Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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by alhvi - Jam Entry

You are a monster. An adult monster and you have to pay rent. Start your own business with a haunted cave. You can set it up in your own home. We sell you the scenery and props you need. We also repair your damaged props.

People will visit your cave and leave money behind. Adults and teens are more difficult to scare but we have enhanced props that are extra scary at incredible prices.

Start little by little and build an awesome haunted cave. Remember that as a last resource you can scare your guests yourself.

Collect $3000 in 7 days to pay the cave's rent.

We hope you enjoy the game and leave your comments!


"Oppressive Gloom" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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rotpar says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:19am

Interesting idea!

the31 says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:02am

Ended up $100 short! Neat idea. Took me a while to realize, but this is sorta like a tower defense game. I think some more variation would be nice--in the end I found myself just getting the two high-tier items and scaring people as they went further. Didn't miss anyone on the last 4 levels this way. I also couldn't quite tell how far away the props scared people--kind of a problem for big groups: are they only scared if they "see" the prop or is it just a certain distance away from it? Enjoyable playthrough, though.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:18pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

riktothepast says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 12:57am

My poor monster is going to get evicted, great game guys!!!.

alhvi says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:48am

Thank you very much everyone for playing. @the31 they are scared when they enter the room and when you activate the props. They have to be inside the room to be scared. Thank you for trying :D

Sep 12, 2015 @ 1:03pm

Nice game, but it gets a bit boring by the end when you're just waiting for them to come into each room so you can press the buttons (which could be a bit easier, it kept thinking I was trying to scroll). Would be nice if different people were scared by different things.

reiknight says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Nice concept

Flaid says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:11pm

I really liked your take on the theme. It was definitely unique, and the idea of the monster getting evicted from a cave added to the humor!

The thing that makes it extra hard is that you can't just spam the props, because they break, and the cost of repairing them makes it so at the end you can't pay your rent. Overall, nicely done!

schnerble says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Nice theme, and great use of audio. It does seem a little easy - though I ended up $30 short in the end - but the main thing I'd suggest is that the regions where the objects would have an effect wasn't clear... e.g., the crow seems to only have an effect when the people are around the white lady, and even then only sometimes...? It's cool, though - nice idea :)

crucknuk says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 6:38pm

I like the idea and i felt the need to have the animation too :)
it would have been nice to see everything moving but i understand that you couldn't have much time to do it, but it is nice!
It is hard and maybe the crow in the first stage doesn't scare anyone :P
good entry :)

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