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 (537 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

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
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
It was fun! ...For the first run or two.

Well that was upsetting. Monster Loves You! is a text, choose-your-own-adventure game where you start your life out as a newborn baby monster and you live your life up until your return to the slime vat pool or until you finish the game as an elder who transcended above death to decide what ulitimately happens between the humans and monsters when the inevitable conflict happens.

You have 5 personality traits, Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, and Kindness. You gain and use your traits to your advantage in situations that require them. This would be awesome if there was actually more situations that required that. Because more or less everything you do it a sure thing. It's pretty obvious if you're going to lose something or gain something from most interactions. I'll continue that shortly.

You use these personality traits to your advantage to gain respect from other elders and monsters so you may be respected enough as an individual to transcend into becoming an elder on the day you are supposed to die. Then once you are an Elder, you must work to either build or sabotage human and monster relations in the coming days before the conflict of humans and monsters. It is this point I believe the story ends with the effort you put into this before the conflict.

Everything about this game was really cool except that this game doesn't vary or switch up the story at all. By my second playthrough I already knew pathes and things I needed to say to reap the most (xyz) out of that "adventure" So I could get my stats high or close to maxed out as possible while getting tons of respect from the elders. I was hoping that after each death it'd be like a new life with new characters and new adventures. But I kept seeing the same thing over and over again already and it got really tedious and simply not fun. It immediately became apparent that i'd just start grinding to get medals for achievements. I don't care so much about the medals. It's nice to see new endings. But that's not the point of a game like Monster Love You! or at least shouldn't be circled around what the ending is going to be. The meat and soul of the game which is the time spent in each life stage is where you're spending most and pretty much all over your time as opposed to the scripted age-transistion stages. It was like I had a really amazing, fan-friggin-tastic sandwich, and in two playthroughs I felt like I was eating the same sandwich for months. I was so sick of it.

Contining on that point is that you get really familiar with each adventure pretty easily, they're very distinct and memorable most of them. And the options listed make it very obvious which choice is going to get you the most points and the good stuff.
I was rolling honesty and kindness monster path and I knew the pathes so well and understood where I could get good chalk-free in two playthroughs I already knew where I could build ferocity without consequence. I had kindness and cleverness maxed, I had honesty about 86% up there and I had roughly 69% ferocity. I shouldn't be able to get my ferocity stat so high rolling honesty and kindness. Cleverness was just so easy to pick up. It made it super-easy to bend end game to my will because I had such high stats overall I could make the story anything I wanted it to be. Therefore there was really no reason to keep playing the game. Because in two playthroughs I could understand the routes I need to take to get the most (xyz) and how to get the medals and other things.

It as a really fun game my first two runs. After that, it just simply wasn't fun. Definitely wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I expected much more out of it after reading such nice reviews.

Also continuing, from what i've heard in the game, sounds like the game has only 3 soundtracks in it. And that's just a big no-no. The art directive is okay. They could've worked harder in a lot of areas, but whatever. The humor in this game is great. But it's not funny after you read it the first time.

Regardless, Monster Loves You! is a nice and funny and enjoyable game. But after the second playthrough or third, you realize you're just doing the same thing again and it's not fun. I was really hoping that my deaths in the game would have an influence on my next life (which I read this in a review, this was a lie or a fabrication of their beliefs of what's going on in the game) But it doesn't and that's when I realized I was going to just be doing the same thing over and over again.

Overall, this game wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I bought it for about 4 dollars and I personally just wouldn't really recommend it at all to be honest. As I said, it's fun and it's nice. But I personally think you should keep that money for something nicer that pops up on the steam store or in a steam sale that you'd rather grab.

Anyway, thank you for reading my review. I hope it helped you in your decision to purchase this game or not, have a good day.
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7 of 7 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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7 of 7 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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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Charming and funny! A pleasant surprise.
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5 of 5 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
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
A charming little "choose your own adventure" game with quite a few different endings! Nice art design and a unique story.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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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
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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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
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
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
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
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
well, i have just managed to get the last achievement (thanks to cthulhugirl00!), so that means i should probably do a review. i had not noticed this title, but a friend gave it to me as a present (thanks soliloqui!). i am pleased she did as it is a fun title with a fun story line. you play the role of a little monster as you guide her through life. starting small, you interract with the other monsters gaining attributes like kindness or ferocity or bravery. you can also try to win respekt from other monsters and gain influence over them.

the game is a strage cross between a visual novel and a choose-your-own-adventure book. it is not particularly deep, but is good fun nonetheless and you can come back to it and work through all the little episodes quite nicely. i think it would be great to play with children. if this style of game appeals generally, then i can give it a recommendation for you.

p.s. one thing that you might find useful is that you can use the keys 1,2,3... on the main keyboard to select options. i found that more useful than clicking with the mouse.
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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
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Monster Loves You! is a cute choose your own adventure game. You are a newborn monster and you have to develop a few skills that may help you later in the game. You can do that by choosing an adventure, and make the choices that you would like to do.
You grow older, and there are many more adventures to follow. Will the other monsters respect you? And how do humans view monsters and visa versa? You can decide that with your own behaviour in the stories.

The game is not very long, I think you can complete one story in 45 minutes. Luckily, the game has a high replayability due to the multiple endings. The stories where you can choose from are amusing to read.
The artstyle looks cartoony and I think it looks very cute as well. The slow paced music fits the game perfectly, because it is a cute but relaxing tune.

I would recommend to buy this game in a sale. It is a good game if you want to take a break from all the fastpaced games.

My rating for this game: 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
The monster talks
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