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It’s rough moving into a new city, and it’s even rougher being the only human in town–but taking over your aunt’s bakery in the middle of the city could be the solution to all your financial woes… if you can keep the place above water! But how hard could it be to run a bakery? If only you had a partner or something to help you out…

Monstra City Bakery is a dating game that includes:

  • three bachelorettes, three bachelors, and three nonbinary bachelorennes for you to get to know and romance as you make your home in Monstra City
  • accessibility for players with low/no vision
  • choosable name and pronouns for the player character: yes, you can be nonbinary
  • all characters dateable by all player genders (of course you can be gay)
  • no gender-locked routes--no need to be called the wrong pronouns just to date the monster of your dreams
  • a dateable giant spider
  • so, so many baked goods. Just, like, so many

In this demo, the game's entire intro and three first dates are playable--Callaneiro, the gorgon; Andy, the werewolf-vampire hybrid; and Malketh, the literal giant spider!

Please email me at monstracitybakery@gmail.com if you have any issues!

  • Clicking, hitting enter, or hitting space will all advance text forward.
  • Press V to enable the built-in screen reader and additional audio description.
  • Hit H or the middle mouse button to hide the text box so you can look deeply and soulfully into the eyes of your monster of choice with no distractions.
  • If you've got audio description on, you can use the arrow keys to and the enter key to navigate and click.
  • Use the scroll wheel to rewind if you miss something!

The final game is going to have more stuff, including but not limited to:

  • Character creator--make your bakersona!
  • Partial voice acting!
  • More music--the score isn't finished!
  • Achievements!
  • Minigames?!

Check out our blog here!

Follow us on Twitter!

Check out our Patreon here to get cool MCB stuff, like access to our Discord server, as well as physical merch like stickers and acrylic charms!

StatusIn development
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(132 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsCute, dating, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Monsters, Romance
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityBlind friendly
LinksBlog, Twitter, Homepage, Patreon


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MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.7-mac.zip 361 MB
MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.7-pc.zip 379 MB

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Is there a known release date? 

What was actually updated? There's no devlog... 

Deleted 193 days ago

just a bug fix!

on the first choice between Callaneiro, Andy, and Doomwing I get this error page that I have to close the game and restart it. I have redownloaded the newest version to make sure it wasn't a bug previously fixed. 

oh dear. Things are falling apart left and right, huh? Something must have broken with the latest update. I fixed one thing and another thing broke! Fortunately, this one is an easy fix. I'll have it fixed momentarily and I'll let you know when the new version is up. Thank you for letting me know! 

Thank you I can't wait to stream it again <3

Fixed! Thank you for your patience.

Hm, when going to the College I get the following error:


I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:

  File "game/script.rpy", line 1501, in <module>

NameError: name 'Been' is not defined

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:

  File "script.rpyc", line 1501, in script

  File "E:\Just stay out\Games\monstra-city-bakery\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1832, in execute

    if renpy.python.py_eval(condition):

  File "E:\Just stay out\Games\monstra-city-bakery\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2059, in py_eval

    return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals)

  File "E:\Just stay out\Games\monstra-city-bakery\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2052, in py_eval_bytecode

    return eval(bytecode, globals, locals)

  File "game/script.rpy", line 1501, in <module>

NameError: name 'Been' is not defined



Monstra City Bakery! v1.2.4

Sun Apr 17 19:24:10 2022


that's very interesting! Thank you for the trace back. I'll look into it. I haven't seen this error before, so im not sure what happened!

Did you go anywhere before you went to the college? 

Nope. Though it seems to happen whenever I go to the college for the introductions. Haven't tried extensively if if happens with going to every area before going to College though.

that's very strange indeed. I'm going to look into it tomorrow morning and update the game with a fix if I can track down what's going wrong. I'll let you know--thank you for the bug report!

In the meantime try visiting somewhere else before you go to the college.

Also, this probably doesn't have anything to do with it, but just in case: what is your baker's name?

Martin Visser, and uses he/him pronouns.


sorry it's been a while, Martin. Some stuff in my life exploded and I haven't been able to get to it until now. Hang tight, I'm digging in to try and see what the issue is now.


Okay. Download the new version now and see if it works.

Same here! I went to other places first, and got this error when I tried to go to the College. My baker’s name is Eden Najera, they/them.

alright, this is really weird. Would you mind posting the error log?

I’m sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code: File “game/script.rpy”, line 1501, in <module> NameError: name ‘Been’ is not defined

– Full Traceback ————————————————————

Full traceback: File “script.rpyc”, line 1501, in script File “C:\Users\Lita\ItchGames\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\ast.py”, line 1832, in execute if renpy.python.py_eval(condition): File “C:\Users\Lita\ItchGames\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\python.py”, line 2059, in py_eval return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals) File “C:\Users\Lita\ItchGames\MonstraCityBakery-v1.2.4-pc\renpy\python.py”, line 2052, in py_eval_bytecode return eval(bytecode, globals, locals) File “game/script.rpy”, line 1501, in <module> NameError: name ‘Been’ is not defined

Windows-8-6.2.9200 Ren’Py Monstra City Bakery! v1.2.4 Thu May 05 19:11:13 2022

Okay! Please try to download the new version and see if it works now.

