Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Vagabond Dog announce Always Sometimes
Monsters, "an unconventional RPG about life, love and the lengths that we will
go to find happiness in both" coming to PCs next year.
These screenshots and a
teaser trailer offers a
look at what a comment by Devolver refers to as "one of our favorite little
experimental games." The game will be on display this weekend at PAX Prime, and
here's the announcement:
TORONTO – August 28, 2013 – Independent
developer Vagabond Dog and the consummate professionals of Devolver Digital have
announced Always Sometimes Monsters, an unconventional RPG about life, love and
the lengths that we will go to find happiness in both. Set to release on PC in
2014, Always Sometimes Monsters aims to explore themes and issues of the modern
world where decisions you make affect your life and the lives of those around
Players will assume the role of a character out of luck, out of money and on the
verge of collapse after learning their beloved is set to marry someone else.
Choose from characters of different gender, race, and sexual orientation and set
out on the open road to overcome everything and everyone that life throws at you
on your way to redemption. Start and end relationships with a colorful cast of
characters, make an honest buck or lie for a few more dollars more and deal with
friendship and prejudice as you make your way through the modern grind.
“Developing Always Sometimes Monsters has been a continual process of evaluating
our game mechanics and it has also been an evolution of how we regard ethics and
morality,” said Justin Amirkhani from developer Vagabond Dog. “Concepts of right
and wrong can easily whittle away within the game, so we are looking forward to
seeing what choices players make during their unique journeys.”
Always Sometimes Monsters will be playable at PAX Prime booth 871 with a custom
demo taking players through a few of the initial sequences and asks players to
make a decision that will permanently affect the character in the game upon its
release next year.
Always Sometimes Monsters will be available for PC Spring 2014 and gamers can
follow development at vagabonddog.com or
on Twitter @VagabondDog.