Moonlight is a short game, about a little character named Kinubo and his quest to the moon! Kinubo finds himself in a new village while looking for help on his quest, but most don't accept his presence. The characters here are a very tight bunch, and they don't take kindly to strangers!
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Release Date: Feb 5, 2016

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April 12

Interesting and Intentional Bugs, and Update 1.0.4 Live!

Moonlight update 1.0.4 is live. This update is rather small as it mainly addresses a few bugs and tweaks. It does however have two new music tracks within the jukebox on the main menu, in preparation for something special. So before I get to this update's highlights, let's discuss ... interesting and intentional bugs.

I've made it no secret ... that Moonlight has secrets. There are goofy little signs that don't seem to make sense at first, there are doors that are locked, there is a cryptic message from an alien, and there is even a sign that clearly states the following ...

"The code for this door, is broke you see."
"I meant to fix it, but I really lacked sleep."
"I typed a two, it should have been a three."
"I’m just gonna leave it, please forgive me."

Now, since most of you following the game have most likely completed it, then you would know that this sign was written by the Master. It’s an intentional bug, and the door is indeed broken ... for now! As I was trying to explain above, I never had intentions to leave Moonlight as it is, I put all sorts of hidden stuff in the game. Some players have caught on to some of it, but most of it has probably been given the blind eye of confusion. There is also a character of certain interest and that is Inferno. I've received plenty of emails, and or questions about him. Why is he there, why does he not appear at the end of the game, why is he "The Lumpo of Fire"?

There will be an update to Moonlight within the future, expanding a bit on Inferno. There are some completely new areas, new Lumpos, and even some new mechanics to the game. Now Inferno's story will not be out in the open for everyone. As a matter of fact, this content will be for those players who really want more, and are not afraid to experiment. Most players will complete Moonlight as it is, and I'm ok with that. I mentioned a specific sign above, and it will be the key to this new adventure. So I hope I intrigued you a bit. You're going to want to be looking for update 1.1.0. It's a ways off since it adds quite a bit to the game, but it will be coming. Here is a very early preview, the art is very subject to change, as it's just the rough concept.



Back to this current update! The main highlights of update 1.0.4 are as follows.

  • The default vertex mode has been changed to normal due to graphical glitches on integrated video cards.
  • A bug was fixed where you could still pick up nuts for Buko after beginning Lanuno’s quest.
  • The jukebox now displays the correct input information.
  • Two new music tracks have been added to the jukebox in preparation for … something.

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April 1

It's Official

Hey folks! After some deliberation, and some perusing through various reviews, and a couple other sources, I've dropped the price of Moonlight to $2.99. Let's discuss why.

The price drop makes the game more accessible to those that want it on Steam, and that is the main reason I chose to do it. However, the game is also short. I understand if a few folks get pissed off about it, especially those that may have recently purchased the game at $4.99. I'm fully responsible, fire away.

The original price did have intent though. There was a plan to do some sort of expansion within the current game. If you questioned those locked doors, or deciphered the Alien's text, then you may have had suspicions.

Now though, it's time for me to really question what I want to do next. Thank you all so much, for your support, and patience! I'm still very new to this whole Steam game :)

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Reviews

“Moonlight, by indie game developer MonkeyMaw, isn’t on everyone’s lips but it is a game that deserves to be.”
Walawala Games

“A gem among the rubble. A game which although brief, leaves a big impression.”
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About This Game

Moonlight is a short game, about a little character named Kinubo and his quest to the moon! Kinubo finds himself in a new village while looking for help on his quest, but most don't accept his presence. The characters here are a very tight bunch, and they don't take kindly to strangers! You must earn their acceptance, and the only way you'll ever make it to the moon, is to win them over one by one!

Features

  • A peaceful and atmospheric environment!
  • A relaxing and beautiful soundtrack by Julio Kladniew!
  • A lighthearted and interesting story.
  • A smooth and fluid platforming engine, with bouncy mushrooms and bubbles!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Any modern processor clocked at 1.66 GHz and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any modern graphics cards with 512 MB of VRAM and above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 28 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Any XInput compatible device is required for controller support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Any modern processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any modern graphics cards with 1 GB of VRAM and above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 28 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Any XInput compatible device is required for controller support
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needleboop
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Super cute game! Although short, the ending
and gameplay is super satisfying. (And
besides, there HAS to be a sequel!)
Either way, I hope more people discover
this indie gem and fall in love with it just
like I did.
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Dharma95
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
As other reviewers said, it's a rather short game, but I enjoyed every second of it. Really cute, relaxing and sometimes funny. Soundtrack is great too. Very good game overall!
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Nanaya Jacob
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
It's cute, short, relaxing, game with a great soundtrack.
It's cute that you get the feels in this game.
It's a great game, platform wise, and playing wise. A good recommendation to those who like platformers, great soundtracks, or cute things in general.
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ekku ♥ mousesports
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
For real it's very funny and awesome short game. Big thanks to developer. :)))))))))))))))
sadly that i can't go from Moon to Earth back.
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jolex
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
Classic arcade gameplay with very nice cute little story - relaxing.
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「𝓥𝓸𝔁.𝓛𝓾𝓷𝓪」
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 5
I did not play this game for a quite long time but I can say this game is very beautiful for those into platform gaming. The music is well done, I really enjoy the tunes and the gameplay itself. Although I consider people to actually use a controller because I tried WASD, And it did not reconize my keyboard then i slapped a controller in their and it decided to work. Also if you're into 2d games this should be a cheap pick for you, Im not much of a 2D Gamer but this game is rather unqiue in its own way.

