It is not everyday we get a submission from the USA. Well, we have now. So buckle up, and lets see what greets us from the other side of the pond!
In the authors own words
Greetings from the U.S.! Attached is my submission for the Crap Games competition. After hearing of the competition, I started working on a game on my TS2068 , then had some free time whilst on vacation (TS2068 was left at home) so I wrote another game - "Ceviche Chef" using the http://torinak.com/qaop emulator and a mac. The concept was created by one of my co workers, Steve Joseph, who, like most Americans, had never seen or heard of a ZX Spectrum or TS2068. I told him about the contest, and by way of explanation showed him a video of Advanced Lawnmower Simulator. He said "You should write a crap game about a Ceviche Chef." I have now done so. Much like global warming, It may not be what the world needs, but it's what the world is getting.
Run the emulator in 48K Spectrum mode. It does not auto launch, you'll have to RUN it.
When the game requests that you press an "E" key, take that literally.
The game is designed to work with capslock off.
What happens with the music is intentional. (I thought, what can I do to make this game more crap AND avoid copyright strikes in the highly unlikely event someone puts gameplay video on YouTube?)
Guilty feet have got no rhythm. Not sure why that tune was selected, but there is certainly a nice 80s vibe as soon as this little basic games loads up. Music - top marks!
So, the game itself is very simple. You are a chef making these fish and lime dishes. All you actually do is press the buttons in order. As you press them, you gradually make the dishes.
If you make a mistake you get a telling off, and threats of HR involvement.
That's the premise. Pretty simple, but then it is based on ALMS, in which you just press M to mow. So this is a whole lot more complicated.
The key to victory is to remember the sequence of keys required to make the dish. I am terrible at remembering such things, so I cheated and wrote them down. But honestly, it's not that hard.
Plate. Fish. Lime. Squeeze. Trash. Then something else, I've already forgotten!