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Allen thought he had his life all figured out. He just graduated university and was headed off to med school. Then a strange letter arrives from a grandfather he never knew. He's pulled onto a new path toward a strange mansion filled with even stranger creatures.  

These fantasy beings shouldn't even exist--and yet, they're somehow familiar. Allen has no time for mysteries, but when he tries to leave he realizes he's trapped, and so are the magical monsters! Allen must solve the mystery of his own past while learning magic by "bonding" to one of the fantasy creatures.  Otherwise he'll never get free!

An adults only tale of magic and love between man and monster with art by the famous bara artist Jouvru!  Will Allen escape the magical mansion and continue the life he planned--or has his entire world been turned upside-down?  

  • Featuring Animated 3D Character  Sprites
  • Static Sprite Option for Slower Computers
  • Each Love Interest has a Monster Form!
  • Includes 40 CGs by the Esteemed Artist Jouvru!
  • Five Routes Including Slagathor!
  • A Beautiful Original Sound Track of 15 Songs!
  • Over 200,000 Words of Story!
  • Numerous 18+ CGs Throughout!
  • 19 Possible Endings!
  • Press 'v' to Have Dialogue Read Out Loud

Slower or older computers will need to play with the static sprite option selected.

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Y Press Games
Updated 1 day ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jan 17, 2023
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(66 total ratings)
AuthorsY Press Games, Nautilus
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsAdult, Bara, bl, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, NSFW, Yaoi
Average sessionA few hours
LinksCommunity, Patreon, Steam, Twitter, Twitter


Buy Now$29.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $29.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Dear Monster Game for PC and Linux 1 GB
Dear Monster Game Mac 1 GB
Dear Monster Strategy Guide 466 kB
if you pay $39.98 USD or more
Dear Monster Art Book 11 MB
if you pay $49.97 USD or more
Dear Monster Sound Track 28 MB
if you pay $59.96 USD or more

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Dear Monster Demo for PC or Linux 664 MB
Dear Monster Demo for Mac 628 MB

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Mid september, any news on slagathor's route?


Almost done.





the visuals are beautiful but i think the game really suffered from having all of these hand drawn visuals cuz i just think there's so many missing CGI. there's literally scenes where its just text and background. that being said its a solid 3.5/5 for me.

I really loved playing this game and really expecting our sexy and manly orc route.

I have also a question, has the ideas of a harem route is no more possible ? Because I looked forward this idea because it's the only game were you wanted to do this and the harem route are for me in game the definition of the ultimate Happy ending.

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Well slagathor route be out this summer

Any update on the Slagathor route?

It should be out before October this year.


I am SO looking forward to my Beloved Chef's route 
All the stories are amazing this far! 
Keep up the great work <3


Are you capable of choosing Allen's position or is it predetermined for each route?


Amazing I love this game finished it now all I need is our Orc <3


I fell for that cocky Red dragon the First Time he pinned us to the ground 🀣


I just finished your game today, what a treat it was!! I'll just start off by saying what we are all thinking: the art is amazing. That's some true display of quality and skill, I expected nothing less from you guys. The UI is nice and clean.  The writing is very good, no cringe, no grammar mistakes that I could see. The plot comes together nicely, and the mc feels consistent throughout all routes.

I don't know if you guys have multiple writers for the love interests or not, but I just want to shake Imbriss' writer's hand. He's my favorite and I love him. I picked him first for a reason, he feels so damn authentic, like he's a real person. The writing is good for him man, he's blunt, no bullshit or hidden agendas/manipulation, what you see is what you get. He's assertive, he's actually made me chuckle once or twice cuz he's just funny man lol.  I had trouble because of this, whilst I was doing other routes he shows up and straight up says ''You'll see you made a mistake choosing this guy over me and when it happens come to me,'' and I was like I know just lead the way :(

If I had to rate the boys: Imbriss>Momo>Faeryn>Hikmat

Momo is gonna wild on you at the start and you'll go wth did you just make me do you little b, but I liked the journey. Him lowering his walls in the end and letting mc know the real him. Faeryn's was ok. Nothing wrong per se, but the whole protective/wholesome boy/always proper and nice thing he's got going on just isn't my type. Hikmat's is just... a little boring for me personally, but maybe others will like it.

