A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Collect, train and battle monsters in lovely side-view pixel world!

The Kickstarter is over and was an success! We are still accepting late backers via paypal till the beta in February/March 2019.

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Game Description:

As the youngest heir of an ancient bloodline of proud Monster Keepers, you step out into the world to follow in your ancestors' footsteps. You will gather a party of monsters to grow and train. Meanwhile, a series of unsettling events worries the experienced Keepers of the Monster Sanctuary. This is the beginning of a journey to unravel the cause of this mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.

Monster Sanctuary is the idea of combining monster collecting, turn based combat and metroidvania-like exploration. Any monster you encounter can become a part of your own party. Additional monsters provide a lot of tactical options in combat or allow you to overcome certain obstacles to explore new areas.

Every monster has a unique skill tree. This lets you individualize your monster to pursue different strategies. Feeding and equipping your monsters to improve their stats further emphasizes this aspect.

The combo system gives additional depth to the combat. Each individual hit increases the damage of the next moves within the same combat turn. The loot system challenges you to find the quickest and most efficient way to end a battle - rewarding you with better loot. Grind and find the best combo to earn the rarest monster eggs!


Monster Sanctuary v0_2_8.zip 37 MB
Monster Sanctuary v0_2_8 Linux.zip 53 MB
Monster Sanctuary v0_2_8 Mac.zip 38 MB

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This game is absolutely amazing. I can only recommend it and wish for sequels and updates.

This Game is Amazing and so much fun, I love the simple and easy to understand combat, and the artwork is amazing, I love every aspect of this game, and everything is perfectly balanced!

gave me a terraria vibe along with pokemon with its own little twists to make the player have a unique experience unlike other games,amazing

This game is pretty neato. I had a lot of fun with the turn based mechanics and can't wait to see this get developed further! :D

can i get the madeye monster?

Awesome mix of genres wrapped in gorgeous pixel art!


i literally LOVED this game! i highly recommend it!

such a beautiful game

Does Moi Rai Games have an Public Development Road map out? Something for the user-base to see the general % of the completed game?

Hat Moi Rai Games eine Public Development Road Map? Etwas für die Benutzerbasis, um die allgemeinen% des abgeschlossenen Spiels zu sehen?

A great monster training game like pokemon, digimon world or monster rancher

I recommend this game a lot!

Just released the second demo version here and also launched the Kickstarter for the project!


Good game...

Played trough the game, and overall, really great . Nice art, game concept, even the soundtrack is on point! Looking forward to the full release. Despite this, I had some problems (bugs) while playing. If you run straight on the wall beside the first chest (on the mountain pass), the game will stop responding. Also, during some battles, if you check the buff info, the game will also stop responding. Still, this game is preety worth  a 10/10  rating. Great game!

Me and the kiddo had a lot of fun with this one, reminds me of the snes rpg games with a touch of pokemon.

Ok, played through the entire thing, and REALLY liking it...

Just one thing, we NEED an option to swap out monster skills (a little more customization mostly)

Or maybe upgrading monster skills (say with unused eggs?)

Made a video

Pls do for mac os x

i would rather pay for this game 40 euro than on the toad game on switch, is a switchport in plan?


yeah i plan to do it as a stretch goal for the upcoming kickstarter. I would love to have the game on the switch :)

I've been following this game for over two years now when I first found gifs of it on Imgur. I downloaded the demo on Steam a while back and absolutely loved the game! It's everything I've ever wanted it to be. When this game finally does release in full, I hope there will be some kind of ultimate collectors edition because the developers deserve every penny! 11/10


thanks, thats very motivating! :)

Good effort on making this game. I don't usually like these types of game but this one is very fun and enjoyable.

This is pretty fun. Usually don't go for these types of games but I'm getting into it. Prob do a few more videos, pending on how long the demo is. Keep up the good work.

Hey, thanks for doing the nice video! :)

Rather enjoyed it, covers some of the better aspects of metroid style games with a fun turn based combat that is pretty balanced