Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bloodlust: Vampire Shadowhunter

There are precious few specifically vampire games out there, given the size of the genre as a whole, fewer still where you play the vampire and feed. Enter the game – currently in development – Bloodlust: Vampire Shadowhunter.

This is an indie game and promises a non-linear single player role playing game. The basic story is as follows:

”Varic and Vista, two silent, dark, and solitary "ShadowHunters" find themselves resurrected into a lost city terrorized by the all-powerful "Emperor" Ranior, a monstrous vampire lord. Haunted by visions of darkness and tormented by their ghosts from the past, Varic and Vista struggle daily, though they always continue to move forward. With each victory they grow stronger, increasing bloodline and skills in the "Dark Arts", but all at the cost of their humanity. With each new bloodline, they find themselves turning more into the vampiric monsters they were resurrected to destroy. In the end, their great power will be challenged only by themselves, as they will have to face the source of their own immortality and decide whether to embrace the darkness or destroy it.

“What would you choose?”

There is a demo online and, having played it, I am thoroughly looking forward to the full game being developed. Now, a word of caution, the game is an indie development and, as such, it isn’t as graphically polished as perhaps some games out there from the big studies. That said, it still looks pretty darn good. The game demo and more details can be found here. My thanks to Everlost and Vampire News for putting me on to this. I’ll leave you with a gameplay video:

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