Chef Cat Ava – Inception of a Great Journey

Chef Cat Ava is ready to make her mark on the world soon! After months of development behind the closed doors of one of India’s premier gaming studios – Nukebox Studios is all set to launch its latest time-management cooking game: Chef Cat Ava. 

Players get into the shoes of Chef Cat Ava, who wants to share her cooking talent and skills with people around the world on her food truck. Players will get to experience 17 exotic locations from across the globe, like Venice, Paris, London, Boston, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Prague, Amsterdam, Berlin, Costa Rica, Morocco, and more, while trying more than 700 new cuisines.

Nukebox Studio just concluded their first day of pre-registration, with more than 26,000+ fans registering for the game. Get ready to cook up a storm with our young chef cat ‘fur’ real! The launch date is expected to be released soon and people are gearing up for more. 

“This is just the beginning of an amazing journey with our community and Chef Cat Ava. We have a lot more surprises and updates planned for the game and are really excited to share it with the community in the future,” Amit Hardi, CEO – Nukebox Studios

If you want to set out to experience the amazing culinary journey of Chef Cat Ava, you can pre-register for the game here

Nukebox Studios is on a Roll with the World-Famous Sponge

From getting off to a fantastic launch with SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off on May 12 that became the Number 1 downloaded mobile games in the US, Germany, Italy, Switzerland within just two weeks, trended among the top five mobile games; garnered 15 million downloads in a month; and featured among the top three apps on iTunes in less than two months, Nukebox Studios seems to be on a roll especially with its latest success of the SpongeBob mobile game. Thanks to the yellow sponge’s ardent fans across the globe, this time it featured in the App Store as the ‘Game of the Day’!

One could say Nukebox Studios got lucky as it developed a game on one of the most popular characters and franchises of recent times that aided in acquiring those impressive numbers. Such a deduction is absolutely acceptable, and true. However, developing any product (films/games) on a highly popular title or narrative comes with its own set of risks and challenges. And this is where Nukebox Studios aces.

Enjoying a 20M+ download, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has released quite a few amazing updates to keep its fans glued to the exciting benthic world of Bikini Bottom. From the yummy healthy liquid treats at the Juice Bar to the Salty Spitoon where only the “toughest may enter, and weenies can go home”, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has been offering character customizations of some of the most iconic aquatic characters from the SpongeBob universe. If you still haven’t dived in, it’s time you did.

Last but not the least, do you love the way Spongebob emotes his expression? And want to do the same in conversations with your friends and families? Try on these new stickers for Android and iOS devices.

Relish the super-fun benthic world of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off!

Yet Another Milestone for Nukebox Studios

The favorite yellow sponge is on everyone’s mind and is not going to fade away anytime soon! The game has just crossed over 20 Million+ downloads and it is just getting started. 

Nukebox Studios launched the game in May 2020, to a stunning start. Breaking records and topping charts within the first week of the launch Sponge: Krusty Cook-off cemented Nukebox Studios position as a premium mobile game studio.

In this fun, underwater adventure, players take over the role of SpongeBob and cook amazing cuisines in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom while exploring its hilarious storylines. Tons of exciting updates from new restaurants like Juice Bar to Salty Spitoon, have added to the incredible fun of this time-management cooking game! 

Does cowboy suit your taste? Not just new eateries, you also get to dress your favorite character(s) to your liking and get the adventure going.

The vibrant player community and constant updates to the game have ensured a constant flow of ambitious new chefs trying to achieve the number position and become the top chef. The only thing constant in the world of SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-off is the fun and the entertaining storylines of the amazing cast of underwater worlds. So what are you waiting for? Download the game now and begin your adventure.



Since 2017, Nukebox Studios has been spreading the joy of cooking around the world through its mouth-watering game Food Truck Chef. In this fast-paced and exciting cooking game, players get behind the wheels and travel around the world serving delicious food to their varied customers. From the al dente pasta of Italy, petite oven bakes of Paris, rich chocolate pies of America, peppy brews of London, to the hand-made Onigiri delights, hot bowls of ramen, dumplings and dim sums, and Tacos for the road, Food Truck Chef provides you with the ultimate cooking adventure where you take the center stage! 

With over 30 million+ downloads in three years, Nukebox Studios has showcased its expertise in the cooking games genre. New chefs are joining in faster than ever before! And now, Nukebox Studios has partnered with Tamatem Games to bring its flagship game to MENA countries.

