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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the world of an abandoned video game? All those NPCs with their artificial lives...what do they do after the game is turned off for that final time?

Village Monsters is a relaxing life sim game set in one such world.

You play as someone booting up the game for the first time in decades only to discover that it is nothing like you remember.

The monsters that were once enemies have thrown away their weapons and have settled down in a peaceful village of their own making.

Stranger still, they're inviting you to come join them.

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SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Glad you asked. Here's a partial list of features and other fun stuff you can expect to enjoy in Village Monsters

  • Personalize your very own home with furniture, decorations, and upgrades. Plant a garden! Install a secret room! Sit on a golden throne you found in the woods!
  • Get to know dozens of whimsical monster neighbors, each with their own personalities, activities, and problems to solve.
  • Pick up a new hobby, like fishing, botany, critter collecting, archaeology, or cooking, then donate your findings and creations to the Historical Society of Monsters.
  • Leave your mark on the village by unlocking new buildings and influencing its development over time.
  • Fill out your daily routine with activities like shopping, talking with villagers, watching TV, hunting for mushrooms, and so much more.

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  • An immersive day / night cycle where everything has a schedule to keep - the villagers, the birds, and even the flowers.
  • Dynamic weather changes including dozens of distinct weather types ranging from clear skies to thundersnow.
  • The world changes with the seasons, and you can expect activities, items, creatures, and even music unique to each season.
  • A packed calendar full of holidays ensures that every week brings something new. Enjoy events like the monthly Critter Safari, the springtime Good Egg Day Feast, and the Pumpkin Patch Bash.

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  • Explore a digital land that’s been transformed by its abandonment.
  • Experience a unique story told through unusual methods such as via item descriptions, overheard conversations, and anomoly research.
  • Help unravel the unknown by investigating and solving Mysteries, a unique type of quest system.
  • Complete a massive compendium that logs your journey through the game. Use it to track Mysteries, collectibles, secrets, and triumphs.

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HOW CAN I FOLLOW DEVELOPMENT?

Well, there's this page on indieDB for one.

I'm also very active on Twitter!, so if that's your thing too then I'd love to have you follow along.

You can also send me an email at josh@warpdogs.com

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There is only one week left to back the Village Monsters Kickstarter. Are you ready to join the village?


Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the world of an abandoned video game? What happens to all the NPCs and monsters after their game is powered off for that last time?

Village Monsters is a relaxing life sim set in one such world.

You play the role of someone booting up a forgotten game for the first time in decades only to find that it is nothing like you remember. All those monsters that were once enemies are now peacefully living in a village of their own making and stranger still, they're inviting you to join them.


I've been regularly posting new demos to indieDB since I began this project in January, and I'd love for you to take a peek and see if it interests you!

Village Monsters Alpha 1.05



Once described as a faff about simulator, Village Monsters has found ample inspiration from the likes of Animal Crossing, Mother 3, and Undertale to create a carefree - yet monstrous - village life experience.


Between pursuing hobbies, furnishing your home, talking with whimsical monster villagers, and solving mysteries, there are no shortage of activities to pursue during your time in the village.




The world of Village Monsters may be digital, but that doesn't stop it from feeling alive.

From sunrise to sunset, you'll find a world that changes all around you. Sparrows fly overhead during the day while owls patrol the night. Villagers hang out at home while it it's raining and go shopping for new furniture after it clears.


Village Monsters is a one-person project, and I really need your help to finish making it! Please consider backing the Kickstarter if you're a fan of life simulation games, monsters, or bad jokes!

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A New Demo and a Kickstarter Update: News & Notes on Village Monsters

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Village Monsters has launched on Kickstarter!

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Village Monsters Alpha 1.06 Demo

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The latest demo for Village Monsters, Alpha 1.06, is now out and ready to download. This is the final demo release of the Kickstarter campaign and contains...

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Village Monsters Alpha 1.06 Linux Demo

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The latest demo for Village Monsters, Alpha 1.06, is now out and ready to download. This is the final demo release of the Kickstarter campaign and contains...

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Village Monsters Alpha 1.05 - Linux

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The latest demo for Village Monsters, Alpha 1.05, is now out and ready to download. This patch release contains many fixes and improvements received via...

Village Monsters Alpha 1.05

Village Monsters Alpha 1.05

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The latest demo for Village Monsters, Alpha 1.05, is now out and ready to download. This patch release contains many fixes and improvements received via...

Village Monsters Alpha 1.03 - Linux

Village Monsters Alpha 1.03 - Linux

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A patched version of Alpha 1 that contains crash fixes, some new items, and the ability to switch to a female character from your home.

Village Monsters Alpha 1.03 - Windows

Village Monsters Alpha 1.03 - Windows

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A patched version of Alpha 1 that contains crash fixes, some new items, and the ability to switch to a female character from your home.

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