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Hi! I have a little thing I want to talk about regarding something slightly spoilery, is there a way for me to DM you so that doesn't have to be posted?

Sure! I think the easiest way would be via email (josh@warpdogs.com). You can also DM me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VillageMonsters)

I can't open my existing game in any version after EA.080.02! It crashes when I try to continue my game. Any suggestions or do I have to start over?

Can you send me an email (josh@warpdogs.com) with a screenshot of what the crash looks like? I should be able to figure it out from that

I got the game thru the big ol' bundle, but when i download the game (mac ver!) and try to open it, it says that the game can't be found :< Does anyone know what could be going on?

Hello! This seems to be a common issue with downloaded games on Mac. It seems related to security on MacOS. Itch.io suggests using their App (https://itch.io/app) to rectify this issue.

Unfortunately I'm unable to do much from my end, but I've had lots of reports of this solution working for others, so please give it a shot.

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I'm enjoying this game a lot -- but I'm on Sept. 10 of the first year and the game has crashed 5 times, especially when I go to the beach. It's frustrating having to start days over all the time! Do I need to download an update or something to stop this from happening? 

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Hey, I'm really sorry about that! I'll have a fix out for that crash very soon (within the next day or so)

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(Just FYI, this bug is now fixed! It was due to a rambunctious octopus. Thanks for reporting it)

Thanks! FYI the crashes are happening again. 

This has been fixed as of yesterday's patch. Thanks for letting me know!

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I am really loving this game so far! The dialogue is great, the glitch mechanics are really interesting and it is overall very good looking. I especially like how well the characters are fleshed out and how you keep learning new things about them as you get to know them better.

I have one question: if you were to update the game, would I lose my progress if I redownloaded it? I got it from the racial justice bundle so I do not have a steam key. (I'm new to itch so maybe this is a very silly question!)

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Not a silly question at all! The good news is that your progress will be maintained with each update. Just replace your downloaded folder (or use the Itch.io app) and load your save file.

Once I hit version 1.0 - aka the 'final' release - then I may have everyone restart, but even then you'll be able to keep playing your old save files with the old version of the game.

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im still really early in the game but im having a lot of fun with it, when it used my usual name and not my characters name lol, that really got me! (i also was already pretending that my character used a different name when they started fighting like a stage name, so it was a fun surprise for that to)  no idea how you did that, i dont remember asking for two names? im still really early in it, like i said, and i cant wait to find out more about this village~

Thanks so much for the kind words!!

hi! im not very familiar with itch.io so my apologies if this question is silly. i bought the game in the racial equality bundle, where would i get the steam key for it?

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you bought a direct download no drm like steam

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None of the games in the Racial Equality bundle come with Steam keys. However, I keep Itch.io updated with the exact same version on Steam and upload the new updates at the same time

If you prefer Steam then purchasing the game from this page will include a Steam key, so you'd have both a DRM free version and a Steam version.

I bought this in a large pack of games but I have to repurchase it for $15, why?

You want to go to your account and download it from the bundles tab

you do not.. go to your account, purchases, bundles and the bundle you bought it in.. then there is a spot for that to search for games.. find it there and download direct

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Every time I find out some of the characters relations to others it makes me so happy lol. I'm pretty unobservant so it took me a while to even realize that was a thing but I just love Mock and Birdie as a couple and Bugs and Zigi are the cutest siblings and I love that there's a three generation family. I just love the characters.

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was definitely a big priority of mine to make the villagers have existing relationship, as if they have a life outside of your own. I'm so glad you're appreciating them!

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This might be silly, but for the life of me I can't figure out how projects to improve shops etc. work. Any help/hints? Also, generally really enjoying this game!

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You're not crazy! The framework for village projects / etc. exists in the game, but it's far from finished. The next release (coming next week) should do more to address this aspect of the game. You'll be able to improve the general store, library, and the town itself. (plus your home, of course)

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I really really need a pause key. I usually have lots of interruptions when I'm playing games, and I end up losing a lot of day time because I can't stop.

Also, don't know if it's just me, but most of the time I can't pay attention to dialogue while knowing time is still passing while I read. Even when I have spare time, I can't stop thinking about it. I end up rushing a lot of things because of that.

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I'd agree with this. All the dialog is really unique and I feel like I miss out hear the villagers out because I'm stressing about time, and a slow reader. An auto pause would also be useful when I open up my inventory to read about the villagers, and check the star ratings of businesses

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Time *should* pause whenever you're in menus, including dialogue. However! It seems there's at least one bug preventing that from always working. Sorry about that! It was definitely not my intention for you to feel rushed. I'll fix that in the next release.

