NOTE: if you need the Mac or Linux version of the demo (or if the Windows link is going too slow) here you have a Mega link with all 3 versions.
Monster Prom 2: Holiday Season brings you more of the world's best (and maybe only?) multiplayer dating sim; but in a way you've never expected!
The original Monster Prom is a multiplayer dating sim that shines for its beautiful art and unapologetic humor.
The sequel is... something different. It's 3-games-in-1. Because we weren't sure which kind of vacations to take, we chose 3: Summer Camp, Winter Retreat and Roadtrip. So each game is smaller than the original one, but they're the same size when put together. And each time you play, you can choose which game suits you better that time.
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Before going in depth on each one of the games, let's see some key aspects of them first:
One of the most exciting things about the Kickstarter campaign is that we want to create a system that lets fans have a voice within the game's creation. Because of that we've created many rewards that will allow backers to affect how the game will shape, from voting on content to private Discords to propose and comment your own ideas!
Let us show you how this collaborative approach affected the original Monster Prom:
So now you have many ways to get deeper into Monster Prom 2's creation:
Do you want to BE A PART of Monster Prom? ;)
Monster Camp is the closest to Monster Prom in the sense it's also a dating sim. You have so many turns to seduce one of your camp friends in order to score a summer date!
But as similar as it is, it presents some key differences that should surprise and please you.
Look at 5 things that define Monster Camp:
A NEW EXCITING SETUP: Summer Camp is synonym for love, and also for five new locations. They are perfect for lots of new events, from scary misadventures at the Haunted Manor to wacky ribbons to get at the Monster Scouts' HQ.
4 LOVE INTERESTS: there will be 4 love interests for you to choose from. Are they the 4 in this GIF? Who knows! That's the beauty of it: the love interests of Monster Camp will be selected with the help of you, our fans. Using content polls (from the 50€ Reward Tier), we will prepare a selection of potential love interests, and then give them to the backers to let them to choose 1 or 2 who will appear in the game. Then we will choose the rest.
Also, if we hit some sweet stretch goals, we can have up to 5 and then even 6 love interests (at which point Monster Camp will become as big as Monster Prom).
TONS OF MINOR NPCs: we're creating a bunch of new minor NPCs to populate Monster Camp. And some of them will be created and chosen through the Exclusive Discord Channels built to start conversations with fans. Will this sexy mothman be one of the new minor NPCs? We have no f*ckin' idea! Let's use the exclusive Discord channels and find out!
CAMPFIRE MECHANICS: the Campfire will be the Cafeteria of Monster Camp. Some logs will include 2 chars for you to sit with, very similar to the tables of the Cafeteria. But there won't be a shop table or a minor NPC table. Instead, we're introducing 3 new mechanics: rumors, stories,and the smooching log.
Stories resembles the minor NPC table in that it allows you to raise your stats; but it also has a fun twist closer to Monster Prom's cafeteria challenges. It will let you be creative and have fun with it.
Rumors will be similar, with the difference that it will be like Weekend Events, in which you can either help or sabotage other players (while also being creative and having fun).
The Smooching Log is something entirely new we're experimenting with. We suspect you will like it!
MAGIC MIXED DRINKS!: we changed the shop into a bar. It will work differently than the shop, though, as money won't be a stat here in Monster Camp. Magic Mixed Drinks will activate Special Plotlines, like items did. This time we're thinking about allowing only these kinds of special plotlines, since the no-item ones were too random to control. Also, some other magic mixed drinks will have wild effects on the players. Wait and see!
Monster Retreat starts by being very similar to Monster Prom: it's all about the humor, the charming characters, and choosing between 2 options. But this time will be different, as events won't get you closer to get a date, but help you grow stronger to face what awaits for you at the end of the game: a strategy minigame in the form of a snowball fight.
Look at 5 things that define Monster Retreat:
VISIT THE WINTER LOCATIONS: Monster Retreat takes you to some sick snowy mountains with 5 unique locations. But this time it will be kinda different, as during each turn locations will include little icons to show you which type of event will happen there. There will be 5 types of events, giving you room to be more strategic about it: do you want to learn a new technique,or maybe recruit an ally? It's up to you!
CHOOSE A SIDE: The main plot of Monster Retreat is that Vera and Miranda have beef over something stupid and now a big snowball fight will take place in some days. You must take a side on this and prepare for the war. We're studying mechanics to add some flavor to it, giving you room to interact with your friends and even betray them last minute when you choose a side.
So what are you? Team Vera or Team Miranda?
RECRUIT ALLIES: Some events will make you encounter wacky minor NPCs and if you play your cards right, you may be able to convince them to join your team. Potential recruits will include characters from Monster Prom you love and even some new ones.
Once again, who these characters are will be decided by both us and the you, the backers. We have some ideas, but we want to know: who do you think would make a great addition to your team?
