A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

In this rags to riches tale, you start as a poor street urchin begging for food and coin from day to day and try to claw your way up in society. Will you join a pyramid scheme to sell rats, or bake the world's finest apple pie, or perhaps become a knight of the round table and banish the undead from the land? Make these choices by flipping coins and placing them on the appropriate event card.

There are 40 game events and 3 possible endings and plenty of humor and references to other media for you to enjoy as you find out that contrary to the aphorism, beggars CAN in fact be choosers!

This is a Ludum Dare 45 jam game made in collaboration with @libertasforte and @lambdaloop.

Music is "Sneaky Snitch" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns (https://www.toptal.com/designers/subtlepatterns/)
Various UI elements from Kenney (https://www.kenney.nl/assets)
Game release script by Varun Ramesh (https://varunramesh.itch.io/)

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenreSimulation, Visual Novel
TagsLudum Dare 45
LinksLudum Dare


Beggars CAN Be Choosers.zip 9 MB
Beggars CAN Be Choosers (mac os x).zip 15 MB


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I've found that I get that error whenever the villager confronts me about dealing rats and I respond with anything other than beg. I also found a small glitch where at the round table, you sell a sword and shield for 100 but you don't receive the money. Apart from these minor glitches though, this game is great.

I played it and was having fun but I got this error after a while:


events/villagerConfrontation.lua:33: attempt to compare nil with number


events/villagerConfrontation.lua:33: in function 'effect'

///coin.lua:61: in function 'mousereleased'

sections/game.lua:56: in function 'mousereleased'

main.lua:50: in function <main.lua:48>

[C]: in function 'xpcall'