Inflate Me to the Moon v1.02
by DDRKirby(ISQ) and Kat Jia
Released under the Cocoa Moss label

Please be patient as the game loads! You may have to click to give it focus.
Soundtrack download

Inflate Me to the Moon was made in 72 hours for round 44 of Ludum Dare. The theme was "Your life is currency", and we made a very silly game about "inflation".

Additional credits:

  • "Fly Me to the Moon" original arrangement by Bart Howard
  • SNES instruments from Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, Illusion of Gaia, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, ...
  • References those styles along with To the Moon, Viva La Vida, Undertale, Ducktales, etc.

Download Inflate Me to the Moon for your phone:
App Store (iOS)
Google Play (Android)

Awards (out of 1817 jam entries):

  • #4 in Audio
  • #1 in Humor

Ludum Dare submission page

Original jam version submitted to Ludum Dare

Changelog >>

v1.02 (Post-Jam)
- Update site lock code
- Recompile to allow offline play via the app
- First mobile release - added touch controls for hammering phase
- Redo difficulty curves for fanning the flame -- especially for level 3 which was way too hard before
- Made hammer and fan based on absolute mouse/touch position instead of relative movement
- Added skip functionality for all cutscenes (hold mouse button or touch to skip)
- Added new sfx/particles for end of flattening phase
- Make tutorial displays show for a bit longer (first 3 actions instead of 1)
- Significant performance improvements when there are many turtles to reduce FPS drops
- Added faster tempo intro fanfares for levels 2 and 3 to match the main music tempo
- Add some additional notes to the ending text
- Trim silence for sound effects to prevent exhausting sfx channels
- Very minor tweaks to some music files
v0.03 (Jam)
- Tried fixing cutscenes getting off sync when app loses focus (changed a single setting)
- Made the application keep running even when in the background
- First release!
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(53 total ratings)
Made withUnity
TagsFunny, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 44, weird
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksLudum Dare

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I want to squish the puffy ducky

<3 my hand hurts after playing this hahahah its a cool game!!


I loved the reference to Georges Mélies <3 

Somehow i got the Endwalker experience combined with the  year long onslaught of Crypto scams at once in something very very funny. 5/5 pulled a muscle  slamming spacebar.


I love inflation now.

You really like nintendo soundtrack!

I heard kirby in Match Girl and Mario kart Here!

lol i thought a little more and now i see, you like mario party! this is why you make minigames

and also your name is kirby

... The bird died in the end?


how come that every single one of your games are so cool???

Wow that game was simply lovely ^^

Loved it! I played the iOS verison, but thought it was hilarious and just a lot of fun to go through the progression! 


That was really funny and I enjoyed it a ton, but you left one burning question.

Who is left to oversee finance back on Earth?

beautiful, easy to play and funny ☺

Very good


This is one of the most charming games I've played in a while. Keep up the amazing work!