LEARN TECHNIQUES: Some events will give you the chance to learn one of many wacky techniques. Techniques will be assigned to one of the characters on your team and they will give you an edge during the snowball fight. They can be either active or passive abilities.
During the first matches you will be surprised by new techniques: it's like a new thingie to collect! And once you know all of 'em, you can use them strategically to win the snowball fight.
STRATEGIC SNOWBALL FIGHT: Yes, at the end of the match the snowball fight will commence. First you will have to choose your team and build your team using the allies you recruited. Then, you will assign the techniques you've learned to various members of your team. Finally, you'll position your team members on the board however you see fit .
After that, players will have a series of turns to beat the other team. You will have to program moves and abilities that will take place during the turn. It'll be chaotic and fun!
Monster Roadtrip is the last of the 3 adventures we've prepared for the sequel. You will join Polly and Scott on a trip with an uncertain end. And you know that if you join the Prank Masterz anything can happen... anything but boredom!
Look at 5 things that define Monster Roadtrip:
A NEW TYPE OF SETUP: The map on Monster Roadtrip works differently than the others, as it is not static. You drive along the road and the player must choose between different stops. You must play smartly to ensure that you take the roads that won’t leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
STRANGE STOPS: We're preparing different types of stops for you to encounter along the way. Some will be more common, like the Diner or the Gas Station, while others will be unexpected and harder to find. When hitting a stop, you will be offered different actions to take, each one with different risks and gains. It's up to you to decide what's the smartest choice of 'em all (or you can choose whatever you feel like choosing, of course).
STRANGER HITCHHIKERS: Also, during your trip you will encounter different hitchhikers. They will make the trip way stranger; and you may pick them as they might be useful later. Once again, some of these hitchhikers will be beloved NPCs from the original game while others ones will be entirely new. And we will want to discuss with our backers on the Exclusive Discord Channels to decide who these hitchhikers could be.
SECRET DESTINATIONS: You might end up nowhere... but you may also reach some juicy destinations. Destinations not only entail the end to your trip ,but they also present a different type of mechanic to decide if you "succeed" at "fail" at unlocking the secret ending of the destination
SURVIVAL CO-OP MECHANICS: To be completely honest... this is the aspect of Monster Roadtrip that's the most raw. But we know we want to include some sort of survival mechanics in the game that force you to be smart if you want to get somewhere.
Also, this allows us to create some tension by giving different responsibilities to each player and forcing them to make choices with their own risks and gains. If Monster Retreat is more competitive than Monster Prom, we want to make Monster Roadtrip more of a co-op.
Let's talk a bit about the rewards!
We of course have the game. No need to explain this one, right?
Then we have the DLC including new outfits. As we said before, we are planning to do 2 DLCs: One will be larger and will eventually be up for sale. The other will be smaller but it will contain outfits that will be forever exclusive and never for sale, only for backers of this KS (and for some special situations, like promotional giveaways or prizes for contests).
NOTE: The outfits displayed in the IMG are just to illustrate the reward and are NOT necessarily the outfits that will be included in the DLC.
There's the beta access to the game, which is pretty self-explanatory.
There's also the chance to be in the 1st wave of recipients for the upcoming modtool for Monster Prom (the original game). Note this does NOT include Monster Prom. You can get the game as an add-on by adding 10€ to your pledge.
At the 50€ reward tier we a DLC offering something COMPLETELY NEW. We're working on including alternative playable characters, as we've seen you asking for that A LOT! We will keep our 4 beloved PCs as the most official ones... but we're ready to include other options for you! Some of these new additions will be forever exclusive to this Kickstarter (plus some special situations, just as with the other one).
NOTE: the monster in the image below is NOT final; just an example.
There's also the Game Content Polls. There's a ton of content we want to discuss with our audience, so lots of choices will be held as polls: characters to appear in the different games, secret endings, items, etc.
At the 80€ reward tier the co-designer rewards start, and so you get to appear in the credits as a co-designer! At these tiers you will be participating actively on the creative side of the game, so we want to reward you by including you in our credits!
And so you have 3 co-design rewards at 80€, 120€ and 180€. These include access to 3 Exclusive Discord Channels where fans will be able of proposing and discussing potential content for the game with our backers. The 1st level is for events and outfits. The 2nd level is for items and endings. The 3rd level is for NPCs!
Be a part of Monster Prom 2!
Also, at the same time, those 3 reward tiers (80€, 120€ and 180€) will include juicy physical rewards. The first will include an exclusive sequel polaroid that won't be ever up for sale. This is your ONLY chance to get it!
Then there will be 6 additional sequel polaroids. Finally, we will send you 50 polaroids (the 6 sequel ones will be included there). This will include lots of new physical polaroids: the ones from the DLC, the ones from the seasonal updates, and even NEW ones!
At 250€ it's time to get your own body pillow. We will have 3 versions: Polly, Damien and the 3rd option wich will be proposed, chosen and voted (with us moderating the process) by the backers themselves. The pillowcases will include 2 sides: cozy and sexy. You choose! ;)
NOTE: we've seen some people confused on the standard of this type of products. This is the pillowcase: NOT the whole pillow. You have to acquire that separatedly.