I totally get what you mean about time adding pressure and stress. It's a delicate balancing act of making days both not too short and not too long.

Oh, that changes everything. Never realized it could be a bug.

Taking that into account,  I think the amount of time of each day we have now should be just enough.


Btw, I'm playing Mac version, maybe it helps knowing that for fixing the bug.

I'm looking forward to play the next release!

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Just wanted to follow up and say this bug will definitely be fixed for next time. Thanks again for reporting it.

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I remember that tittle music from Destination Kepler. I loved that little game.

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Oh, neat! All the in-game music is from Josh Woodward who puts out Creative Commons music. His acoustic tracks are wonderful and really fit the relaxing mood I'm going for.

Just downloaded the game and, after unzipping and attempting to open the game, I get the following warning: "“Village Monsters” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash." I'm attempting to play the game on macOS Mojave. :)

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Hello! This seems to be a common issue with downloaded games on Mac. It seems related to security on MacOS. Itch.io suggests using their App (https://itch.io/app) to rectify this issue.

Unfortunately I'm unable to do much from my end, but I've had lots of reports of this solution working for others, so please give it a shot.

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Had the same error, tried with itch.io App and it worked!! 

Thanks.

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How... is this game so good without anyone knowing about it? Its a very relaxed town "sim", that plays like a mix of Animal Crossings laid back charme, Undertales characters and Harvest Moons mechanics. What really gets me is how much effort and thought the developer put into ever single of these characters, making this a very wholesome and relaxing experience that you want to go back to. You are the last human and live among Monsters, fishing, hunting, farming, spelunking, digging for treasure, searching for the secrets of the world and getting to know an immeasurably adorable and likable cast of characters. Still not fully finished, but great stuff. 4,5/5

More Racial Justice bundle impressions and ranking:
https://itch.io/c/915453/quick-impressions-bundle-for-racial-justice

Love this review! Thank you so much for taking the time to play Village Monsters and to write this up.

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The love you poured into this really shines through, I honestly didnt expect this game to have so much heart and be so charmingly written and just an overall escapist good mood package. I played a ton of Indies for these impressions and this is one of my biggest surprises so far.  Thanks for putting so much effort into it over these years!

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I purchased this game in the Racial Justice and Equality Bundle, and I gotta say, I love it. It's a fun, and gives me SDV vibes with a little bit of a dark sense of humor. I really look forward to seeing what's planned for Village Monsters.

Really appreciate the kind words! <3

Is there a place to upload bug reports with images?

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Best place would be Discord: https://discord.gg/NaNc7Tr

There's a Bug Report channel

Bug report. It happens right after the first town meeting ends. Right when you get control of your character, a thing pops up and you have to abort it. 

New game. First time playing it. 

So sorry you're experiencing this. I'm trying to track down the source of this bug. What is your OS? Windows, Mac or Linux?

Hey, just wanted to follow up that this bug has been fixed in the patch I released yesterday (v0.75.2). Let me know if you continue to have any issues, and thank you so much for reporting it!

hey another bug report... freezing after the cutscene with the town meeting?

Do you recall when or where it freezes? Is this a new game, or an existing save file?

seems to only happen when continuing  new game seems to fix it but users shoudl be made aware to start a new game.. it was freezing right after the first town meeting cutscene time would move but you could not do any input even esc

Hey, just wanted to follow up that this bug has been fixed in the patch I released yesterday (v0.75.2). Let me know if you continue to have any issues, and thank you so much for reporting it!

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This bug will be fixed in the next update (releasing sometime tomorrow)

The linux version has a bunch of weird dependencies and won't run unless they're installed, like openssl 1.0 instead of 1.1, and specifically the gnutls version of libcurl???

I'm really sorry about that. Unfortunately, those are the requirements to run any GameMaker Studio 2 game in Linux, which means I'm unable to change them

Hi, just bought this game and really looking forward to it.  Can you tell me how to make it full screen?  I tried Alt+Enter, F5, F6 ... none of the shortcuts work.  Thanks.

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Nevermind just found out it's inside the menu 

Hi! Only a couple bugs encountered (I walked around the sky around the forest once, it was pretty neat, and another time i walked out of the crossroads going to the village but it got me stuck up there for a few seconds); otherwise, I'm completely in love. I got the game with the bundle, and I'm really vibing with it. Great work! I eagerly await character customization, events and dialogue options with the NPCs! They're very endearing and they feel like their own person, I legitimately found myself wanting to know them better. Thank you for your hard work!

Thanks for your bug reports, and also for your kind words! Glad to have you along for the ride :) There's a lot of work to do between here and version 1.0, but it'll be well worth it.

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This is amazing!! I love monsters :) Can’t wait to see how far this game develops in the future

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What's the best place to report bugs? I reported one in the Steam forum, but I actually got the game here (in the bundle).

Another possible bug: if I store more than the required amount of food for a stabled critter, it all gets consumed in a single day anyway. Not sure if this is intentional behaviour -- it would be useful to store a supply of food for several days in advance.

Apart from that, this is a cool game, and it's great that you made it available so early. I'm a recent arrival, but it must have been fascinating to watch it develop incrementally from the beginning. It's a valuable opportunity to collect feedback, and offers both non-programmers and people interested in learning programming insight into the amount of work that goes into this kind of project and how it develops over time.

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Oh, I got that food bug too! I mean, assuming it's a bug and not intentional? :0c

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The best place to report bugs would likely be Discord (http://bit.ly/ChattyMonsters) or my email (josh@warpdogs.com), but I make an effort to do a little "patrol" of comments and forum posts every couple of days, so no matter where you post I should stumble upon it eventually

In terms of the bugs you reported, I should be able to get them all fixed up for the next big update (next week). Thank you so much for reporting them!

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is there going to be any character customization? no offense, but I'm really not vibing with the default human...

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No offense taken! He is pretty lame. The answer is yes, you'll be able to customize your look and gender at some point. It just requires a lot of sprite work, so I've been putting it off in favor of other things, but it IS coming before 1.0

oh awesome, thank you!! :0

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You'll want to keep an eye out for instances in which you've gendered the player in dialogue then.
At the very least, there's a lot of "guy" in there.

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I noticed in the opening speach, you use "he or she," then "they" is used the whole time. This may seem extra picky, but until gender options are added, couldn't the neutral be in that speach too?

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is there any romance?

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Not currently, but villager romance is a frequently requested feature and I plan on adding it at some point.

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that would be so cool if that was included <3!

I'm really liking Village Monsters so far, but I can't figure out how to give people items. is that not an option yet?

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When you send them a letter via the post office you get the option to attach an item as a gift (after you've written the message). 

Thank you so much!

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I found this game through the Racial Justice and Equality Bundle, and I have to say: I'm already loving it so much!! It gives me a bit of an Undertale vibe, but without the fights- I've always wondered how a game like this might go, a relaxing slice of life sim where you can be friends with NPCs who aren't human! So this is sort of my dream game, thank you for creating it! <3 I already feel right at home in the town and I'm super excited to see more of where this game goes! :D

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Downloaded it about an hour ago. I'm already delighted. 

Quick question, is there any way to customize the player character? Or is something like that already being planned, since this IS early access. Nothing necessarily fancy, but I would like to play as a girl. 

Really great stylization and I'm really interested in how much deeper this is going to get once I get even two days into the game! Keep up the good work. Thanks for putting this in the bundle, by the way. Never would've found out about any of these hidden gems unless my friend told me about the charity fundraiser. 

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Hey Josh, as a fellow member of the EZA community, I just wanted to say I think it's rad you put this game in the bundle.

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Love & Respect!!

I love this game so far! I was wondering if the fish and critter traps are unusable for now or if I'm just using them wrong? 

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A little bit of both columns :) It is possible to use them, but it's not very intuitive. Once equipped, you'll be able to see spots out in the world where you can place them.

They still need to be fleshed out a great deal more

How do we equip them, and what do the spots look like? I've added traps to my inventory a bunch of times (after buying them), but I can't find a way to use them explicitly and I haven't found any spots on the ground where they activate. I may be missing something obvious. :)

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So you equip them by holding A or S, then going to the fishing rod if you want the fishing trap or the net if you want to use the critter trap. Then use the up or down arrow key to set it to the trap you want and press Z. When its equipped, you'll be able to see the spot for the critter trap on the same screen as the shrine and the fish trap spot is on the beach. I haven't been able to place the fishing trap, but the critter one takes at least a day before something is caught. Let me know if you have better luck placing the fishing trap!

Ooh, thanks! I'd never seen that rotating menu before. I found two other places where you can place critter traps. I also saw the fish trap location but was also unable to use it.

Anyone know how to rebind the c key? My c key doesn't work on my keyboard.

Shoot, sorry to hear that, but there is no way to rebind keys at the moment. However, there is full gamepad support. Is that an option for you?

Nah. I'll just wait to buy a new keyboard. 

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You can also look into downloading a program called Autohotkey, and asking on its forums for someone to help you write a script that remaps c to some other key while Autohotkey is running. I've used it to work around broken keys in the past.

