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The Tingler
06-29-2004, 11:35 AM
Got this over at C&VG, or PCZone.co.uk (http://www.pczone.co.uk) if we want to be specific.

EX-LUCASARTS CREW GO 'GOTH' IN PC'S A VAMPYRE STORY

These clever chappies have worked on Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, don'tcha know...

14:50 Remember LucasArts before the licensed days of Star Wars, Star Wars and um...Star Wars? These folks made their buck churning out numerous, incredibly original, quite ingenious point-and-click adventures, that were pretty damn good.
The good news is that some of them are back with a new company - Autumn Moon Entertainment - and a brand new adventure game, entitled A Vampyre Story.

As revealed in online mag The Inventory, A Vampyre Story is a point-and-click-styled outing with considerable technological advancements, and is described by its maker as 'Monkey Island meets Dracula'. It's a humorous, supernatural adventure that pays homage to the old Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 1940s.

Gamers control an unwilling opera singer turned vampire, as she bids to seek eternal peace (as well as making a starring role in a Parisian show). The visual style is very much that of old LucasArts aesthetic, with the developer inspired by past work on such titles as Escape From Monkey Island, Day Of The Tentacle, Curse Of Monkey Island and the incredible Grim Fandango.

There will also be a lot of vampire abilities to master, such as sucking blood, summoning werewolves and, possibly, controlling the weather.

Elsewhere, gameplay will be controlled through a 'coin interface' similar to Curse Of Monkey Island, which is expandable like the one featured in BioWare's PC RPG Neverwinter Nights.

If you like adventure games, this is likely to become one of the most anticipated of the bunch, especially with TV/graphic novel spin-offs also mooted as possibilities. A Halloween 2005 release is currently planned. Sounds like timing to us.



A new hope for Adventures dawns... anyone know anything about this?

EDIT: Here are some screens, looking remarkably Curse of Monkey Island...

Creepy Mountains... (http://www.jucaushii.ro/img/AVampireStory/01.jpg)
Addams Family, anyone? (http://www.jucaushii.ro/img/AVampireStory/02.jpg)
A Goth's Inventory (http://www.jucaushii.ro/img/AVampireStory/03.jpg)

Udvarnoky
06-29-2004, 02:22 PM
Wow, Mojo has something to report on! Will wonders ever cease?

Huz
06-29-2004, 02:47 PM
Have a listen to some music samples too, they're great:

General demo (http://www.changeling-sound.com/demos/mp3/vampyre_demo.mp3)
Well (http://www.changeling-sound.com/demos/mp3/AM_well_theme.mp3)
Town (http://www.changeling-sound.com/demos/mp3/AM_town_theme.mp3)
Castle (http://www.changeling-sound.com/demos/mp3/AM_Castle.mp3)

Looking forward to this! Have a read of the original Inventory article too (it's hosted over at Just Adventure), it goes into quite a lot of detail.

jp-30
06-29-2004, 05:23 PM
Holy crap.

http://www.amegames.com/

:)



Edit: I'm assuming Jake or one of the old guard will write this story up in Mojo news, but if it's still not up when I get back from the movies after work tonight, I'll add it. And whay hasn't this ex-LA employee comapny mad ethe Mojo news as yet? http://www.telltalegames.com

The Tingler
06-30-2004, 12:14 PM
I was looking for their website. No search engine could find it and no news story listed it.

Very Nightmare Before Christmas isn't it?

Joshi
06-30-2004, 06:20 PM
The screenshot links don't work for me, so I just found them here (http://www.adventuregamers.com/gallery.php?id=395)

I've just read the interveiw in the Inventory and it looks like it's set to be one big comeback for quality adventure games. Yeah, sure, Dreamfall looks set to be the same type of thing, but a Vampire story is something were all looking forward to because of it's Monkey island relations and the fact that I don't think these developers would cancel production on it, even if developers did, they would simply find another publisher.

The Tingler
07-01-2004, 11:44 AM
And your screenshot links don't work for me!

Here's the straight address, play with it how you like:
http://www.jucaushii.ro/imgcateg_776.html

They have to find a publisher first...

Joshi
07-01-2004, 03:37 PM
Weird, adventuregamers must have gotten rid of them for some reason (overnight?)

anyway, that one worked for me, thanks.

PeteBest
07-02-2004, 05:05 AM
YAY! Good work to the devs, hopefully it'll sell by the bucketload, that's show lucasarts :eek:

ZeroXcape
07-02-2004, 01:39 PM
can't wait to see some screens...

The Tingler
07-03-2004, 11:13 AM
What's wrong, the links not work for you either?

Fine, then...

http://www.jucaushii.ro/img/AVampireStory/01.jpg

EDIT: Don't pictures work on this forum?