“Our goal is to make Food Truck Chef as much more accessible to as many players around the world and spread the joy of cooking,” said Amit Hardi CEO of Nukebox Studios.

Tamatem has announced that they will be launching Food Truck Chef within the next three months by working closely with the developers and publishers of Food Truck Chef. MENA country players will now be able to dive into the delicious and thrilling world of Food Truck Chef, showcase their culinary skills and compete to become the number one chef. 
While you wait for Food Truck to reach your region, read this article from Pocket Gamer Biz to get more insights on what’s to come!

From Ideation to Product

A game is a combination of hundreds of man-hours spent by different people in different domains, their work coming together in the form of a game to provide players with an amazing experience. It took 38 people (28 from Nukebox, and 10 from Tilting Point) and an amazingly short period of 10 months for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off to go from ideation to soft launch, a feat only a few are able to achieve.

As reported by  Matthew Forde from Pocket Gamer Biz in an interview with Tilting Point VP of Product Yang Wen:  “No matter the size of the game or how long it ultimately took to make, each new title involves a lot of hard work, hard decisions, and a little bit of luck before it even gets out the door and onto devices. And in the current mobile market, that’s only the first step in having a successful game.”

“Nukebox Studios’ expertise in the area of cooking genre and Tilting Point’s Progressive Publishing model paved the way for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off,” adds Yang Wen. Krusty Cook-Off took the world by storm even before its release, with 17 Million pre-registrations! Click here for more details on the discerning conversation.

If you still haven’t tried this exciting new cooking game NOW is the best time to experience it with the new update in place – the Juice Bar. It adds loads of exciting drinks and character customization in the world of Spongebob. Play today on App Store and Google Play Store. SpongeBob is a very expressive character! If you want to emote in the same way as SpongeBob in chats with your friends and families, try on these new stickers for Android and iOS devices.

Weenie Hut or Krabby Patties or the yummy summer flavors at the Juice Bar?
Take your pick.

Deconstructing the Awesome

SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off launched to a phenomenal start on May 12, 2020 thanks to the Sponge’s ardent fans across the globe! Within just two weeks of its launch, Krusty Cook-Off became the Number 1 downloaded mobile games in the US, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, among others, and started trending among the top five mobile games. In a month, it garnered 15 million downloads, and is still counting; and in less than two months, it got featured among the top three apps on iTunes.

One could say that Nukebox Studios got lucky as it developed a game on one of the most popular characters and franchises of recent times that aided in acquiring those impressive numbers. Such a deduction is absolutely acceptable, and true. However, developing any product (films/games) on a highly popular title or narrative comes with its own set of risks and challenges. And this is where Nukebox Studios aces. 

Games produced by Nukebox have always been thoroughly researched, painstakingly and passionately crafted experimented and tested on several platforms before showcasing it to the world. Nukebox uses data science and top-class art to make awesome, fun-filled games. 

“SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-off is a great time management game. In my opinion, the Spongebob IP is used efficiently and it fits into a cooking game like a ‘cooking’ glove”, said Erno Kiiski in his Game Rrefinery article.

If you still haven’t tried this exciting new cooking game, NOW is the best time to experience it with the new update in place – the Juice Bar. It adds loads of exciting drinks and character customizations in the world of Spongebob. So go on, get your hands greasy. Make those famous Krabby Burgers, hot delicate pancakes and more, with some wacky and totally relatable characters from the underwater city of Bikini Bottom – like the cheerful SpongeBob himself, the arrogant octopus – Squidward, Patrick – the starfish and SpongeBob’s only friend, and so many more, on this cooking adventure. Play today on App Store and Google Play Store

Last but not the least, do you love the way Spongebob emotes his expression? And want to do the same in conversation with your friends and families? Try on these new stickers for Android and iOS devices.

Nukebox has a lot more exciting updates coming up for SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, along with a brand new game on the horizon! Yes, you heard that right. So stay tuned. 

Play the iconic SpongeBob as you dish out the famous Krabby Patties of Bikini Bottom.

What’s New on the Horizon? The Juice Bar!

The game that was launched in May with over 10 million players on Google Play alone has dropped its first significant content update. In SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off players can go beyond serving Krabby Patties and Pancakes from behind the Krusty Krab grill and can now serve healthy juices and smoothies in an all-new restaurant called the Juice Bar.

