Chocolatier: Decadence by Design is a mouthwatering quest to make the most amazing chocolates in the world! The aim of this Strategy game is to buy supplies, make chocolates and sell them all over the world. Sounds exhilarating, right?
So here is how the tale begins: Once upon a time, Baumeister Confections was a respectable and profitable business. However dire economic times combined with family feuds have left the business in shambles. And while granddaughter Alex has a few secret recipes up her sleeves and manages to start turning things round, she finds herself unable to focus as her husband Shaun went M.I.A and never returned after World War II. Intent on finding him, Alex decides to hire a new CEO to take over the running of the company, while she starts traveling the world in search of her long lost husband.
In Chocolatier: Decadence by Design you start out at Zurich Chocolate Works, where together with your loyal servant Endrit Rast, you make your first batch of chocolate bars. Once you have sold those and made your first $10,000 you’ve managed to prove to Alex that you are cut out from the right material and are fit to become the new CEO of Baumeister Confections! And so this waist-expanding – yet delectable – journey begins.
You travel all over the world to buy ingredients; cacao in Douala, Cameroon, bags of peanuts at the market in Cape Town and coffee beans in Havana, Cuba. Remember to haggle though, as the cheaper you buy the ingredients, the larger your profit becomes when you sell the products. And although some produce at the markets are ridiculously overpriced make sure you use flattery rather than complaints, as some Merchants might get annoyed and up the prices even more!
Once all the ingredients have been bought you travel back to one of your six factories, located in Zurich, Capetown, Tokyo, San Francisco, Toronto and Wellington to create yummy caramel chocolate bars, aromatic coffee and even delicious truffles. Each factory produces one product only and although you can upgrade it, you are better off spending the money on airfare than expensive new equipment.
Each time you create a new batch of products, you now need to sell them. Some shops will put special orders in beforehand and fulfilling these orders is more profitable than popping into any old store and offering your goods for sale. Bear in mind also, that each shop will pay a different price for your goods (so make sure you shop around) and will also buy different products: for instance Analiese Rausis at Niederdorf Chocolates will buy most things you sell but Zachariah’s in Tangiers will only buy coffee.
Chocolatier: Decadence by Design is a super fun game, with great visuals and exciting quests all over the world, perfect for any wannabe Chocolatiers. Combining great gameplay with the bonus of the Secret Test Kitchen where you get to create new recipes from scratch, this really is a game that has all your taste buds on fire!