Paula Deen loves games. I know, because for years, Deen and I played Words With Friends together (and she was seriously good at it). Then, one day, Deen disappeared from the site. Now, it seems as though the celebrity chef isn't content to just play video games -- she also wants to star in them.
Introducing Paula Deen's Recipe Quest. The video game, downloadable on the Apple App Store for free, launches today, March 11. Android users can download a version on March 16.
As Deen herself, admits, "I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen's Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y'all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles."
The object of the game is simple. You start out , much like Deen herself, as an amateur home cook and match food items like bacon, mayonnaise, and onions together. Do well, and you'll be rewarded with recipes. Keep doing well, and Paula will hire you to work at her restaurant, The Lady & Sons. Eventually, you'll advance to owning your own virtual restaurant.
The app has 40 levels of puzzles and players can compete against each other to have their scores highlighted on Deen's leaderboard. Players will also get the opportunity to win real prizes including subscriptions to the Paula Deen Network and the chance to cook alongside the Butter Queen, herself.
Here's a hilarious and short video in which Deen invites you to play in the most manic way possible.