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Village Monsters - a relaxing village life-sim set inside of an abandoned video game. It has exploration, adventure, and whole lot of friendly monsters

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New Major Patch: Early Access 0.60.0

New Major Patch: Early Access 0.60.0

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Happy Day-After-Valentine's-Day, villagers! This is one of the best days around if you like discounted chocolate and red-and-pink colored tchotchkes...

Building a Village – My Cozy Valentine

Building a Village – My Cozy Valentine

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It's been a long time since I've written a dev log for Village Monsters, and it's been *even longer* since I've made a Blingee So I've decided to rectify...

Village Monsters - Out Now!

Village Monsters - Out Now!

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Hiya, indieDB! It's been awhile, huh? I took a hiatus from updating a few places as I was stretched pretty thin, but I'm back now with good reason: Village...

Village Monsters get a new demo! And it's free to everyone!

Village Monsters get a new demo! And it's free to everyone!

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Holy smokes, it's the first new Village Monsters demo since January! And it's free and available to everyone!

Village Monsters gets a new trailer!

Village Monsters gets a new trailer!

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Well! It's been *checks watch* hmm *checks calendar* hmmmmm *consults star maps* ah yes! As I was saying, it's been two years since the last trailer...

Building a Village, 6/29/2019 - Making of Monsters

Building a Village, 6/29/2019 - Making of Monsters

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A long-form discussion of the design behind the many monsters you can meet and befriend in Village Monsters.

Building a Village, 5/19/2019 – Treasure Mainland

Building a Village, 5/19/2019 – Treasure Mainland

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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...

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...

Release: Summer Sherbert Demo is now available!

Release: Summer Sherbert Demo is now available!

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Hello Villagers! I'm very excited to announce that the latest Village Monsters demo – code named Summer Sherbert – has been released.

Building a Village, 07/20/2018 – Words Words Words

Building a Village, 07/20/2018 – Words Words Words

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I’ve got big news to share! The next demo of Village Monsters – code name Summer Sherbet – is coming out on July 30th. And for the first time since...

Building a Village, 07/11/2018 – Invading Privacy

Building a Village, 07/11/2018 – Invading Privacy

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Hello Villagers! Welcome to another (slightly late) weekly developer diary of Village Monsters! Another productive week is under the belt and we’ve...

Building a Village, 07/01/2018 – Fishtincts

Building a Village, 07/01/2018 – Fishtincts

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Welcome to another weekly developer diary of Village Monsters. It’s been a productive week over here at Village Monsters HQ. Maybe it’s because my...

Building a Village, 06/22/2018 – New / Improved

Building a Village, 06/22/2018 – New / Improved

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It’s a partly sunny / partly cloudy day here at Village Monsters HQ, and it’s perfect weather to reflect back on a productive week of work. I’m...

Building a Village – 06/17/2018 - New Furnishings

Building a Village – 06/17/2018 - New Furnishings

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The days are getting longer and hotter here at Village Monsters HQ, and that makes it easy to tell I’m a game developer: all I want to do is spend my...

Building a Village – 05/28/2018

Building a Village – 05/28/2018

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The latest Village Monsters dev log is up! In today's update I discuss walls of text, Zelda-style item usage, and reveal more details about the end of...

Building a Village – 05/06/2018 - Dialogue Deck

Building a Village – 05/06/2018 - Dialogue Deck

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Dialogue is an important aspect of many games, but it can also kill your immersion when it becomes too repetitious or predictable. In this article I discuss...

Building a Village, February 2018

Building a Village, February 2018

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Development of Village Monsters has really hit its stride in these early days of 2018. January was perhaps the most productive month of my entire life...

One Week Left to back Village Monsters on Kickstarter!

One Week Left to back Village Monsters on Kickstarter!

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The Village Monsters Kickstarter ends in just one week. Time is running out to support the project and nab an exclusive Kickstarter reward!

Another New Demo as Kickstarter Reaches Halfway Point

Another New Demo as Kickstarter Reaches Halfway Point

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Another new demo with more bugfixes and features has been released as the Kickstarter crests the halfway point.

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

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

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I seriously cannot believe it’s only been a week since I launched the Village Monsters Kickstarter. It’s been a tremendous experience, and though...

Village Monsters has launched on Kickstarter!

Village Monsters has launched on Kickstarter!

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Well, today’s the big day! The Village Monsters Kickstarter has gone live, and you can start backing it right away. Nearly 9 months to the day I quit...

Kickstarter, Cooking, and Quests: It’s the VMD3 for September 10th

Kickstarter, Cooking, and Quests: It’s the VMD3 for September 10th

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I want to thank all the people who took the time to share feedback! You are making Village Monsters a better game. You can expect another release tomorrow...

No Time!: It’s the VMD3 for September 3rd

No Time!: It’s the VMD3 for September 3rd

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As 'promised', this week's edition of the VMD3 is late, and it'll be quite brief. I'm keeping descriptions to a minimum and instead focusing of a screenshot...

Kickstarter, New Village Construction, and a Dynamic Camera: It’s the VMD3 for August 28th

Kickstarter, New Village Construction, and a Dynamic Camera: It’s the VMD3 for August 28th

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Today’s update is both late and briefer than usual, but I hope i have a good excuse: with PAX being this week and the Alpha 1 release next week, I’m...

Seasons, Village Changes, and the Compendium: It’s the VMD3 for August 20th

Seasons, Village Changes, and the Compendium: It’s the VMD3 for August 20th

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This edition is an extra-large one. I typically try to pick out the 3 most important things I worked on to share, but I was a real whirling dervish of...

Beaches, Ruins, and UI Improvements: It’s the VMD3 for August 13th

Beaches, Ruins, and UI Improvements: It’s the VMD3 for August 13th

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It’s the weekend, and that means another edition of the Village Monsters Dev Diary Digest (VMD3) There is now less than a month to go until the version...

Pets, Hail, and UI Improvements: It’s the VMD3 for August 6th

Pets, Hail, and UI Improvements: It’s the VMD3 for August 6th

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It's the weekend, and that means another edition of the Village Monsters Dev Diary Digest (VMD3)!

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