I can't wait to play other titles from you guys, keep up the good work!!

Thank you!  :D

how long would you say each route was


It took me 7 hours to get every ending of every route.


Just a bit of love from me! 

Thank you once again for some great work, amazing communication and just doing what you do. Always happy to support your work. 

I am only 2 routes in and you've already surprised me and given me more than I had expected. You made me laugh out loud and have a teary eye.

So thank you and all the best.

Thank you so much!!! 


Hi, I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything... I've done all the routes, but the location spell results are all the same, even when all the characters are in synch and know what's up? I was kind of disappointed that doing the 4th route didn't reveal anything new in the endings. (trying to avoid spoilers)


This will be resolved in the Slagathor route!


ok, thank you!


Oh thank heavens, I thought I messed up somehow. I even had to force myself through Faeryn's story. (sorry, honey, but I'm just not into you or unicorns in general. ^^')


Lol I'm with you on Faeryn. His evil ending was more interesting to me for how horrific it was. But I did him third so I'd have Imbriss during the "true" ending (πŸ˜”) and it was pretty funny seeing Faeryn insulting/criticizing Imbriss after... all that. Pot, kettle, etc.

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Yeah, Faeryn's route is interesting...as it tries to present Imbress and Momo as these horrible people. Yet they are my two favorites and both great characters.  Imbress is still me true 'ending' guy. I wanted to hug him so bad after Faeryn made him play bad guy (twice! geez, leave my fire lizard alone!)

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Out of Memory Error if You Fast Forward Too Long With Animations On

Hi Everyone!
If you get an error during fast forwarding, please click 'ignore'. The Live2D sprites can overload ram if you fast forward too much. Rest assured, it's not an error with the game, but rather asking for too much too fast from your system. This is a known issue and we have tried to reduce the Live 2D file sizes as much as possible to avoid this.

If the error persists too often, please choose the static sprite option for game play.

Is the only way to turn on/off the sprite animations in the beginning of the walkthrough? Since I don't see an option to do so in the menu. I would honestly like if I could turn it on and off as I'm playing depending on the moment (sometimes it runs really nice and smooth, but other moments not so much, so the choice to do so would help I think)


This was our preference also, but it's not possible to switch between static an animated in a single save due to the Ren'py game engine.


Oh I see! No worries and thanks for answering <33

πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ’• yay 3 more days!!


Can you play with Allen completely Bottom or Top in a  single playthrough?


No.  He's reversible in most routes.


oh oh oh?? anyways sir-


wasnt that supposed to be released on October? Why the delay?

what is suppose to be?

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I thought so too I had it marked on my calendar  for today lol. Planned release date on steam seems to be 9 Jan, 2023 though


that was changed too... pushed the release date. I think they try to work on too many games at once and cant keep up


When our artist exhibited signs of burn-out we gave them time off.   It's customary for release dates to change multiple times during the development cycle.  We try to be a no crunch company.


Hi, can i ask about top and bottom with love interests? Does Allen always be top or bottom based on love interests or we can choose to be both?


Awww I'm really sad because no Android version and i was really excited for this when i saw it πŸ₯²


Ikr πŸ₯² and couldn't play it through joiplay


windows 11 64bit is not working to play this game?

Please select the option to play with animations turned off.  

I realy enjoy the Demo! Will it be posseble to buy the full game here on itch.io too? Beceause german lwas says steam has no propper age check and so i cannot buy it from there when it is finnisched.

Yes!  We'll offer it here as well.


Same for me, which is why I also buy the games from itch.io now.


will the game has partial voice acting since the full voice acting goal wasn't reached? super excited for this game!


Hi Cookie, we no longer do partial voice acting on any of our games for reasons we can't go into.