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Hello! I'm trying to play your charming game, but when I download the Mac version it says the file is damaged and can't be opened. I'm on Mojave, 10.14.6. Do you have any advice?

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I have this issue too.  Also on the 10.14.6 Mojave. Hope there is a solution! : )

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I am also encountering this and I'm on 10.12.6 Sierra - the game looks amazing I really want to play it!

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Hello! This seems to be a common issue with downloaded games on Mac. It seems related to security on MacOS. Itch.io suggests using their App (https://itch.io/app) to rectify this issue.

Unfortunately I'm unable to do much from my end, but I've had lots of reports of this solution working for others, so please give it a shot.

Will do, thanks for the tip!

Hello! This seems to be a common issue with downloaded games on Mac. It seems related to security on MacOS. Itch.io suggests using their App (https://itch.io/app) to rectify this issue.

Unfortunately I'm unable to do much from my end, but I've had lots of reports of this solution working for others, so please give it a shot.

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Hello! This seems to be a common issue with downloaded games on Mac. It seems related to security on MacOS. Itch.io suggests using their App (https://itch.io/app) to rectify this issue.

Unfortunately I'm unable to do much from my end, but I've had lots of reports of this solution working for others, so please give it a shot.

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Worked like a charm. Thanks again!

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Hi! I just downloaded this game, and I like it a lot. The thing is, I.... kind of have a problem sizing the screen? Some menu items are clipped off, out of my reach. I'm on PC. I fiddled with the screen sizing option, which...wasn't terribly helpful, besides letting me know the game could be full screen. I'd appreciate any help anyone could offer....

Can you let me know what your screen resolution is? It should definitely not be cutting off menus!

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I'm also having this problem, my resolution is 1280 x 1024! here's a screenshot from the game's opening showing how the dialogue is cut off (and the instructions). I also looked at the screen resizing settings and none of them fixed this problem. :(

eta: changed my res to 1280 x 720 and had less cropping, but it didn't entirely solve the problem. still, it made it playable and I super enjoyed my first day! this game is adorable!

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I'll try to change my resolution to what you mentioned- I really appreciate the help! I can't remember what resolution I had the game at before, and I'm very very new to playing games on PC in the first place, so I'll let y'all know how it goes! 

Edit: my resolution is on the recommended for my computer- that is, 2256 x 1504. Actually, knocking it down to several times lower- 1200 x 600, I think- fixed the menu problem. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I had gotten very very confused for a while there- I'm glad I'll be able to enjoy this game to the fullest now! :D 

This game is so endearing. Every character feels so genuine, I can't wait to keep playing.

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hey ummm this is going to be a long and personal comment but:

first of all, i fell in love immediately with the amazing graphic and soothing music and the fact that one could feel how passionate you are with the project. then i fell in love with the world you built, the characters, the way one could just live here day by day by catching critters, fishing and carrying a shovel around like a scrooge looking for more money into their 1000 coins collection. i know there's more to the game because i could see the farming and crops mechanics? but i'm happy to just live like an animal crossing character in a pixel world of lovable monsters. and i want to thank you for that :).

i uh, haven't been doing that well mentally with everything going on in the world, and i get overwhelmed very easily with my existence and such. so to have a place where i can just.. exist with no question ask (well not really, most of them still ask why did a human come here but to be fair, i'd ask too). i find it extremely relaxing and soothing to just come and fish or talk to people if i want to, and it helps that everyone kinda welcome me with open arms and it helps even more that Yggette seems to be extremely happy with me waking up every morning so she could say good morning to me. thank you for such sweet dialogue. it helps ease some stuff off my heart to see someone greets me with such genuine love.

i bought the game along with the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality and wasn't an itch.io user before but i made the account just so i could leave this comment. you made something beautiful with your hard work that brings comfort to others and i want to thank you for that, thank you very much for that. i'll be following your development and buy the game again here on itch.io since you mentioned that it 'benefits you more by allowing you a bigger cut of the purchase'. have a lovely year, Josh. 

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This is an unbelievable comment. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm going to print it out and tack it next to my computer so that I can always remember why games are important to make and play. Thank you.

there seems to be a glitch when i take a nap; the game won't let me wake up even after pressing z, so i have to wait the whole time for the next day to come

other than that, it's a very fun game and i can't wait for future updates! 

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Just passing by and i can really tell this is a passion project. Just wanted to wish you all the best with it. Looks like it will be a great game when u finish it. Looking forward to release. 

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This is such a kind thing to say. Thank you so much!

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Been watching this one for a while and finally picked it up today. I'm only an hour deep into it, but I've enjoyed everything so far. Just wanted to say thank you for making this game.

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That's great to hear! Hope you keep having fun with it <3

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