess is, the rice was marinated with savory broth like mixture of garlic, green onion, shoyu, probably a little bit of soy sauce, along with the chicken and mushroom as the toppings. After it’s fully steamed, the steamed rice was topped again with sliced scallion and crispy shallots for extra crunch. The marinating broth didn’t totally reach the center of the rice but it was pretty deep, so I think the steaming process worked really well.

Aside from the food, I also enjoyed a few of the atractions like liong and this Chinese puppet show. I didn’t understand a single thing since the puppet master was telling story in Chinese, haha. Any food hunters would be really happy to walk around this alley and pleasing themselves with varieties of meals, snacks, and beverages.

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(sorry, blurry picture again.. :p, I wonder what’s wrong)

In the end, being here on the Chinese festival for the first time truly amazed me since I experienced something new. The euphoria and atmosphere were pretty mesmerizing especially with some Chinese songs being played all over the place :thumbsup:
Gotta end my story here, it’s been a long post, and I’m looking for more new experience like this. So, if you have any ideas or comments, fill me in at the comment section, leave like if you enjoy reading my stories, and stay tuned for my next trips.

 

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
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Mixed Genres Game : Reaper

First thing first, actually I played this game about couple years ago, so I’m not recently updated if there’re new things on this game. Another thing is, since yesterday I was sick and I can barely think about content, and today is, in fact I still haven’t regained the consciousness balance in my mind. So, forgive me if some words are messed up or doesn’t even make sense, hahah..

OK, let’s talk about the game. So originally, my friend told me about this game called Reaper which was developed by Hexage. Back then, it’s a paid game. Not really, actually. You can download this game for free on Google Play but you don’t get full feature with it. There are some stuffs you can buy inside the game including the full story and/or some item sets. So, yeah if you want to have a taste on the game, you might want to try the free version first, then if you want the full version (which I’m pretty sure most of you do), support the developer by buying the in-game purchase.

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Reaper is generally a mixed-genres game. It consists of 2D side-scrolling (which is so obvious) + hack and slash + RPG (espesially on character development). This game’s concept was pretty unique since that was the first time I played such game with this gameplay. I’m talking about its technical feature including controls and game mechanics.

Being a hack and slash game, you actually don’t need to tap-slam any button/screen since the game will do it automatically for you. All you need is approach enemies and the Reaper (main character) is going to attack them automatically. That’s called auto-attacks. Auto attacks resulting in gaining those skull marks at the top part of screen. That skull marks are used to unleashed strong skills like slamming down your sword for ground attack or upper-swing to attack airborne enemies. Those kind of skills are called manual attacks. You actually can unleash manual attack without having any skull marks but that will do weak damage.

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For the character developments, it’s similar to RPG games since you can customize your own set of equipment including sword, helmet, gloves, belt, and some others. These gears could be bought at item shops using golds that you gain from destroying objects or defeating enemies. Another thing is, you can customize your character’s attributes. After a level up, you can gain access to attribute enhancement by picking a tarot card per level. You can adjust this advancement with your playing style or preference. For me, it’s always power first since it’s better to defeat enemies faster :D.

Giving players responsibilities of enhancing their own hero is one secret in making immersive games, especially when it comes to simple side scrolling games since it doesn’t have a lot of feature to bear. Thus, Reaper could be a really great example in creating game mechanics. Players can adjust their own hero to create something matches their own playing style.

Anyway, I think it’s for now, pour some comments if you have any ideas, opinions or game recommendations, leave like if you enjoy reading my stories and stay tuned for my next stories and experience.

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
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Crunch and Munch! : Pie Pai

Having more snack references is always a good thing to do and lately my friend told me that there’s a small pie vendor near Condongcatur Bus Terminal, Yogyakarta. This place is actually pretty hidden if I may say, since it’s a small vendor and I think the business hasn’t been starting for a long time yet. Pie Pai, owner named it, as a slang to ‘pie pie’. It’s located inside Taman Kuliner Condongcatur approximately 100m to the left from the main gate.

This vendor, Pie Pai, is specializing in fried pie. I actually haven’t had the authentic ‘pie’ before and I thought it was more like apple pie, but fried. Such randomness, hahaha. After I watched the menu and saw some sample pictures for what they offered, I learnt that it was actually similar to pastel but with different thickness, shape, and filling style.

Pie Pai is offering 2 kind of fried pies, ones with sweet fillings, and ones with savory fillings. I’m sorry I didn’t get some snaps of the menu but I do remember some of the varieties. Some of the sweet ones are filled with cheese (probably mixed with condensed milk)/apple/Oreo/green tea/and some more others. Basically what youngsters love in sweets. The savory ones consist of beef bbq/beef blackpepper/tuna/hot tuna/mozzarella cheese/and some more.

That time I got a Mozzarella Pie (+ Extra Cheddar), so yeah, I went full cheesy cheese back there. As you all can see, the shape is rectangular and that’s the pastry, fried pastry. It looks similar to a Brazilian snack but theirs are smaller. I’m afraid I don’t know the name, though. Anyway, you’ll get a fork and a sachet of chili sauce as a package. The pastry was so light, airy, and crunchy at the same time. Moving onto the center part, there was my filling. Top right picture is my quarter way of finishing that fried pie. The mozz has started to be seen and another mixture of cheddar cheese (I believe it was grated), bunch of onion, and quite massive amount of ketchup accompanied me. Moving to my halfway munching that pie, the block of mozz was visible already (bottom right and its left photo). The mozz cheese was so chewy and stringy. Perfect, to be short.

By the way, my friend and I found down points for this snack. It would be better if the seller could really pay a little bit more attention on filling composition. What we found on filling, it’s not spreading equally. So, as you can see there on my pictures, the mozz cheese was on the right side, at whole shape, but the ketchup other mixture were on the right side. Another thing is, I think the seller put too much ketchup for one portion. Would’ve been very great if he reduced slight amount of ketchup because when we munch on the mixture, the ketchup was quite strong on our tongue. Overall, this snack bears great potential to grab customers’ heart and make them coming back to eat more portions.

Since Pie Pai is located in a hawker-center-like placeyou can eat your snack there but the seats are quite limited. Bringing it for takeaway would be another choice but the heat might not hold for a long time. My friend said that her pie filling is still blazing hot when she ate it, so I think the pastry wrapper did a great job in preserving the heat. 🙂

Anyway, I’m glad that we found something like this and I’m really hoping to meet some other cool snacks during my foodie trip. So, give comments if you have any recommendations, ideas, or opinions, leave like if you enjoy reading my post, and my ‘new thing’ will be published soon.. 😀

 

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

Patreon

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
*Sorry, get to promote everything, but, yeah, my effort on living my dream may be starting from the very bottom*

Thank you. :D*