Blood of the Werewolf (2.0) Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and -- powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers.
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Release Date: May 9, 2014

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Blood of the Werewolf now has 3 game modes (all with leaderboards)
  • Speed Run (Story) - You didn't start off speed running Mario and you won't here either. Experience, perfect, and execute THE RUN to compete on leaderboards for the fastest time.
  • Score Run - You think you have mastered the platforming? You can zip around the level in minutes? Try getting the highest score by collecting and destroying 100's of strategically placed sigils, time bonuses, and enemies for points
  • Endless Run - How long can you last and how far can you get in Selena's Endless Nightmare of procedurally generated platforms and obstacles.

Fixes and Updates

  • We spent 6 months in forums, answering emails, and play testing the game to gather as much feedback as possible.
  • We identified the top 20 issues/stuck spots and addressed them.
  • Polished/tuned the controls
  • New and updated animations
  • New and updated particles
  • Camera tweaks and fixes
  • Audio updates and fixes.
  • Thank you so much. You have made our game better, we now have more fun playing it, and we are grateful. THANK YOU!

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Blood of the Werewolf (2.0)

Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and -- powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf in light of the moon, as you shoot, slash and smash your way to fight Frankenstein.

Intense Platforming Action, With All Your Favorite Iconic Monsters
"A Love Letter To The Action-Platform Genre. If you want an action-platform game with great gameplay, challenge and a story that is simple but enjoyable, Blood of the Werewolf is the game for you." "Selena responds with perfection to the button presses."

"This game propelled me back to those halcyon days when I started gaming, and games were extremely difficult yet ultimately all the more rewarding."

"Overall, Blood of the Werewolf is a great platformer. It provides a wonderful sense of atmosphere, the story is well written and well told, and the gameplay mechanics feel fantastic. You may destroy a keyboard or controller out of rage, but you’ll want to buy another to see this great game to the end. Fans of platformers, especially old-school platformers, should give this game a serious look."

"An excellent action-platformer that wonderfully combines challenging but fair gameplay with a colorful and vibrant art style. "

"Scientifically Proven has managed to create a piece worthy of its platforming predecessors, where gore blends with horror creating an atmosphere that will captivate you." Dying too often gets frustrating at times, but not that much as to make you want to ditch the game. The beautiful visuals along with the multitude of monsters will keep you company while journeying in an adventure like never before."

"Blood of the Werewolf is a beautiful platform game - A classic mold with a ...unique garment that will not make you regret your investment and still promises to steal many hours of your day." (translation)

"Beautiful, rhythmic, and well done"

Blood of the Werewolf takes players on a ruthless journey of revenge through 3 level filled game modes of white knuckle platforming action while taking on hordes of creatures and iconic monster-movie bosses; Creature, Hyde, Dracula, Mummy, Frankenstein. Selena has access to upgradeable weapons in human form and unlockable wolf powers when transformed. Additional modes like speed run and score rush will test your reflexes and memory, with online leaderboards to keep track of yourself, and friends.

Keep your wits about you, Blood of the Werewolf will test your limits and offer a challenge you haven't seen since the golden age of games.


  • Experience a rich, in-depth Story Mode featuring 30+ creatures, 15 button-grinding levels to master and five heart-pounding boss arenas
  • Score Rush mode offers the pro a whole new leaderboard driven experience as you compete for the highest score.
  • Endless Challenge is a nightmare of procedurally generated levels and monsters that increase in difficulty. How far can you make it?
  • Shift instantaneously between human and werewolf form when in view of a full moon
  • Hardcore, classic platforming gameplay with a modern twist; pressure sensitive, full air controls for precision moves
  • Unlock a bevy of achievements, pushing you to the limit of your abilities
  • Upgrade weapons and wolf powers, for the edge you need against the monster onslaught
  • Uncover hundreds of collectibles and hidden items to discover throughout the game

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or AMD X2 or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 2900 GT or NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB Video Card using Shader Model 3 or Higher, AMD Radeon 7670 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2014
Overall 7/10 - Hunting the achievements down is addicting as there seems to be a challenge for everything.