I made it to the college! ty <3

I love this so much. AMAZING.

Pty gud

adorable in every way!! is this game gonna be nsfw btw? ( absolutely fine if not im completely happy with that ) i love malkreth alot and andy is like my soulmate! his adorable puns and the finger guns are soo good! no other words then just mwah. perfect. will be waiting for the full game! 

The game is amazing! I had a lot of fun while playing, the art is very beautiful and all the characters are adorable, I will definitely look forward to the full game<33

I loved playing the Demo! I love the whole story and the characters are very likeable, my favorite is Andy and hopefully there will be a full game where I can continue his story but I'm also interested in seeing more of the other characters. I hope someday there's a full game so I can get my dance with the Yeti! ;D


i want you to know that meeting malkreth almost made me CRY. shes just so kind and such a sweetheart, i want to hug her so much!! oh man, i just. 🥺 im excited to get to know the rest, great job on this game!


Oh I never commented, that's a crime. This game is so super cute and all the characters are so, so charming. I can not wait to play the full game, I know it'll be a wonderful experience. For people just checking out this page: I can't recommend trying this game enough, the story is well worth it!


I love this game so much, all the characters have their own charm and the bakery idea is so cute <3 I've always wanted to see an otome/visual novel with a bakery theme and then with monsters too?? Perfection.


o. m. g! i'm in love with all these chars! they all have distinct personalities without feeling like copies or blending into each other. it's honestly hard to pick a favorite! malketh is a sweetheart. she reminds me of my grandma. :)


when is the next update? 

The demo is super fun! Got me super curious about the characters and what's happening with them. Loved Andy so much!


Loved the Demo, the characters were sweet cute, and relatable I would like the non-romance options to be a little kinder. For example with the snakes I wanted to say, "I am not looking to start a romance with you but your snakes are not an issue and I do want to be friends if that doesn't make you too uncomfortable." but it was only yes, we'll see, or no snakes are too offputting.




I AINT JOKING WHEN IM SAYING I LOVE THE DEMO AND CANT WAIT FOR THE FULL GAME , i am willing to play over and over again the game because i fell in love with everyone


OH MY GOOODD! I love this sooo much! How did the game know that I was in a committed relationship with SESSHOMARU?! I feel so called out but that made me smile SO wide! I love it. I love this game so much. SO MUCH!


Aaah this game is so cute! All of the characters are so charming and I love the personality of the baker. I enjoyed the demo very much.


I love this game so much, I can't wait for an update! :)


Andy is so precious, I can't handle it.


im so in love with this game. me and my buddies played it in my discord server and all loved it


is the full game gonna be free


I love this game so much already! The characters are so wonderful and I love the backgrounds! :D I'm so happy that I've found this,


*clutches chest* My heart! I can't handle it! 

How do you expect me to choose just one!?!?


I'm totally in love! like... Ahhhh, I'm in love.

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That hugeass jumping spider is SO CUTE. I didn't think that would have been one of the romances ahah

Don't ever romance girl characters, but damn she is cute I might do her route.

Also, art is nice. Cool monsters.


Just finished playing through the demo, and Callaneiro is the most adorable thing ever!


God save our bog queen.
Long live our bog queen
God save our queen!


pls more of it 


Hang tight--the full game is in development! The denizens of Monstra City can't wait to spend some more time with you!


ok i can wait ...and one more thing the spider really give me a first shock of my life it was so big my heart just stopped for a few seconds i really hate spiders but i know it's just a game but i like it


It is SUPER CUTE!!!! And I can't believe that I'm falling in love with a spider!


Wonderful and witty...also it's clear the protagonist is very into monsters from the get-go.


I liked the demo, however I never got to date the yeti, And that bothered me greatly...

You'll just have to wait for the full game ;)


I really, really loved the demo, to an extent that surprised me! I've played a lot of indie visual novels and dating sims and stuff, and I generally enjoy them but a lot of time the actual writing is just... fine? Like it doesn't grab me, but it does the job. But something about how this is written is just... SO good?? Like it's all so charming and fun to read and all the characters are so good and likeable (besides Aulus, but that's clearly purposeful, and I'm curious to learn more about them).

So yeah, huge fan of this already, very much looking forward to the full game whenever it comes out! I'm gonna date every one of these loveable dorks, even (especially) the one that wanted to literally eat me before I gave her a donut hole.


So excited for the full game! Addicted already!!

I am in love with this game already. The character designs are fantastic and the writing is charming as hell, I can't wait to see more!


I can't wait for the full game. This looks super cute! I love the idea of running a bakery. The intro hit close to home especially the college debt. Rip a life of a college student. 

This game is absolutely adorable, I love the atmosphere and tone. And I adore all the characters already~ I can't wait for the full version!~

This game was so very cute! There's so much soul in every bit of it, the characters are all adorable and the art is lovely and I love the representation everywhere! I can't wait to see more of it~

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