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Monster Prom

5 months ago

Feature: Okay lizardman, but no tongue

Why do we love smooching monsters?

2018 has been strange as hell, I think we can all agree on this. And yet, some bits of news can be even more baffling than others, the definitive proof we are living in the weirdest timeline. Our world may be literally burning, everything is a mess, and The Brexit still looms upon us. But thanks to popular hits like Del Toro’s Shape Of Water…

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Feature: These indies should get a new Alyse on life

Alyse Stanley’s 5 best games of 2018

It’s been a pretty stinking great year for indie games. We’ve seen the release of several long-hyped darlings (finally) as well as a few surprise hits that went on to dominate newsfeeds. You easily could have missed them, though, what with all the big budget map fest games making huge waves this year. I know there are about a million games demanding your attention right…

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9 months ago

Feature: A dating sim that's also a convincing tabletop RPG

Monster Prom turned me into a high school asshole

I had some regrets. I’d sabotaged my friend’s chances of dating a stoner ghost, relentlessly mocked another friend until they gave up on love entirely, and trashed the school. As Monster Prom built up to its titular, hormone-soaked event, I turned into a high school asshole. With a gentle touch, the not-really-a-dating-sim nudges you into these familiar roles, and by framing it as a multiplayer…

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11 months ago

Punch the sun in Monster Prom’s new “F*ckin’ Hot” update

Two things made me decide to check out Monster Prom's free "F*ckin’ Hot" update this morning, despite not normally having an interest in the dating sim genre. First, the monsters. Second, the multiplayer. It's a punchy set up: the prom is looming, and you and your friends have got three weeks to woo a 20-something college student. Who may well be a gorgon, or a…

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1 year ago

Feature: Girls just wanna have their suitors killed

Unknown Pleasures: Another Five Great Indie Games

Healthy eating is for suckers. Here we are, at the height of a long overdue spring, and everyone here has a persistent cold. In May, no less. I've even been going outside, and just last night I ate a vegetable. Well, there'll be no more of that. Instead, a steady diet of Unknown Pleasures will surely cure all ills. Triumphantly returning to gorging on discounted…

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Feature: My ghoul

Monster Prom review

High school is already a nightmare without having to woo literal demon spawn, but multiplayer dating sim Monster Prom makes you want to relive the experience over and over. At times obtuse, at times hilarious, this is an education in monster romanticism. But you may not learn the same lessons as my friends and I, because its real strength lies in how varied each playthrough…

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3 years ago