Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Kitchen Wizard Pinball

by quill18 - Compo Entry

Includes everything...even the kitchen sink!

Kitchen Wizard Pinball is a classic, physics-based pinball game centered around working in your kitchen to master the culinary arts.


Made in 48-hours from the Ludum Dare Compo by Martin "quill18" Glaude
Livestreamed start-to-finish in front of an audience of thousands.

Unity 5.5
- Blitzkrieg NF
- Balls on the rampage

Special thanks to everyone out in Twitch-land for supporting me and my streaming!



FLIPPERS: Left/Right CTRL (Mac users can also use SHIFT)


Nudge the Table: Z and / (also CAPS LOCK and ENTER)

Restart: R

Exit: ALT-F4 (or CMD-Q on Mac)



MEATBALL MULTIBALL: Alternate between CUTTING BOARD SCOOP and SAUCE POT RAMP three times to light the OVEN LOCK. Lock three balls to start MEATBALL MULTIBALL.

SUPER SOUP: Hit both ramps three times each to start SUPER SOUP POP BUMPERS, earning 20x per Pop Bumper and a Jackpot every 10 hits.

SALT SHAKER: Hit the right loop and left ramp in sequence to lit the SALT SHAKER for Jackpot.

MEATPIE: Spell M-E-A-T-P-I-E to light all scoops for Jackpot.

KITCHEN WIZARD MODE: Complete all modes to activate KITCHEN WIZARD MODE, activating all modes are once and earning 10x points for all actions!

There's also a SINK QUICK MULTIBALL, for an easy 2x Multiball that also doubles all scores by 2x while the multiball is running!


CHEAT: ALT-Middle-Click to spawn a ball anywhere. Will totally confuse everything.


-- Fixed a bug that prevented earning points after Sink multiball.
-- Fixed(?) a bug that would cause you to earn negative points.


Questions? -- Unity Programming Tutorials -- Let's Plays!

Downloads and Links




OfekA says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:05am

Followed most of the stream, the game is great and lots of fun, and REALLY HARD! I really wished the table wood texture was a bit better but other than that it's all great :)

txlzone says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:36am

Stream was fun to watch. The game is buggy (mostly physics issues) but the graphics and geometry are great.

cynicalmonkey says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:42am

Feel bad criticising someone who taught me so much but the game froze on me 3 times in a row and when it didn't the ball went through my bumpers twice :( looks really pretty though

mrwillowb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:40am

Nice Game, expected better from you, but it's a nice effort.
There is no way to exit the table once you are playing, I had to turn off my pc to stop playing the game.

Tygrak says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:09am

Looked at your stream a couple times. I dont really know too mmuch about pinball but it is really fun! Each time I got multiball I have thrown away one of them (or both) like instantly so I am really good at it :). The design of the table looks really good.

PaidGEEK says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:02am

A solid pinball game. Great job with the models. If it wasn't against the rules, I'd assume you got them off the asset store :)

gurkan96 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:07am

well amazing game as usuall dont really have anything to complain about other than apparently pinball is hard :)

slimabob says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:13am

Great entry! I'm a long-time fan and you inspired my to enter in this Ludum Dare! Can't wait for the postmortem video!

Potato & Taco says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:26am

This was a fun game, despite the bugs. I didn't know it was this much to a pinball game until this stream!

SkyWolf says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Quill is a great entertainer, i had fun keeping the stream open while completing my entry. The game is great, i don't know much about pinball myself, but it is very fun.

Asturk says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Thats a really nice pinball game, and very challenging too, since a dont play pinballs that much! also, I Watched some parts of your stream while i was doing my compo here too and dont know what happened to your first idea of the RC car racing. But great job, this is really a very good intro here! =D

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Incredible pinball game. Kudos! I watched only a few minutes of the stream (since I was working on my game) and I knew I had to play this. Incredible graphics and sound.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Great game idea and concept, and the graphics are one of the best that i have found till now. Great work quill.

I detect some retard on the controls tho, maybe the only thing that i think that detracts from the experience.

kd7uiy says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Well done overall! The lighting is a bit weak, as is the theme, but the graphics are great, nicely done!

pixlark says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Great game! I would give it five stars, but there are two big issues:

- Physics can be wonky at times (although I can understand why - UNITY!)

- The gutters on the sides are badly placed. I can't tell you how many times I launched a ball, only to have it bounce directly into the gutter without any way for me to intervene.

Besides that, it's a pretty great game - I mean, it's pinball! Who doesn't like pinball?

jetrelcodes says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:22pm

Watched him streaming a couple hours. Great game !

JeromWaarom says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Another great game Quill! I am personally not a fan of pinball games, yet the game play was quite addicting and I loved the general mood, with all the funny sound effects and stuff!

Strider says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Really really good...

TolMera says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:23pm

Overall, enjoyable and amazing work for 48 hours.

The Audio is pretty awesome overall, Really like the chime when you hit the salt.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:38am

It's pretty nice, I like the detail in the machine.

KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:57am

Really enjoyed the game. I'm a fan of Pinball games and yours is very interesting. I did notice some wonky behaviors while playing but I have a feeling it has more to do with Unity than anything else. The assets are amazing looking and I really enjoyed the sounds! Popped into the stream ever so often to see how it was coming along while I was making my game. Good Job!

mrwillowb says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:38am

It ran slowly on my pc so the physics were all screwy. Nice looking pinball game, would have been nice if you added the match the number pinball thingy, so you could an extra life.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:06am

Interesting pinball game. The physics were a little light, i was never able to hit the ramp, so hard to aim. Decent models though.

