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

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Candy Knocker

by candlesan - Compo Entry

Latest (Post Jam) Build available here (changelog at bottom):

It's Halloween and you are dressed up as a monster. Knock on doors and get candy!

More lights = more likely to answer the door.
More pumpkins = more candy when they do answer

Scoring Guide
260 - Highest I've seen anybody get
220 - My highest
200 - You monster!
160 - Good for a kid!

Unity Webplayer build available here:

I streamed the entire game jam live on twitch!
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Wyatt Cheng
t: @candlesan

Changelog in the latest build (
- Gave the game a nicer logo
- Moved over the text on the start screen so it didn't look like a bug and surrounded the starting area with bushes to direct the player towards the sidewalk.

Downloads and Links




handkor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:14am

This is adorable. Good job

gilborn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:21am

Nice graphics

NalozycShade says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:29am

I was hoping to see some interesting interpretations of the theme. Spot on.

markoburzan27 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:52am

I love it itsvery fun

Lynx says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:00am

This game is so much fun! I just wish I could store candy between years like maybe a quarter of it or something, because I kept getting 80 every year and having nothing to spend it on.

This game brings back a love for a game called Costume Quest, and yours has all the adorable nostalgia.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:28am

I really like this interpretation of the theme, something other than "be the bad guy". very cool.

9.ar7k says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:42am

cute concept! nice spin on the theme

Suese says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:46am

Very nice, a little bit of music would have set the mood.

Treks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:55am

Awesome! Personal best - 227 candy in one round. Using the firecrackers is alot of fun!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:25am

The "candy" sound is really loud when you return back to the house. Other than that, cute take on the theme!

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:00pm

While the concept is very original and sounds fun on paper, in reality the lack of danger makes the process of collecting candies pretty boring.

Graphics are cute and add to the mood. Upgrades are pretty fun, but nothing crazy. I wish there was some value in eating candies instead of trading them (stats increase?). The candy stashing sound is weird, loud and scary. The game lacks any kind of music, which is a shame.

Overall, I think this idea has a LOT of potential and I would love to see it developed into a full-blown game someday.

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Lovely art! Really fun game too!

psychonull says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:10am

I feel like I needed some extra elements in the game, but it was really good anyway. Loved the size of the stage, it made me try to find better houses in every corner. Good job!

Crazi456 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:00am

Adorable game, fun!

el-pepi says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:50am

Very original game and interpretation. Interesting mechanic, there is some depth in them.

Shina69 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Interesting mechanichs indeed and truly fits the theme, will save it on my pc for future hours of fun! Nice job!

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:28am

Nice game! Adding bonus gives a good replay value

Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Great interpretation of the theme. The game mechanics are well executed too for just 48 hours.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 7:50pm

IT'S SO CREATIVE! The way you made game design was genius! Very well balanced! And the isntruction in game counts a lot to the game fun. Congrats, nice project with a big potencial!

Boberro says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Cute and really polished. You surprised me with upgrades.

Wefiends says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:08am

Cool game with a great take on the theme. I love that it's a monster in a monster costume.

Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:41am

Great concept. Love the upgrade!

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