Press release

PlateUp! Celebrates 500,000 Sales With Free Spooky Halloween Update


BRISTOL, UK – October 19, 2022 – Trick or Eat! Get ready to devour a spooky serving of Halloween content in the first seasonal update for hit restauranting roguelite PlateUp!, coming as a free content update on October 25th.

The Halloween update introduces some eerie-sistable new content, including a range of new dishes like Pumpkin Pie and Spiny Fish, along with a selection of fa-boo-lous Halloween hats for your chefs to wear. Two new automation items will also be introduced, including Teleporters, which serve as an upgraded version of the dumbwaiter, and Corner Grabbers, which allow players to change the direction of a grabber's output and be much more space efficient.

The update also adds four new run-modifying cards, including Tipping Culture, where the amount customers pay is based on their remaining patience, and Picky Eaters, which tasks players with throwing out food left behind by customers. A range of bug fixes, quality of life improvements, brand new music and an additional Twitch integration feature will also be included.

Yogscast Games today also announced that PlateUp! has sold over 500,000 units since releasing on Steam in August, making it the publisher’s fastest-selling game of all time. The game is the creation of Alastair Janse van Rensburg, a solo developer who taught himself to make games during the pandemic.


PlateUp!’s unprecedented success has allowed us to double down on content updates and support for the game, and build out a roadmap of new content that fans will love,” said Simon Byron, Director of Publishing at Yogscast Games. “We’re delighted to be able to continue to work with Alastair as he works on future content and updates for the game. We are truly thrilled for him and the game’s ongoing success.”

PlateUp! is a sizzling 1-4 player cooking roguelite management game that tasks players with cooking and serving dishes, designing and decorating their restaurants, and expanding their culinary kingdom.

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?

PlateUp! is available now on Steam with an SRP of £14.99 / $17.99 / €17.99. 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.