The addition of this restaurant has taken the game a notch higher as Juice Bar is the perfect place for a post-workout underwater dining experience, says Droid Gamers. The healthy liquid treats, using ingredients like bananas and watermelons and apples are sure to leave the Bikini Bottom customers wanting for more.

In addition to the new restaurant – Juice Bar, players can now customize the apparel for their favorite diving suit squirrel, Sandy Cheeks.

It is good to see that the game has dropped a substantial content update and is a sign that SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off will be around for a while, something the early download numbers definitely suggest, says App Spy.

These new updates are adding to the fun of this exciting time-management, fast-paced, cooking game. With some of Nickelodeon’s star characters – SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and other Bikini Bottom characters, enjoy this game on the App Store and Google Play Store

Players can now also indulge in healthy and fun conversations with their loved ones with these quirky stickers now available for Android and iOS devices. With these new features and updates, the game is only going to get much love and admiration from players worldwide.

Scaling-Up in times of Global Crisis

Since the beginning of the global pandemic and subsequent lockdown by world governments, people have been forced to stay home. This has benefitted the gaming industry worldwide – time spent on online and mobile games has dramatically increased and people are playing more games now than ever before – with friends, family, parents, and partners. Nukebox Studios too saw a 30% increase in traffic on its premier game Food Truck Chef , which apart from the fact that more players have downloaded the game in these recent times, was an outcome of employing smart marketing strategies.

With the help of Swrve, Nukebox deployed mobile-first campaigns to manage and build on the surge in growth. It used a 3-level strategy to retain its players with personalized campaigns loaded with rich imagery and emojis to help its messaging stand out from the crowd.

Nukebox focused on Driving Engagement, Increasing Conversion Ratio, and Quantifying its mobile-first engagement. Using all three to reach its audience and with the help of Swrve, the studio increased its engagements by 24% and retention in daily active users by 6% in day 1 retention.

“We will always keep on working on delivering the best game experience while working with our partners at Swrve to deliver engaging content that not only achieves the objective but also keeps our valued players engaged and ever-gaming”, said Nukebox Studios CEO Amit Hardi.

Head over to the Blog Post by Swrve, for a more detailed read. Check out the game here Google Play Store and Apple App Store.


The number one reason for the happiness of Nukebox Studios is that its most recently launched mobile game SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off is now the most downloaded #1 mobile gaming app in not only the US, but also in countries like Germany, Italy, Switzerland among others. The wide acclamation across the globe is sure to suggest its presence in the top 5 mobile games trending currently.  

Ever since its launch on 12th May, 2020, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has received so much love from its fans from far off corners of the globe – Japan, Angola, Singapore, Albania, Sweden. It is a proud moment for Nukebox and its partners – Tilting Point and Nickelodeon that they could spread so much joy through the nostalgia of the ever-popular SpongeBob during this time of lockdown, reported Animation World Network.

With over 9 million downloads already, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has created history for Nukebox Studios. It is indeed a time for celebration. Such a feat could only be achieved through dedication and hard work, and it is a very special moment for the studio.  

Let’s check out License Global and Pixelkin to get more insights into the game.

Download the game on your Android and iOS devices to get a first-hand experience on this hilarious culinary journey of SpongeBob SquarePants in the depths of the Pacific – in the wondrous and labyrinthine city of Bikini Bottom.

The Duff-est Challenge on Food Truck Chef

Nukebox Studios is really proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with the renowned celebrity pastry chef Duff Goldman for its flagship game – Food Truck Chef . The event – ‘Duff’s Challenge‘, is a 90-day baking event that is currently on and will run through July 23.

This is a grand feat for Nukebox Studios as it has welcomed Charmed City Cakes owner into the exciting world of food trucks. Players get to prove their pastry baking skill in this exciting challenge and win some delicious rewards that include as many as 3 special recipes, one each month, straight from Duff.

An opportunity to bring in special treats for the fans of Duff and Food Truck Chef is what brings a lot of joy to Nukebox Studios. Curation of contents that bring the much-needed fun to the players gives immense satisfaction to the game developers, said Nukebox CEO Amit Hardi, according to Digital Chump.

The collaboration with Duff Goldman has created a buzz in the gaming industry and among the fans of this game. The one-of-a-kind pastry baker, with his dazzling cakes will leave the players wanting for more, reported Invision Game Community.

Check out what Gamasutra has to say about this fun-filled exquisite delight of soulful baking with the master baker. Players can now take part in this exciting Duff challenge simply by downloading Food Truck Chef on their mobile devices from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.