Aww, that's so disappointing :(



I know this depends on funding but I was wondering if the orc route has been funded yet?

I am totally willing to donate to help with funding, if there is still a chance


Hi! There is still time to fund the Kickstarter. The first stretch goal (threesome scene) has been met and we're working on the orc stretch goal now. Here's the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ypressgames/dear-monster?ref=aor1ty&token=c...

Will it be available to android? And does the demo playable in Android via joiplay?


We do not support Android as a platform for our games.  Sorry!


damn imbriss scroll is 350 crying..


imbriss only top? Can he bottom?

Imbriss can top and bottom :)

so we can top him in the game?

Yes :)


So happy :))

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Hello, I totally love the demo and will purchcase the full version. But please fix the animations in the fullscreen mode for the MAC version I would love to see them and don't have the problem they don't work correctly. They bug around and don't load right something like that. But you killed me with Faeryn and Hikmat. Im a big fan of the agyptian history and the gods... he totally reminds me of one of those gods. Mostly of Anubis whom I love!!! Also Faeryn because I love Unicorns and Horses. Yours -RZ- 

Thank you for reporting this, and thank you for the kind words!  Is it possible your system doesn't have a fast enough processor?  The minimum is 2.3 ghz.  We have had hundreds of Mac downloads of the demo and have not had any other reports like this.


Sorry for answering so late. I had not realised that you had answered. Fun Fact, I see your answer and am sick with the bloody corona virus, luckliy I'm vaccinated three times. :P I checked my MAC and found out it has 3,2GHz as an proccessor. But it uses Catalina as an OS and this OS doesn't like 32bit games. I can't play many games because they run on 32bit. I always get the notification that 'Your current mac-os Version can't process 32-bit games'  if I want to play some games from my Steam Account... so I think probably that is the main issue. That means no animations for me.Β―\_(γƒ…)_/Β― Than it works without a hitch. The MAC is also more than 6 years old and second hand. Before I got it was only a office PC so it is probably not suited for those games. Thanks anyway but I will enjoy and love it even if the animations don't work. :)  

Yours -RZ-

Hi RZ,

You have both the 32 bit version of the game, and the regular version in your Itch Download.  Click the Icon that doesn't have -32 next to it and this should solve your problem.

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Hello YPress Games,

Thank you!!! Yours RZ


Time to add Faeryn to my list of light-haired, oceanic-eyed, pretty boy faves! Honestly can't live without 'em! :D


Loooove Slagathor. I really hope the stretch goal is met so he's included.


Well, I'm already hooked! I liked Imbriss and Momo the most but I guess they are definitely my type XD I can't wait to see more of this game.


Love sexy hunk creatures


This game only has one bara character based off the profiles and pictures but is listed as a bara game. Will it be adding more characters or does it have others that aren't shown?


I think you are confused about the meaning of bara. As a genre it really just means it is gay content made primarily for a gay audience, as opposed to yaoi which is gay content primarily made for a straight female audience.

Bara doesn't just mean beefy, hairy guys.


I want to know their age and height.

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This looks so good and Imbriss 's design is 😍 They all look so amazing


Another quality assured visual novel from YPress! So far I like Slagator appearance the most! :) 

Do a android version pls


use joiplay

Can u teach me how cause I can't use joiplay, somehow i cannot unzip the file because of Android 11 system T_T


Then you need to download ZArchiver app. Open it go to downloads press long on the zip. It will give you choices. After you extract the zip open joiplay and add the game. While choosing the .exe game file if it exists, choose the one says 32 not 64. The app crashes to some games with animations. Choosing 32 one helped me 1-2 times.  (I haven't tried joiplay with this game.) 

Hi can i ask if you already played this game via joiplay? 😭 I can't play the demo using that, i already followed your advice but still can't play it. 


No I haven't used joiplay for this game yet. Some of the Γ—64 games don't work on joiplay I don't really know the reason  πŸ˜… 

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