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 (545 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - Raise a monster in this cute choose-your-own-adventure / tamagotchi hybrid."
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
'Monster Loves You!' falls into a very unique category: It's essentially a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' game; an interactive book.

It is entirely meditative: you direct the flow of your monster through various events and stages of life and enjoy the colourful illustrations and caricatures. The prompts and narratives have a sense of humour all their own and it makes for a delightful read. My only complaint might be that there are so few pieces of music in the game and they feel droning after a few plays.

On the whole, though, it does well with a morning cup of coffee and a friend in chat. Go on, give it a try. At the very least, it's a refreshing new take on what games can be.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
I wish this game had more options and was a bit longer, but it is still fun. It's light and fluffy, perfect for when you want to play something yet check out. It's fun and cute. It's also delighfully funny.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
This game is adorable. If you want a game to relax with, look no further.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Fun little reading game, no real game play and fairly straight forward but an interesting way of building your own story via decisions and good looking graphics. It's a bit pricey for what it is, but absolutely worth getting on sale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
What an adorable little game! Monster Loves You is a "Build Your Adventure" casual game. I had fun trying to unlock the different endings and to grow my little monsterling to an Elder who may lead Monsters to peace or war with Humans (Or having him become a neurosurgeon). Or, to have my monster sacrifice himself to help create future monsters with his best attributes. The artwork is colorful, lovely, and charming, reminding me of picture books that I read at a young age. The music is quirky and fits with the game quite well. Gameplay wise, it can be a bit tedious to unlock every ending, however, it's a great game to pick up casually. In addition, this would be a great game to play with your family, adults and children alike.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I have no words to descibe how amazing this game is. The simplicty in it may induce you into error, but for me this game has brought the utmost joy and fun!
Monster loves you! is a simplistic point-and-click game that aims to let you develop a (cute) monster of your own. The game is designed in a quite cute, near adorable way and most of the controls are rather smooth. I got annoyed by the music a little, since it consists of one loop per area and these loops are rather short. Aside from that its design is very enjoyable. To increase replayability the game has "medals" that are tied to achievements one-to-one. While I do like achievements very much, for me, the game lost further points because of these. Most of these medals/achievements are rather simple, but at the same time not necessarily interesting. The final two, again for me, took some time and finally guides, because there are basically no hints whatsoever how to get these. This lead to a frustrating repetition of the same choices, which in turn reflected badly on the whole game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Nice                                               AESTHETIC: Basic
MEMORABILITY: Alright                            WORTH: Big Discount

PROS: Unique story with a lot of safe, spoon-fed lore appropriate for most audiences. Cartoony feel that is not common with this text adventure style game, though a welcome addition to the genre. Lots of different paths and endings available to tour.

CONS: Virtually no challenge. Graphics feel a bit over-used and stock. Writing is a little childish at times.

OVERALL: This game is cute, I enjoyed playing through it. I'm sure if this team took on more adult themes in their next text-based adventure project, it would go wonderfully. I highly question the price tag of 10 USD or why you would ever want a three-pack, however.

                                                    
SCORE: 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Adorable visual novel about being a monster. You can broker peace with humans, or elect to seed even more discontent between humans and monsters. The visuals and soundtrack are both excellent too! There are quite a few adventures to be had; although even playing just twice has shown me a few duplicates, all the adventures have multiple outcomes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
It's more a textual game than anything- so yeah if you love reading you'll find this alright.

- there isn't much going on in terms of a visual aspect, you just get similar reactions/images through the game over and over again.

music can become highly repetitive but it doesn't mean it's bad. Its mostly ambience.

You'll be trying to achieve all the endings - which is about 10 or so... So you're going to basically go through the same basic process over and over again- like for about- 10 times or even more times assuming you might get one repeated ending on acicdent. So after the second trial i was basically breezing through without even reading a good portion of the time excluding the answers I'd assume would give me a specific benefit i was looking for.

The games story is a bit childish- yeah. But it's pretty charming and a decent time-passer.

Pretty sure if you let a kid play this they'd enjoy it unless they have dyslexia or some sh!t like that.

I wouldn't get it on full price- though. Kind of not worth it if that's the case.

Overall- it's fokin lil cute baby game, perfect for a man-baby like me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Cute, simplistic, and casual. A good game to unwind with!

Monster Loves You! is a short choose-your-own-adventure game. Each achievement here are the different endings possible in the game. The story is easy to follow and guess since the choices and stat system are simple, at best. The story was written in good jest, so don't expect anything heavy or deep. Afterall, you're naught but a monster.

