Warning: This game is crammed full of monsters, cake, amazing powers, puzzly bits, epic adventure, witty repartee, secret paths, unlockable characters, silly hats and a wiener dog. Use caution if you are allergic to fun or overly sensitive to cake-related pathos.
User reviews: Positive (29 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
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November 26

Happy Holidays! Update 1.2 Is Out Now!

To make your holidays even happier, here's our rad gift to you: a brand-new content update!

  • Meet Codger the Elf, a weird old guy in Powder Peaks who needs Niko's help in a new island-spanning quest
  • Conquer brain-shivering new levels to find all the missing presents
  • Earn a brand-new costume for Niko if you've got enough holiday moxie to finish Codger's quest

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August 14

Update 1.1 Is Out Now!

New Features and Improvements:

• Added boatloads of new music, so you can now enjoy 60 minutes of Disasterpeace tunes
• Fixed some level Challenges
• Fixed issues that caused some of the Messages in a Bottle to not appear correctly
• All achievements attained while offline or that were not previously credited will now be correctly registered
• MAMBC now supports the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish (Latinamerican), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese

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About This Game

As so many of these things do, it all begins on a magical island. In this case, Gogapoe Island, a place populated by both humans and monsters. What starts out as a mission to get back Niko's birthday cake becomes a quest for the fate of Gogapoe itself. But, ya know, cake is still super important, too!

Oodles of friendly monsters will join Niko's quest and use their kooky powers to help him explore the island, solve puzzles, demolish obstacles, and just generally humiliate enemies. Hordes of evil monsters will cause mayhem and generally be jerkfaces, but that's nothing you can't fix with headbutts, frost breath, stink clouds and rainbow barf.

Save the day and fulfill your monstrous cakelust all at once in MONSTERS ATE MY BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Key Features

  • A big honkin' island to explore
  • An epic story of good, evil and baked goods
  • Nostalgic top-down adventure gameplay mixed with modern sensibility and design
  • 60 sweet minutes of original music by Disasterpeace. It's like dessert for your ears!
  • A motley menagerie of friendly monsters with nutso powers
  • Four unique areas full of challenges, secret paths and birthday cake
  • Cerebrum-tingling environmental puzzles
  • A whole mess of oddball NPCs with with even odder side quests
  • Funky fresh costumes you can unlock for Niko, including some that give him powers of his own

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
58 of 84 people (69%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
When I saw this project on kickstarter I felt that it was something unique to make happen and now after playing the full game I'm glad that I backed this project so full of charm, clever puzzles and a great atmosphere that bring smile for you face while playing the journey to caught who ate the Niko's birthday cake. It's a masterpiece.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
The game sets a new milestone in casual gaming. The quality of graphics, music and animation is exceptional. Puzzles are fun and hard enough to make you spend extra hours polishing each level. One of the rare games that was Kickstarted to be a new masterpiece.
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36 of 56 people (64%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Beautifully well-made game. The art is so playful and clean. The puzzles are fun and even become a challenge when you're trying to 3-star a level. Plus the music is done by Disasterpeace so you know it's grand.

Oh and a unicorn freaking BARFS RAINBOWS!

In case no one can tell from the trailer video, it's a puzzle adventure game with a bunch of cute monsters and villagers in it. It requires some teamwork with these cuties to get all your cake back.
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50 of 84 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a great puzzle game that shines on PC. If you love smiling, great art & challenging puzzles, this game is for you.

Also...

A Monster barfs rainbows to kill Boogins.

10/10
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is an adorable, nostalgic, puzzle solving game with a simple premise; monsters ate your birthday cake. Literally.
The colors are bright and the shapes are appealing. I can understand why Cartoon Network picked this project up later on.
As I was using an xbox controller, the controls are obviously different. But it requires little to no effort to do anything in this game. All you need is the left thumbstick, the 'A' button, and your 'LB'/'RB' buttons.
The dialogue is cute and light with adorable humor. I'll forever use 'broccoli farts' as an endearing way to say 'gas'.
And of course, the music is light hearted and pleasant.

Now on to the actual game play!
As I pointed out earlier, all you're doing is using your thumbstick to move , the 'A' button to use an action, and your 'LB'/'RB' buttons to change your character when you're in play.
There are various little obstacles you need to overcome to help clear your way to collect cake pieces. (And some other goodies such as gold coins and keys)
As this is a casual puzzle game, you don't actually die unless you step onto a trap or the boogies get you.
The only limiter you sort of have is the timer. But you only really care about that if you want your 3 star ranking.
The first two puzzles are extremely easy as they are there to introduce the game mechanics.
Moving forward, you end up meeting monster friends one by one and they help you solve the various levels so that you can advance.

So far, this is an absolutely adorable, fun game for all ages.
The only slightly annoying thing I encountered, and I don't know if it was just me, but the music volume would sort of go up and down in the beginning. But after a while it will go back to being consistant.
I'm glad I donated for this project and I wish the guys at SleepingNinja much success.
Thanks for such a wonderful and polished game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
A fantastic puzzler with great music, art, writing, ... (the list goes on). I was a apprehensive with purchasing this as I feared the game may have been too childish, but this is not the case.

The puzzles definitely get fairly complex. I've only played up to the third world so far, and nothing has been all that challenging, but if the pace continues, the fourth world is going to have some wonderfully difficult challenges. Don't expect something to twist your mind like a puzzle from Braid or FEZ might. The puzzles here rely on the teamwork mechanic. You must control up to four different characters, switching between them, one at a time, and orchestrate their movements in order to progress.

The RPG-esque elements add fun content to the game (which could stand on its own without them). There are always sidequests to complete and new ones pop-up frequently, at least once you complete a world. The secrets aren't that well hidden, which is a little frustrating, but some have been tricky enough to make up for it.

The game definitely has a unique charm. The monsters all have quite different personalities and add a nice flavor to the game. The humor just makes me smile.

Don't go into this game expecting be lost on a puzzle for hours, as none of them are THAT difficult. They will make you think in a different way than you're used to, which is what puzzle games really should do, in my opinion.

9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
A super cute and fun puzzle game!!
Character names and dialog are very amusing :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Many paraodies, cuteness overload, puzzles! Do like
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A unicorn that barfs rainbows. Nothing else really needs to be added to this review, but it's a great puzzle game with a ton of replay value. NEED ALL STARS!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
monsters and cake, it doesn't get any better than that. AND they are releasing a holiday update. say whaaat!?
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/rqqtqBjL3TA
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It was the Cuteness of the game that lure me here, and became one of my favourite game pretty fast! (*≧▽≦)
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is so much of a yes. I'm writing a lengthy review of it on Fist Full of Potions, but the short and sweet of it is Buy this game. Rad music, gorgeous visuals, and HILARIOUS dialogue. Really, this was a pleasant surprise.
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is both adorable and a delightful challenge!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Runs very well on Macbook Air (11 inch 2013). Have completed it and no glitches or problems at all.

Great gameplay, cute graphics and a bit of humour in there too. Very enjoyable.

Price is probably still a little steep even at £8.79 but I don't regret buying it.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a delicious treat. Top-quality art, fantastic writing, and clever design make this an easy recommendation. I bought it and started playing because I knew one of the designers, but the game has earned its way onto my dessert tray, and I am looking forward to finishing it and enjoying some coffee aftewards.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
nice game
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7 of 20 people (35%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A fun puzzle adventure!
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The art is adorable, the music is adorable, and there is a cheeky sense of humor throughout. All-in-all a really fun, brightly-colored kawaii nod to the Zelda-type genre. :)
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10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Cute and fun. It had a good balance between story and puzzles.
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