- I got the game for $0.99
- Devs just put out a big update for free
- 125 Achievements
- 4 Steam Trading Card drops
- Good gamepad support
- Rebindable buttons/keys for both gamepad and keyboard
- Multiple resolution options + Antialiasing + Windowed/Fullscreen + Framerate cap options all working as they should
- Voice acting in all level transitions
- 3 Game Modes (Normal, Score Rush, Endless)
- In a normal game, you're graded up to an S rank, determined by clear speed alone.
- Leaderboards for each stage for clear time and Score Rush, and one leaderboard for Endless mode
- Challenging platforming
- Decent job of hiding upgrades and Signets
- Challenging Signet(collectables) locations
- Gameplay is smooth and never lags(for me)
- Mostly interesting boss fights, there are 5 bosses
- 10 lengthy stages(excluding bosses) that will take an average of 25-30 min each your first time if you're collecting all signets, and you'll likely miss a couple.
- Multiple checkpoints per stage and I don't think they're overdone
- Could be an interesting game to speedrun, both any% and 100%. (100% would be very hard to rush)
- Damage boosting by projectiles or even enemies themselves is possible and can be manipulated to progress a little faster.
- Collectable hidden upgrades
- Multiple attacks available, which are each upgradeable.
- Play as a human and a werewolf
- Character and enemy bios/info.
- Minimal bugs. I ran into one, once, where the camera stopped following me after a transition.
- Low RNG, non-existant if you can speedrun the stage flawlessly.
- Very fast load times on death (~1 second)
- Fast and accurate platforming. If you think otherwise, you probably don't understand the collision boxes for the character. (If you barely miss a ledge, the character will get caught on it for just a moment, almost like it's a mini slope. You can use this to your advantage sometimes)
- The game saves currently collected items within a checkpoint if you earned an achievement(for Signets%), or got a hidden upgrade.
- Reentering a stage to collect a missed item, then collecting said item, then proceeding to the next checkpoint will save the progress and let you exit the stage with it counting toward your total progression for that stage. (You don't need to finish the whole stage, just make it to the next checkpoint after obtaining the missed items)
- Can probably run on very low end PCs if you lower resolution.
- Quick and responsive menus
- Most boss attack orders are random (in my experience) I'm not yet sure if you can bait for specific attacks.

- Mouse Acceleration that cannot yet be disabled, use a gamepad. (Mouse Acceleration is never useful and greatly hinders mouse speed and accuracy)
- The art is pretty good, but could use a little more detail in the environment.
- When the camera zooms in/out, or moves areas at all, it really throws off your aiming if you're using a mouse. Gamepad is unaffected by this. (maybe they should zoom the cursor with the camera?)
- Music 7/10, Some tracks are kind of obnoxious.
- Dying on the first checkpoint does not reset the timer. (There is a little unique stage entrance, but they could just queue it again you die on the first checkpoint)
- Dying to a boss doesn't reset the timer, though it doesn't matter because for some reason there isn't leaderboards for boss kill times, even though they have a timer. (I understand that due to RNG boss patterns, they probably shouldn't have leaderboards anyway. It would just be a battle for good RNG on the leaderboards)
- You're allowed to play for about one and a half seconds while the stage is still fading in from black after a death loading screen. I wish it would wait until the game was at 75%+ opacity before the timer starts, input is allowed and anything in the stage starts their cycle.
- If you are not going to hunt achievements, the game probably won't be worth $10 to you. Though if you do want to hunt them down, it certainly is worth it. I like built-in challenges.

I don't think the dev team was very big, so good job!
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62 of 84 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
I really wanted to like this game. The art is neat, the game is very reactive, it has a Castlevania vibe, but... most of the platforming parts are horrendous. They involve rushing through a large area with flames/projectiles/compressors that all activate quickly one after another. The reason it is bad is that when you lose you do not feel like you lack skill and made a mistake, but that you did not learn by heart the precise path forced onto you by the game. So you need to start over and try again and again long and annoying parts of the level (checkpoints can be quite far in these areas).

