Made With Monster Love
Based in Cape Town, South Africa

Release date:
In development - coming Sep 2015 (Early Access)

PC, Mac & iPad
Steam Greenlight


Regular Price:



Draw shapes to make music!

Cadence is a musical playground combining two loves: puzzle gaming and sound creation.

Focused around a strong creative core, players build and join musical nodes in a connect-the-dots fashion to make their own compositions. Simple melodies are available after just a few clicks, while experts can dive much deeper.

Unique to Cadence is the way it marries music with gameplay, and all of your songs are built up as puzzles, using rulesets familiar to gamers to help them along and get even the most musically uninitiated individuals making songs before they know it!


Cadence was born as a Ludum Dare game jam entry in April 2013, and continued to develop based on the positive feedback it received. After some years of on-off development, full-time funding, a Kickstarter campaign, our very own Noodlestarter campaign, and two months holed up in a Swedish wilderness cottage, the game is finally ready for Early Access and a broader audience of music lovers.

Cadence has earned recognition at festivals like A MAZE, EGX Rezzed and SXSW.


  • Simple puzzle rules with emergent depth
  • Intuitive visual design
  • Edit your sound while it plays


Cadence Noodlestarter trailer YouTube

Cadence overview and gameplay YouTube

The Cadence audio engine, explained YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (2MB)

download logo files as .zip (4MB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "Gamer's Voice Finalist, SXSW 2015" Came with an exhibit at the SXSW Indie Corner
  • "EGX Rezzed Leftfield Collection 2015" One of the winners exhibited at EGX Rezzed in London
  • "Games showcase, A MAZE Johannesburg 2014" Featured as an exhibition at the A MAZE 2014 festival.
  • "Official MGSA selection, rAge 2013" Exhibited at the Make Games pavilion during the rAge gaming expo.
  • "Cadence: 5th place in audio, Ludum Dare 26" Originally titled
  • "Greenlit on Steam" Campaign completed July 2014
  • "Stugan Draft 2015" Chosen to participate in the 2015 "Stugan" accelerator

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Monetization Permission

Made With Monster Love allows for the contents of Cadence to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Cadence is legally & explicitly allowed by Made With Monster Love. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.madewithmonsterlove.com/press/sheet.php?p=cadence.

Official Noodlestarter campaign! (April 2015) - Our pre-Early Access beta campaign

Made With Monster Love - Official developer website

Steam Greenlight - Vote for the game on Steam Greenlight

@LovingMonsters - Made With Monster Love's official stream for regular updates

@TheFuntastic - Peter's musings on all things game dev related.

@RodainJoubert - Rodain's rants about game design and goats. But mostly goats.

Facebook - Official fan page

Synesthesis - The original Ludum Dare game jam prototype

About Made With Monster Love

Made With Monster Love is an independent games studio spawned by Peter Cardwell-Gardner on the southern tip of Africa - making games with more love than you can shake a tentacle at.

More information
More information on Made With Monster Love, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Cadence Credits

Peter Cardwell-Gardner
Monster in Chief (a.k.a. doer of all things)

Rodain Joubert
Possibility Alchemist (designer)

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks