Have you ever been playing Pokemon and wished for a bit more adventure? Maybe you’ve been playing one of the Castlevania and hoped for a few monster companions to help you along your journey? Well, Moi Rai Games’ Kickstarter for Monster Sanctuary might be just the thing you’re looking for!
According to the Kickstarter page:
As the youngest heir of an ancient bloodline of proud Monster Keepers, you step out into the world to follow in your ancestors’ footsteps. You will gather a party of monsters to grow and train. Meanwhile, a series of unsettling events worries the experienced Keepers of the Monster Sanctuary. This is the beginning of a journey to unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.
To start, you will choose one of four elemental creatures to begin your journey, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as there are 50-100 monsters in the game right now. However, one of the rapidly approaching stretch goals will bump that number up to 100-200 with light and dark variations of the different monsters. To add new monsters to your party, your Monster Keeper will be awarded eggs after successful monster encounters.
The monsters within your party will have their own unique abilities and skill branches that will allow you to cultivate the perfect party. In order to fully explore the world, you’ll need a well-rounded party to navigate the world and open up new paths.
As of right now, the two brother team of Moi Rai Games have surpassed their Kickstarter goal by $60,000. Even in the short time it took me to write this article, I saw a handful of pledges pour in to support Monster Sanctuary. Denis Sinner, a developer for the Might and Magic and Tropico franchises, was truly inspired by the work in ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley, and he began work on Monster Sanctuary over three years ago. His brother Anton assists with the story and writing, but Denis has worked on the programming and design of the game himself.
If the pixelated goodness in the photos, GIFs, and videos above isn’t enough to make you want to jump at the chance to support this project, the demo surely will! As of right now, a demo for Monster Sanctuary is available on Steam and GameJolt, and it is over 2 hours long and showcases over 50 monsters!
At the time of this writing, their Kickstarter still has ten days left! So, don’t miss your chance to be a part of the monster hunting community!