PS: This is great to play with with children. My nieces enjoyed it with my lively storybook-telling voice on top of the cute pictures.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
it's a fun and simple storybased game deciding the fate between both monsters and humans as a monster yourself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
As the write up states - it's a choose your own adventure.

The game have basically five phases (birth, child, adolescent, adult, elder). Each phase has "mini adventures" from which to choose and then options within the adventures. The choices drive your "personality"

Good - the little adventures are amusing and there's a semi randomness to what gets offered as a selection in each phase that lends to some replayability. There are 14 possible outcomes for the end game. It takes about 10-15 hours of game play to achieve all 14 outcomes.

My criticism is with the choices lacking materiality on the final outcome. The choices cause the trait percentages to vary. Basically you get about 30 or so choices and find they lead to one final choice yielding your outcome - you could choose the same 30 adventures/same choices every play through, get to 80% in every trait and about 70% in respect. (not that you'd do that, but you could and it would not restrict final outcome overly much at all other than neurosurgeon and modest legacy).

Basically the choices at birth/child/teen just arent material enough. They should cause the final outcomes to be far more restrictve and potentially open up new content. Instead all forks in the path lead to what is effectively a common point.

My second criticism would be the elder phase - the choices are mundane - one choice will pretty much cause How monsters/humans view one another to go up and the other cause it to go down. The phase is akin to clicking "help" or "sabotage" buttons 15 times in a row. The adventures themselves were creative but the choice selections and how they cause ""your own adventure" to evolve in my view lacked creativity.

Summary - The mini adventures are quite amusing but other aspects of the game are lacking.

For 2-3$ and the replayability of seeing how each choice affects your traits it gets a borderline thumbs up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
A fun quick game! If you like monsters and multiple endings, play this!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I really loved this game because I love most things that are cute and fun and good. I’d have to say that this is something that is definitely Good and puts positive vibes in the universe. Not only is it well-written and funny, but the art is great and complements the story really well.

This is a great game for children, or grown up people like me who don’t care about anything. Gift this to all your hardcore gamer friends and watch as they uncomfortably try to pretend they’re grateful. It’s a good game though and it deserves to be played.

My only complaint is that there’s not enough. There are 12 different endings and I wanted to get them all, but eventually it was just me going through the same prompts over and over and over trying to get different results. It got a little boring. But the endings are cool and unique, so I imagine if they just added more prompts in, everything would be gravy. Maybe there’s some DLC that I didn’t look for because I don’t care enough.

Oh, there is one more element to the game that I completely forgot about, and that’s Respect. Certain answers to prompts will gain you some respect amongst your fellow monsters, and having a lot of respect will help you in your quest for particular endings. Respect was much harder for me to figure out than the personality traits, because the respect of monsters seems entirely arbitrary and mostly based on nothing that I understand at all.

As far as games go, this one was much better than spiders could ever be. I give it a WHOOP WHOOP out of 28.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
I really enjoyed Monster Loves You!, even though it's rather short. The plot is a great idea and rather different from conventional tales about monsters, the artwork ist great, most of the events are very amusing and the fact that you get a lot of different endings makes for at least some replay value. If you like text-based find-your-own-ending games, try this out!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Monsters love you is a little casual indie game. The game is simple with a little luck factor and a lot of decision based quests. The whole game is based on going through quests in which you make choices and watch your monster develop. There are about 10 different endings. You can run through the whole game in around 30 to 60 minutes depending on your choices in quests. This game is great for a chill while you’re waiting for something and I think it would be really popular if it was for mobile or tablets but since we are reviewing PC version it can’t get more than 5/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Monster loves you is an entertaining story based game with some humour in it. It is a really short game, but because it has many different endings it has replay value. Especially if you wait a few weeks between play throughs, it is fun to try to get a different ending.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Aww thanks Monster, I love you too!

A charming choose your own adventure game in a world with monsters. The best fun is reading about how your monster turns out after making lots of right (and wrong) decisions. Really fun game and I hope people enjoy it as much as I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
If you like Choose Your Own Adventures or dark children's stories and especially if you like both, then this game comes highly recommended. I'm just barely halfway discovering the possible end scenarios, and I want to explore them all.

After multiple playthroughs, the number of adventure situations begins to feel repetetive, but certainly not the ways of dealing with them. (It's definitely less tedious than grinding in another style of game.)

The storybook art is charming enough. The flavor of the story makes it accessible even for relatively younger players, in spite of the considerable descriptive violence.

TL;DR - I love Monster Loves You!
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