Today is the 3rd birthday of Monster Prom, and past the half birthday of Monster Camp. This morning, the developers released information on the upcoming work-in-progress game; Monster Roadtrip: A Roadmap. In a tweet, Quijano (a developer from the MonProm games) announced that the team decided that today is the 1st production month of the upcoming game.
In the kickstarter released today, there were some concepts about the game. The biggest change to this game is the genre. Monster Prom and Monster Camp have been regarded as a multiplayer dating simulator by the fans and the developers want to propose a change of drifting away from the dating sim mechanics. Beautiful Glitch describes the core of the MonProm games as the journey and not specifically if you score a date. Another twist is that all the players share the same stats. The goal is to not let the stats reach zero; once a stat reaches zero then the trip suddenly ends and the player loses. This will be a big change as it affects the run duration.
The plans for retreat is thinking about whether to add a strategy layer and possibly a survival layer to Monster Roadtrip: A Roadmap. The narrative adventure from the previous two games will still remain. Even the gameplay between players will change. The plan is that players will have more chances to interact to add to the high stakes. While there were a few mechanics in the previous games that would help raise/lower relationship stats the new game wants to put more emphasis on player interaction.
Possible New Editions
A new addition in the works will be a tutorial for the game since it would be more of a survival game. Adding onto the new features there will possibly be more locations (50-60 stops) compared to the previous games 5-6 locations. In contrast, the main characters from the previous two games will be returning but as NPCs with the game focusing on Scott and Polly this time around.
The goal of Monster Roadtrip: A Roadmap is to be a fresh new game. It won’t be as complex with the new outfits, NPCs, and special hidden things but it wants to be a fresh game in the series. The plan is to reuse many of the old NPCs (with most of them being in 1-time cameos along the way). As stated before, the plan of Monster Roadtrip: A Roadmap is a change in genre. It’s a road trip adventure and while it won’t be a dating sim there still will be some romantic endings that can be obtained.
This is the official first month of development for Monster Roadtrip: A Roadmap. Beautiful Glitch even mentions that anything they wrote in their Kickstarter could be discarded and warn fans to not get too attached to anything until more development comes along. Beautiful Glitch also plans on sharing news of the game every 3-4 months than the previous 2 months from before.