Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans. You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (402 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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September 2

Major update!

  • Added Mac OS X support
  • 30 new adventures: Do Gritmitten or Balfog get to keep the cat? Or does each of them get half? What do you do with a desiccated skeleton? And what happens when that grizzly bear you've been tracking turns out to be a real, live Human?

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About This Game

Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans.

You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children. As a Monster, you pop up in the most interesting places — what do you do when three angry bears discover a young child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down that woman with the red cloak?

As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? Do you come clean about that fungus your friends ate (+1 Honesty) or cover for them (+1 Bravery)? As a youth, your choices determine your personality.

But all youngins must grow up. Monsters and Humans have been at odds for centuries, and there are Human villages on the other side of the enchanted woods. When Human children get lost in those dark and winding thickets, do you terrorize them for fun (+1 Ferocity)? Do you help return them to Human civilization to prove that not all Monsters are to be feared and hated (+1 Kindness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras — a Monster delicacy? All this, to the backdrop of increasing tensions between Monster- and Humankind.

Key features:

  • Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
  • Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs.
  • Encounter different adventures each time you play, with a dozen or so possible endings.
  • Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That's value!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c capable
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
you loves monster
Posted: September 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Just like reading a really boring book ...
Posted: October 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
great game :). if you are good with english i am sure you will like it... you are monster and you decide your life :).
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Kinda boring.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Cute graphics, funny story. Rather entertaining, although very short (one play-through around 20-30 minutes).
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
The game has a really cute setting and music. However, the gameplay is limited to choices and choices only. There is nothing else for you to do except click and read and click and read. If that sounds repetitive to you, then do not buy the game. But if you're looking for a game that has a silly story and are looking to be entertained for about an hour or so then it's worth it.
Posted: September 27
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1.9 hrs on record
It's a cute decision tree that's perfect as a distraction, a casual group misadventure, or as something to enjoy with the younger crowd. Not quite worth the full price unless it's really your thing, but a fun splurge when it's on sale.
Posted: September 26
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2.5 hrs on record
One of those choose-your-own adventure games simliar to The Yawhg. The lack of emotional depth, mysteries, or twists in the narratives however, make this game just an exercise in collecting endings.
Posted: October 20
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21.2 hrs on record
This game does provide to me an admiration. First, this game is a simple and cute. Colorful backgrounds and harmonious soundtrack made a relaxed atmosphere. Definitely, I am starting become to insane after hundreds repeating the same melody (more than twenty hours had played).
Second, game contains a several idioms and many kinds of synonyms, what was helpful to improve my English vocabulary. I have been started learning English only last few months, but this game was a comfortable ground to do it.
And last, I recommended this game for all who had same aims as me (expanding vocabulary). Other way, this game might be more interesting for kids instead of adults.
Anyway, my greetings to developers for their work!
Posted: October 17
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6.0 hrs on record
Monster Loves You! is a casual, text based, Create-Your-Own adventure game.

You are a monster, living in a monster town. You begin as a tiny monsterling, and grow as the game progresses. Through childhood, into adulthood, and possibly even as a monster elder, you must make choices. Each choice alters your monster in some way, and lead up to several different endings based on how you choose to play. The writing is humorous at times, with you having to decide between truth or lies, fight or flight, and occasionally whether to help someone out...or just eat them and be done with it. The art style is something out of a toddler's story book, which fits surprisingly well with the game's design; and the story itself isn't very long, which makes it a great time filler.

The game is simple, easy to pick up, and family friendly. However if you don't enjoy point and click games, or the Create-Your-Own adventure style, then this probably isn't the game for you. Overall I enjoyed the time I spent on it, and can see me coming back to it to kill time.
Posted: October 21
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1.9 hrs on record
Liked this game a lot. Dejobaan Bebop was my favourite game as a child !
Posted: October 8
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0.8 hrs on record
A fun game
Posted: October 11
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8.8 hrs on record
Monster Loves You! is a decision based adventure game which is best described if you remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure Books from around the 80's, where you had a story written down in this book and once in a while you have a choice to make that leads you to different pages and different continuation of the storyline. But Back to the Here and Now.

Gameplay

The Gameplay is more like a classic text adventure. Much to read and at the end you get a collection of things your character can do. For better visualisation you have beautiful handdrawn background, depending on your current location. To make every choice in this game more worthwhile (and to compansate the missing feature of running around in the world and exchanging things for something you could actually use on your adventure) there is a little stats-based system build into it. Nothing much, it keeps track of various characteristica that change depending on the decisions you make. And it actually doesn't do anything else in the game, it's only needed at the end to calculate which ending you will receive, which can range from tragic to hilarious, if you play your cards right. But more of that later.

