Monstrous is a melee combat oriented action adventure game featuring Gothic horror characters entangled in fragile alliances and settling rivalries; played in a free roaming city amidst industrial revolution.
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Why Early Access?

“Monstrous is first and foremost a combat game and in our experience combat games always depend on community feedback to tweak and improve gameplay. We simply think this is the right time to share the game with the public and involve the community in its development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Based on the development time it took to get to this stage, we are expecting 9 – 11 months of development until the game is ready for a full release. Until then, we updating the game every two weeks. The beta branch is a good place to preview the upcoming features and content as it will get more frequent updates.”

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

“Our current plan is to add:
• Campaign and Co-op Modes
• Match-making
• Additional Districts
• Additional Playable Characters
• Additional Enemies
• Campaign Progression
• Additional Music
• Additional Visual Features & Polish

We are keeping a development buffer of 2-3 months to add to this list based on community feedback and feature requests.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All core systems in the game are implemented including the multiplayer and they are playable in the southern districts of the city, namely Harbor and Tenements. The game is relatively stable, and can be played at a decent frame rate. Please be aware that this is still an early access build and there will be bugs, quite a few of them in fact. However, we're updating the game quite frequently and we're planning to polish what is currently available in the next couple of months.”

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

“Yes, we will gradually increase the price as we add more features and content. And there will be plenty of both in the upcoming months”

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

“Community feedback is the reason we're doing early access. We will be actively tracking:

• Feedback and suggestions on upcoming features, modes and city districts.
• Play testing currently available and upcoming characters.
• Monitoring emergent behaviors, tactics and strategies due to the dynamic nature of game.
• Balancing move lists and itemization


There will be dedicated topics followed by and commented on by our development team as soon as the game launches for Early Access.”
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About This Game


Monstrous offers a fresh take on directional melee combat and what a game with a strong combat focus can do in greater context.

If you have enjoyed the fighting pace of Dark Souls, the dueling gameplay of Jedi Academy, the world building of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver & Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines or have fond memories of looting your friends' graves in Moonstone: A Hard Day's Knight we would like to invite you to join us on our journey to breathe new life into the "rivals on a quest" formula in a new, dark fantasy world undergoing industrial revolution.


SKILL BASED, ROBUST MELEE COMBAT

We are bringing competitive fighting game mechanics to the 3rd person action adventure genre. Dodge incoming attacks and aim your blows in skill based melee combat without target locks. Apply pressure to guard crush opponents, employ zoning tactics, block and counter attack enemies to turn the tables and punish turtling foes with grabs. We have built a solid backbone to make a respectable fighting experience accessible and playable in the 3rd person action format.


DIVERSE CAST OF PLAYABLE MONSTERS

Classic Gothic horror characters and villains are presented in a dark graphic novel art style. Player characters with signature fighting styles, powers & skills bring their own approaches and solutions to gameplay scenarios.

SESSION BASED, "ONE MORE GAME" FORMAT

Take on the dangers and secrets of the city in adaptable, short and long play sessions. You can also invite Steam friends to take over other monsters in play for a game night with your buddies, or join other players on the Steam network via quickplay if you prefer a multiplayer experience.


THE CITY IS YOUR PLAYGROUND

Prowl on rooftops to ambush foes, discover items and collect lore bits. Complete shared quests, defeat random encounters and compete for power as you get closer to the final showdown in the ancient heart of the city.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7850 or GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7970 or GeForce GTX 770
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS 10.11.x (El Capitan)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7850 or GeForce GTX 660
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS 10.12.x (Sierra)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7970 or GeForce GTX 770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7850 or GeForce GTX 660
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7970 or GeForce GTX 770
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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