A 50's horror comic themed deck building card game with roguelike progression elements. Stop yourself from turning into a monster, or embrace your inner evil and use your new gifts. Choose from a roster of classic monsters and duke it out in The Monster Within!
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Positive (23) - 86% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 22, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Monster Within already is a fully-fledged experience, but it's missing some polish and additional content. We want to give the players a chance to explore the game and provide feedback as more content is added, to build towards a better final experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until all the planned content is added the game. Potentially up to six months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more monsters to play as, more cards, more rounds, more everything! It's all about variety of content.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version has about sixty percent of the planned full content. Since the game is about trying out new cards and monsters, what's available is essentially what will be available at full release, just with less variety. See the game description for a list of features.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“On full release, the game will receive a modest boost in price to reflect the significant boost in content.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our goal is to make the best possible, so if you have thoughts on what would make the game better, we would love to hear it. Head over to the Monster Within discord and let us know!”
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About This Game

Monsters roam the streets of the city, including you! Fight off sinister creatures while stopping yourself from turning into one too in this deck building card game. Craft a unique deck each round from Day cards, Night cards, and Monster cards. Do you try to stay above board and beat your opponents through clever investigation and tactics, use the seeder underbelly of the city to your advantage, or embrace your burgeoning evil instincts? Or maybe mix a bit of all three! Pick one of six different classic monsters to play as. Unlock new cards and characters as you play, unlocking more and more playstyles and strategies. Themed after 1950's horror comics, build the story of your battle with the cards you play.

In classic deck building fashion, buy cards to use to damage your opponent, protect yourself, or just buy even better cards in the future. Over two hundred cards to play with and unlock.

Take your pick of monsters each with their own cards and strategy. Feed on your foes blood as the Vampire, embrace the night as a the Wraith, make your opponents green with envy as the Plant, crush them with sheer bulk as the Blob, and more!

As you loose health, you become more and more monstrous and the cards you can buy change. Keep your health high to stay in the Day, or intentionally let it slip to gain powerful Monster cards. Just don't let yourself fully lose control to the monster within!

Fangs, Scaly Skin, Mysterious Secretions, take your pick of Afflictions each round to power up your character and find new strategies to win. What's a little inhumanity when it comes with such power?

Use the Blood system to make the game more difficult the more you play it. The harder it is, the faster you'll unlock more content.

The Monster Within is fully playable, with an expansive amount of content already. But it's not quite expansive enough, Since only six of the ten planned monsters are available to play, the game is still in early access. More monsters, more cards, and the fourth and fifth round with dual class monsters and the final boss are all coming soon, free of charge. Just buy the game now and you'll have access to all the upcoming content as it comes out with no additional purchases necessary. So get in there and show the competition why you're the meanest monster around!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1Gb Video Memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.14+
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1Gb Video Memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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