White Wolf Studios, the creators of Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse game series, has released two new interactive fiction titles, its first new releases in that genre in over a decade.
First up, the newest Vampire game is Vampire: The Masquerade: We Eat Blood. Coming 13 years after the release of Vampire: The Requiem in 2004, it’s another entry in their rebooted Chronicles of Darkness game lines. Written and illustrated by Zak Sabbath and Sarah Horrocks, the story is told through a new mobile messaging perspective, centering on an artist who wakes up one day to find they’re not longer human.
Their other new release is Mage The Ascension: Refuge, the newest addition in the Mage: The Ascension series. Released 12 years after Mage: The Awakening, Refuge is also an entry in White Wolf’s rebooted Chronicles of Darkness series. Written by noted Swedish author Karin Tidbeck, Refuge decided to tackle some real-world problems in a supernatural way with its storyline. You, as the protagonist, are working at a European camp for Syrian refugees when you one day discover that magic is in fact, real. The game then plunges you into a magical war with the fate of the world in the balance.
“The World of Darkness has always been about mature, intelligent stories,” said White Wolf Creative Director Martin Ericsson. “These new games uphold that tradition, but we put a very modern twist on it: we see our games as a way not only to entertain, but to look closely at contemporary issues, and ask some of the big questions of our time.”
White Wolf has also announced an upcoming video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, though they have not disclosed a release date. Vampire and Mage are both released for Android, iOS, and Steam.
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