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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 happens to them after the game is powered off for that final time?

Village Monsters is an relaxing village life sim set in one such forgotten world.

A Monstrous Community

  • Befriend dozens of whimsical monster villagers, each with their own personalities, interests, and problems to solve.
  • Unravel unique personal stories as you build friendships and learn the history of the village and its inhabitants.
  • Purchase a fixer-upper and build it up into your very own comfy-cozy homestead.

Relaxing, Open-Ended Gameplay

  • Pursue several laid-back hobbies like treasure hunting, creature collecting, mushroom gardening, and fishing.
  • Engage in a variety of daily tasks and activities. Earn money with a part time job, participate in events and holidays, or go adventuring with your villager friends.
  • Complete a massive journal that tracks all your collectibles, challenges, and achievements.

A Living World

  • Explore vast areas outside the village ranging from vibrant forests, arctic deserts, enchanting lakes, and ruins of a best forgotten empire.
  • Discover a simulated world with its own rules and interactions. Shifting weather patterns, seasonal changes, and realistic creature behaviors makes the world come alive.
  • Solve world-spanning puzzles and uncover hidden secrets as you piece together an overarching mystery.


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 (josh@warpdogs.com). Beyond that, there's lot of other choices!

Finally, if you think about it there's really just a finite number of humans out there, so if we both talk to enough of them then we'll eventually find each other. I look forward to seeing you!

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Hello Villagers!

There are many hobbies to pursue in your time in the village, but if you like making money and learning lore there’s really only one hobby for you:

Treasure Hunting!

If you get this reference then we can be good friends


Treasure hunting is immensely rewarding, but it requires a lot more leg work than the other hobbies. You must first find where treasure is hiding, then you gotta dig it up, and finally you have figure out what the heck you just unearthed.

This dev diary will detail some of the things you can find in your hunts. Treasures are generally split between three categories: Jewels & Minerals, Artifacts, and Treasure Chests

Jewels & Minerals

Let’s get the easy one out of the way first. While there’s no such thing as “filler” when it comes to treasure, there is such a thing as “destined for the merchant.”

Jewels, ores, and other minerals can generally be safely sold for a tidy sum. Still, it might be worth checking out item descriptions before you head to merchant.

Artifacts

Most artifacts must be identified first


There’s no sugarcoating it – this world has been through some rough times. Multiple wars, the Glitchwood, the disappearance of humans and gods… so much has been destroyed or forgotten.

Thankfully for historians, the world is blanketed in priceless artifacts from the all ages of the past. Each one reveals some kind of lore or history that was once thought lost.

Head over to the library for more info on artifacts. One nice thing about them? Each is a one-of-a-kind, so you’ll never find a duplicate.

Treasure Chests

Chests are a very special kind of treasure you can find in your hunts. They always contain something valuable – usually several valuable things, in fact – but there’s really no predicting what’s held inside.

The deeper something is buried, the more valuable it is...


Crack one open and you might find a bunch of money or a rare item for your collection. Or maybe you’ll discover sacred texts from the gods. Maybe you’ll find a very traumatized fish.

Some chests are sealed up and you’ll need help to unlock ’em. Others were deliberately hidden and require you to solve a map or riddle just to find them!

Whatever the case, uncovering a treasure chest is the most exciting moment for any hunter. Here’s a small list of what could pop out when you crack it open…

Lost Mail Keys

While it’s not a well known fact, several buildings in the village predate the arrival of its current monstrous residents. The post office is one such building and it houses an intriguing mystery – a wall of abandoned mail boxes all locked up tight.

Nobody knows what’s hidden inside them (hopefully more than just junk mail), but Glimmer says it’s finders-keepers, so bring any keys you find to the mail room to claim your prize.

Regional Drinks

There’s not much of day-to-day life that has survived the world breaking apart, but there is one relic of the old days you still can find locked away…

Regional drinks! You see, each region of the world had their own ‘signature’ drink and it was a popular hobby among monsters to try and collect all 26 of them.

Koma, owner of the village pub, was one such hobbyist. I’m sure he’d be very interested if you find any!

What better place to store drinks than the basement of a pub?


Celestial Comments

The gods may have disappeared with the humans, but their written words still remain scattered throughout the world.

The most common works are known as Comments – direct observations of our world written by divine hands. It not only proves that the gods truly existed but also that they knew of our lives and histories. As you can imagine these Comments are priceless.

And More...?

A staff that controls the weather. A potion that enables mind reading. The aforementioned traumatized fish that can teach you how to talk to its brethren.

There’s never a dull moment for a treasure hunter.

Building a Village, 04/03/2019 – Spring Cleaning

Building a Village, 04/03/2019 – Spring Cleaning

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I’m trying something a little different with today’s dev diary. Instead of featuring things I’ve added or improved I’ll be talking about things...

Release: Village Monsters Beta 3 (Pumpkin Pie) is now available!

Release: Village Monsters Beta 3 (Pumpkin Pie) is now available!

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Villagers! A new demo is now available and it's free for everyone! It's a substantial release and I'm real proud of it. Check out the release notes to...

Building a Village, 11/24/2018 – Clash of the Cods

Building a Village, 11/24/2018 – Clash of the Cods

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There’s no way to actually prove this, but I’m pretty sure more people have played fishing mini-games than have actually gone fishing. So as you can...

Building a Village, 08/25/2018 – Trash Hog

Building a Village, 08/25/2018 – Trash Hog

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You’ll notice a definite trend in what I’ve been working on this week: villager interactions. This’ll remain a major priority for probably the next...

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[macOS] Village Monsters Demo (Beta 3)

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

[Linux] Village Monsters Demo (Beta 3)

[Linux] Village Monsters Demo (Beta 3)

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

Village Monsters Demo (Beta 3)

Village Monsters Demo (Beta 3)

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert) [Linux]

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert) [Linux]

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert)

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert)

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert) [Linux]

Village Monsters Demo (Summer Sherbert) [Linux]

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Make friends, catch bugs, find treasure and go exploring in this latest demo for Village Monsters!

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Love the art style!!! the game looks amazing <3

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