A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

You’re an underpaid food worker working the late night shift at the Qave, by Qennies™. The nights are lonely and you’re trying your best to find love amongst the strange  customers who enter the Qave. Will your cooking find you a partner, or will it end your career?

This game combines elements from traditional minigame-based cooking games, dating sims, and turn-based combat games to form a game as wild and fun as your patrons. The goal is to be able to date the customer of your dreams! So do all you can to make sure they like you and the food you cook for them, lest they leave a disgruntled customer without giving you their number. Or y'know, starting an all-out brawl in your kitchen.

Team Qennies from the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University Game Media Production I & III class bring you The Qave.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, cooking, Dating Sim, Food, Gay, Monsters, relationship, Singleplayer


The Qave (macOS).zip 385 MB
The Qave (Linux x64).zip 393 MB
The Qave (Linux x86).zip 393 MB
The Qave by Qennies Soundtrack.zip 34 MB
The Qave (Windows x64).zip 394 MB
The Qave (Windows x86).zip 393 MB

Install instructions

For the Mac build, please open the .app directory contents and start the executable directly to avoid permissions issues specific to MacOS, or consider dragging the .app directory into Applications.


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Lucky for the sudden jump scare, this game don't have a terror roar.

The ice cream milkshake for sea monster

I won the first time, and lost the second and third time

Cerberus's fact
Like me, he's a meat eater

game is poggers

I'm stuck - after I enter my name, the first screen says "Testing how low you can go" and the Next/Skip buttons don't work, and there isn't anything else to click on. Is this a glitch or am I missing what to do?


I really like the ideas behind this game but I must say it's frustrating to see EVNs go even further and further away technologically. It had a cute story and everything but sacrificed basic functionality of VNs: skipping only one line at a time, no text speed options, and even worse, only being able to advance the text by clicking one button. 

It's been an annoying trend for people to make VNs in Unity without programming the basics we already get from Ren'Py. I apologize if I'm coming across as too harsh but I'm beginning to find that with the advancement of technology, there is no excuse for lacking the very basics of a VN.