A downloadable important game for Windows and Linux

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the world of an abandoned video game? All those NPCs with their artificial lives...what do they do after the game is turned off for that final time?

Village Monsters is a relaxing life sim game set in one such world.

You play as someone booting up the game for the first time in decades only to discover that it is nothing like you remember.

The monsters that were once enemies have thrown away their weapons and have settled down in a peaceful village of their own making.

Stranger still, they're inviting you to come join them.



Glad you asked. Here's a partial list of features and other fun stuff you can expect to enjoy in Village Monsters

  • Personalize your very own home with furniture, decorations, and upgrades. Plant a garden! Install a secret room! Sit on a golden throne you found in the woods!
  • Get to know dozens of whimsical monster neighbors, each with their own personalities, activities, and problems to solve.
  • Pick up a new hobby, like fishing, botany, critter collecting, archaeology, or cooking, then donate your findings and creations to the Historical Society of Monsters.
  • Leave your mark on the village by unlocking new buildings and influencing its development over time.
  • Fill out your daily routine with activities like shopping, talking with villagers, watching TV, hunting for mushrooms, and so much more.


  • An immersive day / night cycle where everything has a schedule to keep - the villagers, the birds, and even the flowers.
  • Dynamic weather changes including dozens of distinct weather types ranging from clear skies to thundersnow.
  • The world changes with the seasons, and you can expect activities, items, creatures, and even music unique to each season.
  • A packed calendar full of holidays ensures that every week brings something new. Enjoy events like the monthly Critter Safari, the springtime Good Egg Day Feast, and the Pumpkin Patch Bash.


  • Explore a digital land that’s been transformed by its abandonment.
  • Experience a unique story told through unusual methods such as via item descriptions, overheard conversations, and anomoly research.
  • Help unravel the unknown by investigating and solving Mysteries, a unique type of quest system.
  • Complete a massive compendium that logs your journey through the game. Use it to track Mysteries, collectibles, secrets, and triumphs.



Well, there's this page on Itch for one.

I'm also very active on Twitter!, so if that's your thing too then I'd love to have you follow along.

You can also send me an email at josh@warpdogs.com


More information

Published 163 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date in 1 year
AuthorWarp Dogs
Tagsanimal-crossing, Comedy, Dogs, Life Simulation, Monsters, Pixel Art, satire, slice-of-life
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksKickstarter, Homepage, Twitter


VillageMonsters_Alpha-06.zip (16 MB)
VillageMonsters_Alpha-06_Linux.zip (16 MB)

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This sounds wonderful! Any chances of a Mac version?

Yes, absolutely! In order to build a Mac version I need a Mac myself, and that's not in the cards right now. But soon!


What a fun little indie game I really enjoyed the style and the small little secrets and characters in the game I can't wait to play the full game! 

!!! That's so rad! Hit me up over Twitter and I'll give you a retweet


Yo man, good job with this game! Please dont discontinue it. Good Luck!!

I'm here 'til the end, baby! Thanks for the encouragement

Love what you have so far.

I meant to post this a couple weeks ago, guess I didn't hit the "Post comment" button...



Hah, thanks, buddy! Hope I can continue to impress. Glad to have you following!

Unrelated, but I seriously forget to hit "Submit" on some form or email at least once a day. I alt tab too much!

Can you list the controls?

The new version (coming out in on the 9th) will have actual explanations for the controls! Yeah, the current version really does make you guess at them