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Terror of the Vampire!

by Scavenger

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File size: 2.5 MB
Downloaded: 2,940 times
Graphics: 320x200, 8-bit (256 col)
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Release Date:
1 Jul 2017
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Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

In the vaguely 19th century, in vaguely Eastern Europe, a vampire menace grips the countryside! The menace of superstition and the belief that vampires exist!

Join Dr. Ego Goodmind, BHD, as he does research for his newest psychology book, The Empirical Vampirical. But is he in over his incredibly big head this time?

Featuring 8-bit graphics and MIDI music.
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Game Design
Game Design, Writing, Character Animation

AGS Awards Wins

Won, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2017

Won, Best Writing 2017

Won, Best Character Art 2017

Won, Best Animation 2017

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2017

Nominated, Best Character 2017

Nominated, Best Background Art 2017

Nominated, Best Programming 2017

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

Terror of the Vampire impresses with a well thought out story, fleshed out and interesting characters (the cook is the best!) and beautiful pixelart. And on top of that are some awesome graphics effects that are all done by manipulating pixels by code and not prerendered effects from whatever graphics manipulation program you have, all done by code. Sometimes our hero, Dr. Ego Goodmind is a bit too wordy in his character and the beginning of the game seems a bit aimless, but that's exactly how Dr. Ego Goodmind feels at this point while the story slowly build up. The actionpacked soundtrack reminds of the good old SNES aera games (just like the pixel effects do!) and the puzzles are varied and enganging! A small masterpiece in Adventure game development with quite some playtime, done in only one month, WOW!
Also the download of the game features concept art, character sketches, a cover poster (or poster cover) and some! What do you want more????

Also a Longplay of Terror of the Vampire can be found here (5+ parts over ~1 hour !!!)

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsskveSg8I
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcbGs1WXjQs
3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBXBwwWUOSc
4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1NE_EMW5ZU
5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mnXgfvinug

6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMhjbm2EZec

Part 6 is just the end credits with more awesome character art and sparkling graphics effects :
2017-08-20 07:51:55 by selmiak
Kickass graphics and animations, excellent dialogs (if sometimes long), good puzzles and catchy soundtrack - the game has it all! Every character has a distinctive personality and I liked their evolution. Well done Scavenger, Eggie and EHCB.
2017-07-31 10:16:31 by Creamy
wow just wow, amazing graphics, great animation and great story, congrats to the creators, and thank you for the effort put the game together.
2017-07-18 00:33:25 by Gendgi
Awesome, just awesome! Lovely art, lovely story, great puzzles and interesting game play and effects. (nod)
For me this game suffered of a lack of reactions/reply from hotspots, as I wanted to leave and couldn't understand why it just wouldn't leave. Also had some problem getting Ego into the kitchen as I clicked he would walk there, but then didn't exit to the kitchen.
I ended up doing stuff without knowing why I was doing them, and I never did get my supper! But was nice to be able to do the stuff "out of order"...
2017-07-14 20:45:14 by Cassiebsg
This game has truly fantastic story and atmosphere, and lots of heart to it, and despite being a humorous game with some very funny dialogues, the ending felt surprisingly touching and thought-provoking.
2017-07-12 13:21:32 by Blondbraid
Well, there is no doubt in my mind this game is at such a high standard, and perhaps I was lucky to play this after bugs had been ironed out but I will ignore them and focus on your game.
The graphics are wonderfully charming, and so much of it too. As with the graphics the characters and their dialogs fit the bill so perfectly.
I assume you made the music custom for the game? and its great, but I thought some of music distracted away from the atmosphere of the game, I think if you toned down the beats of one or two of them they would set more into the atmosphere of the game.
The work gone into this astounds me considering the time it had to be done in, and some of the effects seem to really be pushing AGS such as that amazing glass refraction.. just wow. I cant tell you how long i spend scrutinizing that refraction ;)
The composition of the rooms are top notch, and I really admire and am inspired by how you use the foreground layers to help compose your scenes.

I have not completed this game yet, but felt I had played more then enough to give feedback, so I may comment a bit more when I complete it fully.

Considering the clear amount of work gone into this in such a short space of time it is a true achievement you got it done. No reason why you cant make a few bob on this my making further improvements and expanding on it more.

Well done
2017-07-10 16:15:24 by Tycho Magnetic Anomaly
It was really a fun game and I liked everything about it. All the game-breaking bugs have been fixed in the latest release and the graphics, sounds, story, ending, all were good. Maybe slightly too much dialogue but it fits the character as well.
2017-07-10 06:52:35 by Kitty Trouble, LLC
Awesome game, and very funny. Graphics are stellar, animations are amazing, pretty much everything is amazing here. It's also got something to say, and a heart, beneath the cartoon exterior, which you can't say about every game. Five overweight rodents out of five! :D
2017-07-08 04:42:41 by SilverSpook
A fine game with poignant message, lots of lovely animations and the characters are great so they are so they are.
2017-07-07 06:49:52 by Stupot
A great game, with plenty of funny moments. The graphics and animations are fantastic, especially the character portraits. The puzzles are also very good and the story is actually fairly poignant beneath the jokes. Despite the bugs present on first release, the game still delivers in an enjoyable and very funny way.
2017-07-06 13:44:54 by Riaise
This was a fun little game that does have a few bugs here and there that can crash the game but it is possible to work around them and finish the game.
2017-07-05 13:17:29 by Michael2968
Quite funny game here. I didn't get far (due to some dang bug crashing and shutting the game down). But otherwise it was good. Interesting spin as well. Hopefully a fixed up version might appear soon so I can see the ending (and any other funny stuff). Good effort from Scavenger here.
2017-07-04 00:11:46 by DBoyWheeler
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