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Bake 'n Switch is a four-player party game about bread, the munchies, and an ancient curse

The world of Bake n Switch is an odd one. Generations ago, the First Bakers battled a relentless enemy known as the Scourge by mashing cute little dough creatures together and then shoving them into ovens to bake them into loaves of bread which would be used to summon the eternally munchies-suffering Guardians, who would then fight the Scourge and eat the bread. But there was a dark price to be paid...

Bake 'n Switch is a multiplayer party game reminiscent of the excellent Overcooked but with PvP play as well as co-op. The initial Steam Early Access release will include four Bakers—Ginger, Parsley, Thyme, and Rosemary—who will turn their talents against enemies including Stickies, Spores, and Mouldies. Like their forebears, players must mash the dough creatures (morbidly obese corgis, basically) together and then shove 'em in the oven as quickly as possible. 

Unlike those long-ago days, though, they can opt to compete against one another for the title of best baker, and (of course) hose each other by sabotaging other players' ovens. Sounds a bit like The Great British Bake Off, but elbows up.

The Early Access launch is expected to happen in the fall, and developer Streamline Games said that, because it's a multiplayer game, where it goes from there will depend on "honest observations, input, and feedback" from players. The current plan is to keep it in the Early Access oven for three months, with more levels, mechanics, and characters being added throughout.

There will also be a "slight" price increase when the game is fully baked (get it?), although there's currently no price at all, so it's impossible to say how that might work out. There is, however, a Discord server you can dive into, and a website with more at streamline-games.com.

As lead news writer during ‘merican hours, Andy covers the day-to-day events that keep PC gaming so interesting, exciting, and occasionally maddening. He’s fond of RPGs, FPSs, dungeons, Myst, and the glorious irony of his parents buying him a TRS-80 instead of an Atari so he wouldn't end up wasting his life on videogames.