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Prove You Have the License to Grill! Restaurant Roguelite PlateUp! Launches Today on Steam

Launches today on Steam.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


Bristol, UK – August 4, 2022 – Cook and serve your dishes, design and decorate your restaurants, and expand your culinary kingdom in PlateUp!, a sizzling new 1-4 player cooking roguelite management game available today on Steam.

Cooked up by indie developer It’s happening and published by Yogscast Games, PlateUp! combines chaotic kitchen and restaurant management with strategic planning and development to deliver a delightful roguelite dish unlike any other.

Manage your restaurant through 15 chaotic days and beyond, cooking dishes and serving customers to earn money, unlock new equipment and expand your establishment. Cook, serve and upgrade your culinary kingdom with new unlocks, abilities and dishes in procedurally-generated locations with permanent progression. Will you take the path of yeast resistance to make it through a full run or will another restaurant bite the crust?



COOK! Classic co-op cooking action, with a wide selection of mains, sides, sauces, toppings, desserts and starters. Choose your equipment, lay out your kitchen, curate your menu and plate up your dishes.

SERVE! Equip your restaurant to handle the most fickle of customers and deliver them what they need, right when they need it. Look after front-of-house by seating customers, delivering orders and managing their patience.

UPGRADE! Upgrade and rearrange your restaurant to your personal taste: when the restaurant closes for the day, the planning begins! Want to go high-tech? Install turbo-ovens, crank up the conveyors and make way for the robo-kitchen of the future.

EXPAND! Co-operate with your team like a well-olive-oiled machine or build a name for yourself going it alone. Exceed your goals and take your franchise to greater heights at a new location, bringing with you new unlocks and upgrades.


“With PlateUp!, I was eager to create a game that combines the best of the chaotic cooking genre with contemporary roguelite elements, which players can easily enjoy with friends or by themselves,” said Alastair Janse van Rensburg, It’s happening.


PlateUp! has been deliberately designed to bring players together rather than split them up, ensuring that everyone playing can contribute to the overall design and success of a restaurant – and that’s really shone through all the positive reactions to PlateUp!’s public playtests. The launch is just the beginning – I’m really excited to see where the game goes from here.”


“We knew there was something very special about PlateUp! when our creators couldn’t stop playing it,” added Simon Byron, Director of Publishing at Yogscast Games. “It will feel familiar to fans of the genre at first glance, but PlateUp!’s deep roguelite mechanics and strategic kitchen management make it a wholly unique experience that we’re excited to serve up to players today.”


PlateUp! is available now on Steam with an SRP of £14.99 / $17.99 / €17.99, with a 20 per cent launch discount. For more information, follow @YogscastGames on Twitter.


About It's Happening
It's happening is Alastair Janse van Rensburg, a solo game developer from Oxford, UK.


About Yogscast Games
Yogscast Games is the independent publisher dedicated to independent developers, founded in 2017 by The Yogscast.


For PR enquiries & review key requests, please contact:
David Scammell - [email protected]
Chris Glover - [email protected]

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