Monsters and Monocles is a frantic top-down shooter for 1-4 players. Use teamwork and your arsenal of weapons to defeat the overwhelming hordes of evil, either locally or online. All the levels are procedurally generated with new layouts, objectives, and secrets each time you play.
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Mostly Positive (61) - 73% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 16, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a small team, building a game that features solo, local co-op, and online play is incredibly challenging. Early access provides a great opportunity to get the game in front of an active audience to help us fine tune and shape the game's balance and content, while also making sure that network play is as smooth and robust as possible. We are now at the point where we need to expand on this foundation with more variety, overall polish, and content across all aspects of the game, including levels, enemies, weapons, and customization.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will remain in Early Access until we feel it’s the polished, and fully-featured game that both ourselves, and players are happy with.”

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

“The full version will have a much wider variety of weapons, enemies, upgradable abilities, traps, and unlockable characters. We’re aiming to have 5 distinct zones, each with their own secret areas and bosses.

The full version will also have standard steam features like achievements, cloud saves, and keyboard/controller remapping.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current early access version is fully playable for 1-4 players, both locally and online. There are 4 playable characters, 3 WIP zones with basic boss fight and NPC groundwork. There is also a functioning HUB world in which levels can be selected and unlocked, and relic abilities can be equipped and upgraded.”

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

“We plan to have the same fixed price for both early access and full release so that all players get the same value whether they adopt early or wait for final release.”

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

“We’ll be actively following the steam forums and email feedback to collectively help us balance every aspect of the game. The community will also play a hugely important role in helping us create fully featured and stable network play across all supported platforms.”
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About This Game

Monsters and Monocles is a frantic, Victorian steampunk themed twin-stick shooter all about using teamwork and heavy weaponry to battle the hordes of evil. A naive occult collector has unknowingly unleashed a great evil that is spreading across the globe, and it’s up to you and a team of quirky paranormal investigators to find the source of this dark energy and blast it back to where it came from.

Online and Local Multiplayer


Take on the challenge solo, or play with up to 4 players online or locally. Your team shares a single pool of lives so you need to stick together, revive fallen comrades, and watch each other’s backs.

Customize Your Play Style


Search out and use powerful weapons to aid you in battle like the blunderbuss, stake launcher and the crumpet cannon - a steampunk toaster that fires weaponized crumpets.
Find and equip relics to customize your weapons and add new abilities to match your play style, and upgrade them by looting chests and destroying enemies.

Procedurally Generated World


Each level is procedural so you and your comrades will be faced with unique enemy placement, traps, secrets and objectives each time you play. Your trusty airship the HMS Scone acts as your hub and lets you gear up before taking on challenging levels like the haunted mansion, snowy Victorian streets and a cursed Pharaoh’s tomb. Each area ends with a fearsome boss encounter, such as a demonic chimney sweep or a giant cyclops skull.


Features


  • 4 player co-op - both locally and online
  • Co-op centric gameplay - Revive teammates and shared pool of lives across all players
  • Challenging single player
  • Every game is different - Procedural levels, enemies, relics, objectives, and secrets
  • Customizable abilities - Collect relics that can be upgraded across play sessions to match your play style
  • Full Controller support
  • Huge bosses
  • Sound design & Music by Hyperduck Soundworks
  • Dogs wearing smoking jackets

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5 or Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 400 Series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional space required for any mods downloaded
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8 or greater
    • Processor: Core i5 or Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU required
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional space required for any mods downloaded
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Core i5 or Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU, Nvidia GTX 400 Series or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional space required for any mods downloaded

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