Indie developer Vagabond Dog and Devolver Digital announce that RPG Always Sometimes Monsters will be available through Steam and the Humble Store this May 21st. It's also hands-on at PAX East.
The game "reflect parts of yourself" as you play, where we make hard choices as a "down-and-out character on the verge of collapse" as their one-true-love is marrying someone else.
It's an unconventional RPG to be sure, and Vagabond are keen to express we choose the relationship our character has. It's not about exposing us as monsters but "how you can change."
The indie team hold no punches as it comes with a content warning. They deal with "racism, sexism, homophobia, mental health, sexual assault, child abuse, animal abuse, drug abuse, and suicide." That's quite a weekend. The RPG will be at PAX East April 11-13, Booth #787 inside the Indie Megabooth with a customised demo for the event.
Always Sometimes Monsters releases on PC throughand Humble May 21st.
A story-driven experience focusing on relationships and emotional bonds rather than traditional RPG combat and adventuring. Indecision is your enemy and empathy is your weapon in a quest to earn one last chance to win back the love of your life.
Choose from characters of different gender, race, and sexual preference and live through the common experiences and unique hardships of each based on your selection. NPCs may treat you differently based on your gender, race, or sexual preference opening and closing different paths along the way.
Each playthrough is filled with a staggering number of diverging paths that can be discovered through both overt actions and subtle choices in conversation. The journey you experience will be tailored to your personal ethical compass as your decisions both conscious and subconscious change your fate.