Story

You start your adventure in a giant green pool of goo. Soon you will grow arms, and legs, and wings? Maybe. You can help those little things around you, or just eat them. And when you have grown strong enough you will embark from the slimy goo, seeing the light of the sun for the first time, and begin your new life as a little Monsterling.
The Story follows you through your life from a little monsterling to your adulthood and eventually your death (and even beyond if you meet certain criteria). In every life stage you receive a collection of adventures you can go on, each one takes a day from your clock until it's time to grow up. But careful here. You have more adventures than days, so you can't take on all of them, the adventures are only presented as icons, and many adventures share the same icon. So you can only guess what you will encounter there. This system will go through all 3 life stages. As little monsterling you learn the ropes of being a monster and rarely leave you broodchamber. During your childhood / Teenager times you learn something about the outside world and how dangerous and fascinating humans can be. Those humans should be on a modern day level. Your adulthood begins with an initiation rite to determine what kind of task you will do in the monsterworld. It's calculated from the stats you build up in your life, but doesn't add anything to your further adventure. You just live your life and do tasks inside and outside of the monster settlement. At the End it's time for you to return to the pool of goo you came from and pass on your memories to the monsters of the next generation. Or, if you did something right with your life, you may receive an oppurtunity to become an elder and just maybe doing some great deeds out there.

Conclusion

What you can expect from Monster Loves You! is a fairytale like adventure game which let you see such stories from quite a different perspective. And maybe you encounter characters like Puss in Boots, or Hänsel and Gretel. The Art is exceptionally well made and the fact that each playthrough will have different adventures and outcomes you gain a certain replaybility. So give it a try and choose your own little twisted fairytale.


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Posted: September 24
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1.6 hrs on record
Really super cute "choose your own adventure" kind of game!! It offers a variety of goals that you should aim for on each of the different playthroughs! It has the same basic storyline (you're born, you grow up, you're an adult, you die), but because you get to choose which scenarios you want to partake in in each stage of your life, it adds to the replayability.
Posted: October 2
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0.4 hrs on record
A cute little interactive game, thats really it! Thats all i have to say...BUY IT... if you want
Posted: October 11
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
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7.2 hrs on record
Fun for a playthrough or three. Quirky and fun. 7.5/10
Posted: October 5
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102 of 112 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
I think i should write at least a short thing about this game, because it truly deserves it =)

Its a kind of "Build your Adventure" story game in which you raise your own monsterling from birth to adulthood. It involves quite some good reading and humor. The game gives you lots of choices, like "save the monsterling - or eat it", which in progress develop your character and the storyline.

Besides the many small story bits, its not overly complex, but its very entertaining.

The Achievements are fun to hunt down and you will need to play through the game several times to get them all. Generally the game has plenty of replayability with its varied small stories, so that is not too much of an issue. I played it several times over and still find new ones. A playthrough shouldn't take more than an hour i guess, maybe less.

If i had to criticize something, then its probably that its not very long, but i guess that's the way the game was designed, its not meant to be a complex long thing, more something easy to play in between.

And i would have loved to be able to design the looks my own monsterling, sadly the game doesn't give that option, i think its random how your monster will look like.

Technically the game is solid, no bugs or anything that i would have to mention.
Also i totally dig the artstyle, but thats personal preference =)

It also has the best emoticons, so thanks for that.
( :hee::ooh::hmm::blech::grr: - they dont work in this Review post )

Conclusion: This is a very fun small charming game worth to be played =)
Posted: September 2
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Very cute game, fun and entertaining with replay value. It is a decision based game, and there isn't much action. However, the story does play out with significant changes based upon the decisions you make.
Posted: June 21
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
It's a really nice litte game to pass your time and do things, you can't do on a normal day (like eating everything that doesn't run fast enough...) As for me, I'm having a hard time to be the bad guy... So the farious endings became a bit limited. Usally I start out fine, being angry, beating other monsterlings... but then... I end up helping the others *sigh* but it's still a lot of fun! I'm planing to play it with a friend, who can stop me from beeing nice. The grafic ist cute and colourfull, it runs very smooth, even on my old machine and in windowed mode. It really makes me smile to meet the well known personas from the fairytales... although eating little red riding hood ist like killing the last bit of childhood. But she was tasty!
Long story short: buy it, play it, have fun! If you aren't a bitter, angry, progress-orientated, goal-reaching-by-any-means-person, there is a high chance you will like this game. Who wouldn't be a Monster??
Posted: July 1
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