Have you ever wondered what happens to a virtual world of an abandoned video game? All those digital inhabitants with their artificial lives…do they just vanish when the game is turned off for the final time?
Village Monsters is an relaxing village life-sim set in one such forgotten world.
SO WHAT’S ALL THIS?
My name is Josh, and I’m a solo dev working on Village Monsters, a life-sim game very much in the style of Animal Crossing, with visual & tonal inspiration from the Mother series and Undertale.
Village Monsters is set inside the world of an abandoned video game. Over time, the monsters that served as enemies in what was once a generic fantasy RPG grew tired of all the waiting around, and eventually decided to abandon the whole ‘bad guy’ thing entirely.
They’ve thrown away their axes and fireball spells and now live a peaceful life in a sleepy little village in the ‘country’.
You are a player booting up the game for the first time in decades, finding yourself as the sole human living among this village of (mostly) affable monsters.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO IN IT?
Kick your feet up and put down roots in this cozy monstrous village. Here’s a partial list of features and fun things you can expect to enjoy!
Personalize your very own home with furniture, decorations, and upgrades. Hang up new wallpaper! Plant a garden! Sit atop a strange golden throne you found in the woods!
Pick up a new hobby, like archaeology, critter collecting, cooking, or fishing, then donate your findings to the Historical Society
Meet dozens of whimsical villagers each with their own personalities, schedules, and problems to solve
Leave your mark on the village by unlocking new buildings, fixing up infrastructure, and customizing different aspects
Discover something new every day! The calendar is packed with events & holidays, and you won’t have a problem filling your daily routine with shopping, watching TV, writing letters, and much more
Explore a bizarre digital land that’s been forgotten and transformed by its abandonment
Bring back treasures and trophies from your expeditions to decorate your home with
Experience total immersion thanks to a robust day/night cycle, seasonal changes, and dynamic weather
Unravel a unique story in a world where everything is contextualized with lore and history
Enjoy the deep satisfaction of dog ownership
Uncover strange mysterious, solve riddles, and puzzle out puzzles
Complete a massive compendium to track all your collectibles, secrets, and triumphs
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT RELEASING?
Village Monsters is releasing to PC in the year 2018(ish)
You can play a very early pre-alpha demo of the game right now. As in, today. As in, right here!
It’s a rough version that’s not fit for a wide audience, but it’s updated every month or two with new features, content, bug fixes, and kisses on the cheek. Check it out if you like to follow along a game as it’s being developed.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW DEVELOPMENT?
I’m very active on Twitter, so if that’s your thing too then I’d love to have you follow along.
There’s also email (email@example.com). Beyond that, there’s lot of other choices!