Set out on a cross-country journey to win back the love of your life and endure the hardship of making story-defining choices that affect your life and the lives of those around you.
User reviews:
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Mixed (13 reviews) - 69% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,073 reviews) - 81% of the 1,073 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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April 14

New Video: Will O'Neill on Writing

Greetings Vagabonds,
There's a new video on the YouTube channel today.
It features indie game and narrative maven, Will O'Neill.
https://youtu.be/0e70i9r8hvI
For those of you who aren't familiar with the man, Will O'Neill is another Toronto-born-RPG-Making-wordsmith who broke onto the scene circa PAX East 2014. He's been slinging verbs and sharpening adjectives across the industry ever since.

We are very fortunate to have him join Vagabond Dog as an Associate Writer to help develop an extensive series of unique vignette sequences that help define and expand the profiles of our bus friend characters in Sometimes Always Monsters. There's been one written for every possible pairing in the game, centralized on how the characters experience each other outside the purview of your influence.

Some other games Will has written for:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/288040/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/350970/

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April 8

Vagabond Dog - Game, Play, Loops

Hello Vagabonds,
We said there'd be more, and there's more.

Another new video's been posted to our YouTube channel, this time with a micro-fraction of gameplay footage buried deep within a lot of pointless talking. If you're patient and listen to the silly people ramble, you might get a glimpse at what you actually came here for.

https://youtu.be/NbVZ2suSdsc
Still haven't had enough of our nonsense?
Well, okay.

See you again soon!

Vagabond Dog

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Reviews

“Always Sometimes Monsters deals in chaos and quantum theories – in every second of our lives, we make choices that forever impact our timelines going forward, dictating whether we keep or lose friends, maintain a job or succeed in our goals. We are the masters of our destinies, Always Sometimes Monsters says – but we can't control other people's lives. That's where it gets tricky.”
4/5 – Joystiq

“It's an earnest look at life under tough economic pressure, at love when things don't go according to plan and at a creative career during its shittiest lows. It has a lot to say, and importantly, it speaks from the heart.”
8/10 – Polygon

“Always Sometimes Monsters isn't the first game to get clever with morality. It's not the first game that's had a few grey areas. It also isn't about either of those. It's about perspective. It's about empathy. It's about who we are and why we do what we do. That narrative is one of contradiction and hypocrisy, because that's what real people are about.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game



Out of money and out of luck you find yourself heart broken and on the verge of collapse. Your landlord's taken the key back, you can't finish your manuscript, and your beloved is marrying someone else. With no choice but to handle whatever life throws at you, you set out on the open road on a mission to win back the love of your life. The story from there is up to you. Can your life be salvaged, or are we always sometimes monsters?

Choice
A story-driven experience focusing on relationships and emotional bonds rather than traditional RPG combat and adventuring. Indecision is your enemy and empathy is your weapon in a quest to earn one last chance to win back the love of your life.

Circumstance
Choose from characters of different gender, race, and sexual preference and live through the common experiences and unique hardships of each based on your selection. NPCs may treat you differently based on your gender, race, or sexual preference opening and closing different paths along the way.

Consequence
Each playthrough is filled with a staggering number of diverging paths that can be discovered through both overt actions and subtle choices in conversation. The journey you experience will be tailored to your personal ethical compass as your decisions both conscious and subconscious change your fate.



Download the original Always Sometimes Monsters soundtrack by LASER DESTROYER TEAM featuring 15 remastered tracks from the game. Available on Bandcamp.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 x 768 desktop resolution or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: No Steam Overlay Support
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam Achievements not supported, Steam Overlay enabled
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam Achievements not supported
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