We also have 3 NEW REWARDS: a Damien figurine, a Dahlia figurine... or both! It can be acquired by pledging at their ownreward tiers or as add-ons. It requires extra shipping costs as we have no idea how shipping might work. We're studying it right now.
Same with size: we don't want to make promises right now, but we're looking most likely at around 6 inches for the figurine.
Then we have the 4 Custom Reward Tiers. All of these include you giving us a reference picture (either yourself, an acquaintance of yours, or a character you made up) for us to create a monstersona for custom art done by the official artists, all for your own personal use.
First we have an avatar (there are 2 different versions for you to choose).
Second we have a monstersona. This will be a prom model of the monstersona next to a game character, similar to the prom endings.
Third we have a modtool kit. This includes an icon of the monstersona and their model, with different facial expressions. It's ready for you to make mods using the character, done in the official artstyle of the game.
Finally we have the date polaroid, like the ones you get to see by the end of the game! It'll be done in the official artstyle and it'll include a game's character and the monstersona, both together doing something of your choice. We will print 20 copies & send them to you. The back will include a text of your choice. All within reason!
NOTE: in the example below image the polaroid includes more than 2 characters but keep in mind the reward allows only 2.
ANOTHER NOTE: I apologize for the excess of myself, but we needed someone to act as an example for this :c
And that leads us to the next 4 reward tiers: THE CO-CREATION REWARD TIERS. These ones are BIG. You will create your own content for the game! We will go all the way with you, giving you feedback and helping you so your creation will fit within the Monster Prom guidelines. We hope it also helps you to become a better creator!
1st tier includes creating AN OUTFIT. Alternatively, you can choose to create 3 normal events. 2nd tier includes creating AN ITEM. This would be (for now) either a Magic Mixed Drink for Monster Camp or a Technique for Monster Retreat. 3rd tier includes creating a SECRET ENDING. Did you know a backer co-created the Orgy Ending with us? 4th tier includes creating a MINOR NPC. Did you know a backer co-created Coach with us?
With this you can be 100% sure your creation will be in the game.
And finally, we have the LAST REWARD TIER. It's a bit absurd; but we wanted to know if there was someone out there willing to give us THE ULTIMATE SUPPORT. Fly to sunny Barcelona, work with us on some of your rewards, learn how making content for a game like this works... and have a great time! We are down to have fancy dinners and party together. Just in case, you must be +21 (to avoid issues with flying you to Barcelona and such).
Monster Prom succeeded thanks to its unique formula. The 3 games from the sequel will twist the formula in many different ways... but be sure they will keep some of the original's pillars:
The Beautiful Glitch team is comprised of many talented individuals, whether they're part of the core team or collaborators on minor stuff.
Some of the people on the core team of collaborators would be...
- Julián Quijano(Creative Director and Project Manager)
- Elías Pereiras(Lead Programmer)
- Paco Luque (Creative Assistant)
- Cory O'Brien(Lead Writer)
- Maggie Herskowitz, Karlee Esmaili & Julian Quijano (Writers)
- Arthur Tien(Associate Artist)
- Viper& Doktor(Artists).
- Shae Humphries(Map Artist)
Also, Jesse Cox helps and supports us as producer, giving us advice and championing for us in many ways. And we still receive the amazing help of Adam Tierney to search for the most kick-ass voice actors & actresses ever.
We also want to mention some of the people that have helped us during this Kickstarter campaign:
- Bernat Udina& Jose Luis Espinosa(Video Editors)
- Honk Fu& Anna Cattish(Illustration and Animation of the Roadtrip Loop)
- Sonia Fernández(Graphic Designer)
- Cristina Vee (Voice Actress)
- Claudi Martinez(Composer)
- Quinn Titus(Proofreader)
We want also to say thanks to many people that helped, supported and adviced us about this Kickstarter. Special mention to Anya Combs (sorry for asking you too many questions!), Chris Wulf (from our publishing team, Those Awesome Guys) and Victoria Tran(sharing KS tips within the "weird yet charming dating sims" community).
And -of course- thanks to all the fans that have been spreading the love about Monster Prom so far. We love you!
Some people have asked us why we're doing a Kickstarter campaign after Monster Prom's success. It's true that 32.230€ is just a symbolic number (it's what we made on MonProm's 1st KS campaign!); but we have some good reasons for this Kickstarter to be. Here you have five of them:
Risks and challenges
Fortunately, this campaign comes with few risks, as this is the sequel of an existing game. We've done several Kickstarter campaigns, all of them successful, and we've always delivered to our backers. Of course, any unfinished project has potential risks. You know: life happens. But in this case, we feel rather safe given the context. Our experience, previous recognition within the industry, and talented team ensure that this can be a low-risk project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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