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

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A Monster's House

by Slandercakes - Compo Entry

My compo game submission - A Monster's House, a Haunted House tower defense game.

In A Monster's House you play the role of the manager of a newly established Haunted House at an amusement park. You're also a terrible person, so you really want to scare those little kids.

Place attractions around the house to scare the little'uns off and take their money. Aren't you nice.

However, you should make sure you scare them before they reach the exit! If your haunted house's popularity reaches 0, you lose.

I've included a web player build and standalone builds for Windows, OS X and Linux.

I hope you enjoy, and congratulations to everybody else that has managed to make it to the end of this Ludum Dare!


1. Only the Windows standalone and web player builds have been tested. I've included builds for OS X and Linux but I can't guarantee they'll work without error.

2. Due to a current bug with Unity3D fullscreen mode on the standalone builds (and possibly the web player build) doesn't work correctly - the mouse input will be offset by a certain amount. Please stick to using the windowed mode to prevent this :)

3. Chrome has dropped NPAPI support so you'll need to use another browser (Firefox, IE etc.) if you want to play the game in your browser.

4. I'm a programmer and the assets make my eyes bleed, too. Please don't hurt me.

Downloads and Links




JayWoody says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:48am

The minimalistic music was spot on.

Though as for the gameplay I didn't quite "get" what I did wrong as my first playthrough when I got shafted.

I put on some blood and ghosts and even half way laying them down I realized that you have to put them on inner walls to affect the children 2 timees. No luck still. :/

The fun factor isn't so much here as I'm personally kind of over tower defence games, but I think other people could enjoy this with some modifications and progression in the game.

Still loving that sine tune in the main menu! :)

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:22am

it feels very much like a generic tower-defense game. It certainly works, but it doesn't do so in any way that feels novel or memorable.

filiph says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:41am

Fun play on tower defense!

It needs more UI feedback - how scared are the kids as they walk through the maze? Which attraction is selected?

PS: It says "Can't be opened" on my Mac, btw. The web version works ok.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:33pm

cool game

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:52pm

I really, really liked this game! I included it in part 2 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Ellian says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:14pm

The idea behind this, being a scary house and stuff, is really cool. :)

Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:35am

I like the idea, but I don't think the gameplay is very well balanced. It's very hard to earn enough money to scare more than a few kids.

Slothmachine says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Fresh idea for a tower defence. But there could be more visual hints on how much kids are getting scared on the path.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:57pm

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.

Nov 14, 2015 @ 5:00pm

I included your game in an article of my favorites!
Your profile for LD is currently not active as you have not posted anything. Because of this, I was unable to give you a trophy. If you ever create a profile (by posting a post) and would like the awesome trophy to display proudly on your profile, shoot me an email with the subject "LDJAM33 Trophy" and a link to your game, as well as explain that your profile has now just gone active. I will then add the trophy no problem :) Thanks!

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