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  Monster Crown has battled its way to Steam Early Access today
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

July 31, 2020 - Monster Crown launched in Steam Early Access today. The dark monster taming game has been in development since 2016 by Studio Aurum, a devoted one-person developer from Canada. Studio Aurum got the inspiration for Monster Crown from classic monster games such as Dragon Warrior Monster 2, Keitai Denjū Telefang and the first two generations of Pokémon.



Title: Monster Crown              

Platform: Steam®

Developer: Studio Aurum

Genre: Monster Taming RPG

Release Date: 31 July, 2020

Hashtag: #MonsterCrown


Trailer: Watch | Download   

Interview: Read

Press kit: Download

Store link: Steam page

Inquiries: E-mail 

Code requests: Form

About Monster Crown

Unravel Crown Island’s dark, cruel 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.


SOEDESCO® is a worldwide publisher of both digital and physical games on multiple platforms. The company was founded in 2002, with its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Their portfolio includes titles such as Monstrum, Owlboy, Among the Sleep, Remothered: Tormented Fathers and Teslagrad. SOEDESCO also publishes their own IPs including Truck Driver®, Adam's Venture®, and Real Farm.

More information about SOEDESCO® and its products can be found on the company's website, or by following @SOEDESCO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Studio Aurum 

Studio Aurum is an indie development studio based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada formed by Jason Walsh in 2016. After a fan monster design contest, the leading entry by Shad Schwarck was so impressive Jason extended an offer to Shad to join Studio Aurum to which he excitedly accepted. Since then they've been developing the upcoming monster taming game Monster Crown, working with musicians Gameonion and Alex Naivera along the way.