Devolver Digital and Vagabond Dog have revealed the excellently named Always Sometimes Monsters.
Always Sometimes Monsters is “an unconventional RPG about life, love, and the lengths that we will go to find happiness in both.” You play 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.”
You can choose from characters of different genders, races, and sexual orientations, and you try to help them overcome the challenges in their path by making all sorts of ethical and moral decisions. Deal with prejudice, work honestly or lie to make a little more money, start and end relationships as you so choose, etc. It sounds rather harrowing, but I admit to being highly intrigued by a game that looks at how desperation can affect personal morality.
Always Sometimes Monsters is due out in spring 2014. Four screenshots are below.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.