As I told Leora: "My story is about a cat that wants to save a human village. :D"
Village and town are used interchangeably. I suppose you could say the village is developing into a town in the time frame of the story.
The "At Night" page is pretty much the same for every path.
Each path sheds light on different aspects of Cat and his backstory (as well as everyone else's), so reading through 2/5 endings will give you a decent picture. Every choice offers its own unique path with the exception of one or two. There are 5 Epilogues and 1 Stupid Ending. Diminishing humanity, hunger, insanity, and darkness all feature in this storygame.