A pair of World of Darkness titles, based on Vampire: The Masquerade and Mage: The Ascension, have been given an immediate release on Steam as a double pack. They’re both interactive fiction games (so, mostly reading and a bit of clicking), and are titled Vampire: The Masquerade: We Eat Blood And All Our Friends Are Dead and Mage: The Ascension: Refuge, respectively.
The first is written and illustrated by Zak Smith and Sarah Horrocks, and presented “from a mobile messaging perspective”. It covers the first few nights of existence for a newly turned vampire, dealing with unknown enemies and a pressing desire to feed. Ancient conspiracies abound, and it’s up to you to join them or turn the tables.
Refuge, meanwhile, is written by Karin Tidbeck and casts you as a volunteer at a Syrian refugee camp. Things accelerate rather dramatically when you find out that magic is real and you’re in the middle of a “secret magical war for the fate of the world”. Bit of a surprise that, I’d imagine. Your actions are likely to have profound consequences, as long as you don’t lose your mind entirely.
The pair come as a double pack for $10 USD. There doesn’t seem to be a way to buy them individually, so you’re a little out of luck if you’re more interested in one than the other.Related to this article