9/10
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May
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 30
I absolutely ADORE this game. It is beautiful, tranquil, serene, and just downright stunning. Wonderful music that sets the mood for the entire game. It has a great layout, and mechanics to go along with it. As well as a character to root for. In the end, it really makes you feel good. I have already played this game several times. I want more!! <3 I hope there is a sequel. (Hint hint..) ♥
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non.horation
1.6 hrs
Posted: July 19
Moonlight is a short, cute platformer with a great soundtrack. It is super chill and forgiving, so it's pretty relaxing to play. Nothing too deep, your little fluffy dude is exchanging favors for hats so that he can do favors for even more important people and get even better hats, with an end goal of getting an important enough hat to be able to speak to someone who can help him get to the moon.

It took me about an hour to complete, but I was really charmed by the time I spent with it, so I'm recommending.
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Jeremiah
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 19
Moonlight is casual platformer game that likely has about 2 hours total of gameplay if you play somewhat quickly. If you are like me and you speedrun games and complete them very quickly it will likely be closer to 1 hour of playtime. For reference I was able to get all of the game's achievments and beat the game twice in 1.1 hours of gameplay.

Overall it is an entertaining game with a good storyline, rpg style gathering quests, moderate platforming, gorgeoues game art, and a phenomenal soundtrack.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
As other reviewers said, it's a rather short game, but I enjoyed every second of it. Really cute, relaxing and sometimes funny. Soundtrack is great too. Very good game overall!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Super cute game! Although short, the ending
and gameplay is super satisfying. (And
besides, there HAS to be a sequel!)
Either way, I hope more people discover
this indie gem and fall in love with it just
like I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I absolutely ADORE this game. It is beautiful, tranquil, serene, and just downright stunning. Wonderful music that sets the mood for the entire game. It has a great layout, and mechanics to go along with it. As well as a character to root for. In the end, it really makes you feel good. I have already played this game several times. I want more!! <3 I hope there is a sequel. (Hint hint..) ♥
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I did not play this game for a quite long time but I can say this game is very beautiful for those into platform gaming. The music is well done, I really enjoy the tunes and the gameplay itself. Although I consider people to actually use a controller because I tried WASD, And it did not reconize my keyboard then i slapped a controller in their and it decided to work. Also if you're into 2d games this should be a cheap pick for you, Im not much of a 2D Gamer but this game is rather unqiue in its own way.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Classic arcade gameplay with very nice cute little story - relaxing.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
For real it's very funny and awesome short game. Big thanks to developer. :)))))))))))))))
sadly that i can't go from Moon to Earth back.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
One-Sentence Summary
This sidescrolling non-combat adventure game is a beautifully made one hour vignette that is highly endearing, whimsical, and at moments quite touching.

Strengths:
+ Beautiful atmosphere, artwork, soundtrack, writing
+ Concisely explored themes of friendship & camaraderie
+ A testament that games can be short and still feel complete
+ Fun and interesting meta narrative elements
+ Unique HATS that grant special powers and popularity!

Weaknesses:
- Controls can feel slightly lagged/stiff at times
- the.kuribo ≠ the.kinubo

Final Thoughts:
This is a wonderful game that comes together very well in a concise, yet fully realized and beautifully atmospheric world. The writing is not verbose, yet it still manages to convey themes that many games with much higher budgets and longer playtimes struggle to do. This is a game that I think would capture the imagination of both young and old, and I fully intend to have my young children play through this game as the writing is simple enough that they can understand it while also picking up some of the positive thematic messages on friendship, tenacity, and achieving one's dreams through the help of others. My hats off to MonkeyMaw Games for creating this, I highly recommend Moonlight to all!
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Cute little combat free platformer where you are simply trying to find a way to the moon with the help of a bunch of hat loving little critters. The controls were decent, the graphics were perfect for what this game brings to the table, the puzzles were casual, and overall, it was just a charming little hour long adventure. As such though, I wont really go into great detail about the story, but it's worth playing.

Id give it 7.5 rockets shot to the moon out of 10 possible.

p.s. If anybody read the upside down text at the end, please comment on my profile with what it said. Cheers.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
"Moonstruck Lumpos"
Moonlight is a short, but cute and lovely animated platformer adventure made with Gamemaker by one person. You are in the world of lumpos and they don't like strangers. For earning their trust you have to do some little favors, solve puzzles or play hide & seek. The hats you win in those contests give them magical powers and each time you come closer to your journey to the moon. The soundtrack is also very relaxing and it is really an easy going walkthrough except the missable "Absolutely Wizardry" achievement. Loved to play this.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
What to expect:
chill music
short story
platforming elements
breaking 4th wall
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