A few months ago, the hottest games on the app store were 'Covet Fashion' and various clones of it. 'Covet Fashion' is a game where you dress up in various clothes and enter competitions to show off your style.
Now, there's a foodie version.
'Foodies Table' is all about plating food, taking a picture and getting likes on it. But it's not real food. It's imaginary food, that doesn't always look like something you would want to eat.
You also need to purchase each ingredient, plate, napkin, cutlery and even instagram filters to be able to complete your plating.
Once your meal is complete (a main and two sides), you post your fake food on a fake social network where other players vote for how pretty your fake food looks. How meta.
Is this where we're headed? It went from people who enjoy taking pictures of food in real life because they are impressed by what they cooked or what they are presented with in restaurants, to a game where you take fake food pictures to impress fake people...
It might be trendy, but is it fun? Not really. My biggest question is: Why?
Great foodie mobile games to play
Games where you get to cook the food or serve clients quickly make sense as they are fun at their core, and have more of a purpose.
If you want to play some, here are my recommendations:
If you have a little one who enjoys cooking or watching you bake, check out: