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Monster Crown
Monster Crown Logo.png
Windows, Mac, Steam OS + Linux, Nintendo Switch Digital Download (Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch Physical Release on the 2nd November!)
Indie, Action, Adventure, RPG, Open World, Fantasy, Turn-Based Combat,
Early Access Release Date
31st July 2020
Release Date
October 12th 2021

Monster Crown is an Indie Action Adventure RPG currently in development by Studio Aurum and published by SODESCO. Development began in February 2016, with the game being officially released on Steam and via digital download on the Nintendo eshop on October 12th 2021.


Monster Crown began development in February 2016. Initially, it went under the working title of 'Crowns'.


Jason Patrick Walsh[edit]

Main article: Jason Patrick Walsh

Shad Schwarck[edit]

Main article: Shad Schwarck

Music Team[edit]

Main article: Music Team

Character Designers[edit]

Main article: Character Designers


Monster Crown is inspired by various other Monster Taming game series, including Dragon Quest Monsters, Keitai Denjuu Telefang and Pokémon.


After more than 2 years of development, Monster Crown's Kickstarter campaign went live on April 10th 2018. The campaign reached its initial goal of raising $5,000 in under 28 hours of its release.

A total of 2,921 people backed the campaign, raising a total of $45,415 for the game. 12 of the 14 stretch goals that were announced were met, unlocking:

  • $6,000 - Extended Soundtrack
  • $7,500 - Surprise Monster Designers
  • $8,500 - Cross-Platform Cloud Saves
  • $10,000 - Make Your Own Private Island
  • $15,000 - The Mirror Enigma Challenge
  • $22,000 - Artbook Upgraded to Player's Guide
  • $24,000 - Hewston Gene Lab
  • $26,000 - Monster Costumes
  • $28,000 - Full Spanish Language Translation
  • $30,000 - My Card Collections (Procedural Mini Dungeons)
  • $35,000 - Monthly Tournaments/Champ
  • $40,000 - Perma-Death Mode

Acquiring A Publisher[edit]

On February 9th 2019 it was announced on Monster Crown's YouTube Channel that SODESCO would be Monster Crown's publisher. In the video, lead developer Jason Walsh said: 'After the Kickstarter a few different publishers contacted us, which was great, and definitely flattering. But we wanted to make sure that if we worked with a publisher, while they can bring a lot to the table, we wanted to be 100% sure that they got our vision, and didn’t want to make any changes that went against our vision for the game.' He went on to say: 'we found the great publishers at SODESCO really got our vision for Monster Crown, and had a huge interest in the genre in general.'

Private Beta[edit]

Monster Crown's Private Beta was launched on March 8th 2019 to the 'Monster Designer' tier backers. The Private Beta included the first two chapters of the game. In a Steam update posted the day before the launch, it was said that: 'The game is being tested & polished extensively, but we're looking for some hands-on time from fans to confirm we're on the right track and the game feels and is as fun as it can be...Player feedback will be used to determine how close we are and if additional work must be done to make the game fun, fair and balanced.

We're starting with the Kickstarter Monster Designers and, based on the results and feedback determine if and how we'll extend this group to more Monster Tamers and possibly add additional chapters of the game to the Beta for your enjoyment.'

Closed Beta[edit]

Monster Crown's Closed Beta launched on the 24th February 2020 to all of the Kickstarter backers $10 tier and above. It was later identified that there was a problem with the default key bindings not being set up properly, causing players to be unable to navigate their character or the menu. This issue was quickly fixed.

Early Access[edit]

Monster Crown was released in Early Access on the 31st July 2020.

Official Release[edit]

On August 5th 2021 it was announced on Monster Crown's Steam and YouTube channel that the game would be officially released on October 12th 2021. This would include a digital and physical release, with the game also becoming newly available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

On the 28th September 2021, an article published on the SODESCO website informed players that the game would be releasing to PS4 and Xbox One on the later date of 2nd November 2021, shortly after its official release on Steam and the Nintendo eshop. It also confirmed that pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch version would open on that day, and would run until it's official launch on October 12th.

On October 12th 2021 Monster Crown announced its official release to Steam and through digital download on the Nintendo eshop on Twitter and through a Launch Trailer posted to the game's YouTube channel. SODESCO also made an article about the game's launch.

Physical Release[edit]

Monster Crown is set to have a physical version release on the 2nd November 2021.

Official Description[edit]

Unravel Crown Island’s dark story as you create your own monster legacy. With a history of sadistic rulers and heroic saviors, the island faces another threat in the form of a malicious young woman seeking power. It’s up to you and the monsters you make pacts with to prevent the return of tyranny. Will your decisions make you a savior or a dark messiah?


  • Make pacts with monsters to receive their protection in return for shelter.
  • Breed and fuse over 200 base monsters to create your own new species.
  • Travel across Crown Island with your monster allies to uncover a dark world.
  • Make a pivotal decision that will drastically change the ending and post-game.
  • Play online to battle and trade, and have your new species reach across the globe!

Available Languages[edit]

Monster Crown is currently available to play in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish - Spain
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese - Brazil
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish - Latin America

System Requirements[edit]

OS Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7
Processor Intel/AMD
Memory 2 GB RAM
Graphics Integrated Graphics
DirectX Version 9.0
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 2 GB available space
Mac OS X
Storage 2 GB available space
Additional Notes DirectX 11 Emulation support required (OpenGL)
SteamOS + Linux
OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor Intel/AMD
Memory 2 GB RAM
Graphics Integrated Graphics
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 2 GB available space
Nintendo Switch Digital Download
Download Size 3347.00 MB






  • Monster Crown initially went under the working title of 'Crowns'.
  • The game's cover art was a collaboration between Jason Walsh and the team at SODESCO. SODESCO created the background art, whilst Walsh created the art of the player and monsters.