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Venba

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Venba is a small game with a big heart, telling a story seldom told and giving players an authentic peek into underrepresented cultures.

Game Info

Venba is a narrative cooking game, where you play as an Indian mom, who immigrates to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and restore lost recipes, hold branching conversations and explore in this story about family, love, loss and more.

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Total Reviews: 37

Nom: Best Indie Game (2023)

Silver TIER

39% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Median Score

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Low Score

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What did you think of Venba?
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Veerender Jubbal (GameSpot)
July 31, 2023
8/10

Venba does not just make me feel seen, Venba makes me feel acknowledged and reassured in ways video games have never explored so profoundly.

Nicole Carpenter (Polygon)
July 31, 2023
Recommended

I would have loved more Venba, with its vibrant sound, touching story, and mouthwatering food, and yet, I still feel like Visai Games has told a complete, focused story.

CJ Andriessen (Destructoid)
July 31, 2023
7/10

Alas, Venba is an exercise in brevity. I greatly enjoyed my peek into the lives of strangers who exposed me to a culture different than mine. I just wish I could have got a longer look at it.

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Awards & Recognition

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Nom: Best Indie Game (2023)

Venba Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

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PRODUCER(S):

Shahrin Khan

DESIGNER(S):

Abhi

PROGRAMMER(S):

Abhi, Tatsuya Morita-Ahad

ARTIST(S):

Sam Elkana, Rae Minos, Danik Tomyn

WRITER(S):

Abhi, Shahrin Khan

COMPOSER(S):

Alpha Something

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