ZQMony says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:12am

Really nice design. When you play it, it feels like a real pinball game.

d3uced says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:32am

Table looks amazing and plays well, great work quill18. You inspired me to enter this year.

unit684 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:36am

Really nice pinball game! It's amazing you did this much in a weekend

Rixud says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:06am

i dont know if is my idea, but the flippers have a little delay? make it a bit difficult to play

Treborginho says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:16pm

Learned a lot from your youtube and twitch channels. You created a nice twist on the theme. Graphics are very polished for a compo entry. Not your best work though on the innovation side of the compo. In spite of minor physics glitches I had fun playing your game.

coborax says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:39pm

Very nice game!

mpe3us says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:43pm

Great job as always Quill. Pretty fun game, but definitely not as interesting as some of your other games :P

maartene says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Very nice looking pinball table that 'feels' good. The salt shaker sound must be my favorite in the game.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Watched your stream, amazing job.

Wevel says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Good game, nice home made audio I'm not very keen on pin ball games, but that's partially just cos im not very good at them.

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Cool game. I got to see parts of your stream. Thanks for all the programming tip / ideas.

Megalink says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:17am

This game is quite fun but kind of unorginal. Good job, anyways. The 3D models are also really well made for the time limit :)

xbcw says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:14am

Solid pinball game. Your stream is great to watch over the weekend while participating.

jperlin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:16am

The game worked great for me, felt really well executed, I like the design of the table, both visually and gameplay-wise. Not a huge fan of pinball, but it was quite fun. Nicely done.

hermetic says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:04am

Pinball is such a high level to aspire to. I completely admire your attempt. It's definitely a pinball game! The physics are close... The sounds are cool; I miss the "ball rolling on the table" sound, though. The modeling was nice. It is pretty shocking that you could get through a table design at all in 48 hours; You did a design and coded it. Congratulations.

HawkSandwich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Another great entry, quill :D I love pinball, and this one's a nice take. the controls are nice and responsive, the game is simple and straightforward. Good job!

Doomdad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:32pm

Very solid pinball game. Watched the stream, while we were making our own game and I must say that I really like your approach to the theme of one room! The game has a really nice arcade pinball feeling, while still being a really unique design.

Still I think there could have been a little more polish, like the fact that the only way I could exit the game was to do Alt+F4. Also the beat on the background was alright, but a solid soundtrack could have made the game even more intriguing.

But still, overall great game and had fun playing it!

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:39pm

Cool game! Would have been nice though if the score was implemented in the table itself. Physics feel a bit weird at times but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a little bit of tweaking. Really like the cooking theme of the pinbal machine.

MAT4DOR says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Very impressive. Opened the stream the other day for a second, and saw you creating the game. Very nice game for a 48h competition.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:21am

Love the art - great work for 48 hours!

Things are a bit jank, but that's unity physics for you. Making a pinball game in LD is very ambitious, and this is well done considering.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:47am

Seemed interesting at the start but it was pretty hard to get anything going, even after several playthroughs. Maybe the physics issue.

Per says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:52am

Thanks for an awesome stream. The game is really impressive.

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Cool idea!
Beautiful and polished graphics and very solid gameplay.
The ball needs more mass and the flippers more force so you get the feeling you can destroy the field with any shot you take.
Please add more action to the scene, like overcooking pots, smashing eggs or some weird cook. That would make me hooked on the game :)

Anti says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Great fun pinball game. Maybe not the most super interesting game ever created but still very fun!

KerelOlivier says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Well, it's a pinnball game, but a very good one at that. I liked playing it. It ran really smooth and couldn't find any bugs.

Ednei says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:03am

Just tested and I love this one!
The difficult is balanced, the graphics is very bealtiful!
Great work!!

theCrancher says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:43am

hey there, so the graphics are amazing, as well as the sounds, and it feel exactly like real pinball, the only downside was that sometimes the ball would pretty much go straight in the gutter and there was nothing i could do about it, but besides that it was great!

Omniorcus says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:53am

A good game of pinball. I like. It uses the theme to dictate it visual aesthetic, so its good there. It is fun to play. It is just pinball, but its a good pinball. Audio wise, the soundfx are good, and the backing is fine. A little repetitive, but that's what the gameplay's for. Graphically, it's a little dull, but it is also done in 3D, so that's a bit more acceptable. The lack of a backdrop to the machine is really unsettling for me.

Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Great game, a few bugs I noticed. Ball would slip through the flippers sometimes and when i'd manage to get the ball in the Oven the ball would get stuck off the left and behind the oven itself (sort of like it flew right threw the oven. Otherwise another pretty solid entry sir!

Capitals says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 2:10pm

Followed most of the stream too, well done, it looks and sounds great. However the paddles are really twitchy. I played this for about 20 mins and it seemed like nothing I could do would put the balls in the glass tunnel things. Overall though good effort.

Barink-social says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:18pm

As always Quill, you got an really cool game. love it. Did some game myself but its nothing compared to yours . GG

Dec 19, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Great graphics in this one! I'm glad you finally got to make your pinball game!

Coomzy says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:19pm

More reactions in environment would have been nice.

neon says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:29pm

Great stuff. The sound effects are fitting, the graphics are on point and the game feels really good. ?

Aaranos says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 4:30am

The controls are a little awkward to use. I would of liked use of arrow keys for flippers.

I also found that the ball moved incredibly fast occasionally, not sure if it was intentional.

Overall, nice polish on graphics and audio. Other than the speedy ball the gameplay was pretty smooth.

WizzardMaker says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 3:59pm

Nice game, but doesn't feel like a real pinball machine, it needs more blinking lights more flashing, more stuff happening on the screen. The game is still well made

Maixior says ...
Apr 21, 2017 @ 3:59pm

great game! :D

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