Darkflow Software’s Cuisine Royale (published by Gaijin Entertainment of War Thunder fame) may have started out as an April Fool’s Day joke, but — like a lot of the jokes that come out of game developers on April 1st — it seems enough people like it for the developers to create the full game. Now, the game is available on Steam in early access. More importantly, it’s free-to-play until June 25. After that, you may to have to pony up some cash if you’d like to play.
If you grab it now, however, it’s guaranteed that it’s yours to keep and play forever. I’m being a bit vague here because the developers state on the steam site that they will “probably make it a paid game to cover server expenses and fund further development.” Effectively, they haven’t come to a full decision, but I’d bet on that being exactly what happens.
If you’d like to check out the game, you can do so on its Steam page.