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 (49 reviews) - 97% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Just simply a beautiful and cute puzzle game
In this game, you have to find the thief that stole your birthday cake, with your fellow friends are some good monsters ( and a dog name Bazooka, not gonna help us anything except that barking around ), each one has their own abilities and you need to use it wisely to complete each round by finding 3 piece of cake and defeat the final boss: The Boogin King.
This game extremely suitable for you and your children !
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Monsters Started to Eat My Birthday Cake

I discovered this game because Disasterpeace composed the soundtrack and I adore Disasterpeace. Anything he works on I look into. I added this game to wishlist and waited for a sale... I can't remember if I bought it on sale or got impatient and purchased regardless, but after playing through it I think it is worth the price they ask!

This game follows the adventures of Niko, a young boy whose particular birthday becomes the second worst birthday ever, thanks to the Monsters that--you guessed it--Ate [His] Birthday Cake, although I feel like that's not entirely true, as the premise of the game has you trekking across worlds acquiring discarded slices of the cake itself. Admittedly though, "Monsters Took My Birthday Cake and Strew it Across the Island for Little Apparent Reason" doesn't quite have a ring to it...

Along the journey, Niko makes friends with a cast of eclectic and quirky characters, each of which has a special ability that helps the player to solve puzzles and progress through the levels. The levels are accessible through a "road-map" with each stage being a separate bump in the road (think Super Mario Brothers 3). Even the cutscenes are replayable by entering their "stage".
Each level contains multiple objectives which reward you with a star for each mission completed. This means that there is incentive to replay levels and beat the target time, or find the hidden treasures, etc. The treasures can be traded and compiled with the townsfolk to complete side quests and unlock costumes for Niko. These costumes are vital, as some costumes give Niko new abilities that allow access into parts of the levels that are otherwise unreachable.

All in all, this is a very enjoyable game! It challenges your mind and coordination without being unreasonable, and provides a lot of laughs. The humor can be a bit childish sometimes, but it's the youthful demeanor that makes this game what it is. I have played it on Android and on PC, and I prefer PC. Touch controls just never appealed to me as much as the precision of a keyboard.

And then I bought the soundtrack.
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63 of 90 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
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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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
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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38 of 59 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
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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