Some other areas require dodging between projectiles and opponents (that shoot projectiles or behave like projectiles) in a very precise manner, but every hit has a knockback effect, pushing the character away from her trajectory. And to make things worse, there is lava or spikes that prevent from having safe spots in between. Both of these game design decisions make the platforming parts all the more punishing. It does not feel good at all, despite me liking hardcore platformers. It's not just challenging difficulty that I like in platformers, but good design, which I did not find here.

The levels are very linear. Some people like that, some people don't.

What I liked most in this game were the boss fights. They play well and rely more on skill than the rest of the game, even though they are thankfully not too difficult.
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61 of 84 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
This game plays a bit like a werewolf metaphor itself. On one side it looks beautiful, has tight controls and is a great throwback to retro gaming with enough evolved moments to make it seem worthwhile, but every so often a full moon comes out and its got some frustratingly brutal sections that maul away at your patience. The mechanics are nothing to be snuffed at, and whilst some people have complained about hit detection and such - I havent noticed anything outrightly unjust so far. What I have noticed is some nice tight platforming brought to an abrupt stop at a steep difficulty curve - though, in all fairness, Im still playing and enjoying everything I've seen. In the end what you have is a great mix of Castlevania/Megaman with a gorgeous artstyle with some minor (forgivable) frustrations. Recommended in my book.
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57 of 83 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
Blood of the Werewolf's biggest strength is how perfectly it manages to be a callback to the timeless monster movies of the 50's and 60's. The shaky film grain covered titles, spooky soundtrack, and voluminous collection of almost any ghoul or ghost you could think of all amount to a wonderfully nostalgic experience that feels right at home amid the dust covered classics. But this is as far as the developers managed to get with creating an enjoyable, well designed game, as taken as a whole BotW just doesn't cut it.

Taking control of Selena, a mother on a mission to get her stolen son back, gameplay shuffles you between her human and werewolf form. In the former you run through level wielding a crossbow, flipping switches and fending off the imposing baddies. When the moon comes into view you burst forth as the towering werewolf, who's sections feature more combat and little if any puzzle solving.

It's a cool mechanic and one that could have allowed for some interesting back and forth between the two forms, but the developer uses it in such a boring and uninspired way that it just feels like you are playing as a different character when you switch from one form to the other. There was no connection to me between the two, and it seemed like a hugely wasted opportunity. Playing a game presumably based around being a werewolf mostly as a human, feels oddly misplaced, but it's actually a relief as taking control of Selena's beastly side is wholly underwhelming.

It controls sloppily and feels far too underpowered, barely doing any more damage than your puny arrows but without the added benefit of firing at range (your only attack is ripping at enemies with your claws). The only benefit is you are able to double jump, but even then platforms are placed farther apart so it becomes a moot point amid the many annoyances you encounter while trying to maneuver the hulking mass of fur and claws.

After the first several levels the frustration begins to extend to the other portions of the game. The difficulty spikes rabidly with more enemies, precariously placed traps, fewer checkpoints, and one hit kills entering the mix, and continues to do so for the rest of the game. I repeatedly had to fight off the urge to snap my controller and walk away over a plethora of absurd sections, but this is certainly against your best interest as there are no in level save points and quitting will result in starting over from scratch.

I could go on about how terribly exploitable the enemies are, the weak boss fights, or the agonizingly inconsistent tonality shifts presented by the story, but the fact remains the same that Blood of the Werewolf is a one trick pony that can't finish the race. The presentation is top notch (though I much prefer the 2D art from the story sequences to the 3D models during play) with unexpectedly smooth animations, and the overall look does a fantastic job of emulating the films it so heavily draws inspiration from. Voice acting is so-so and the dialog gets progressively worse, but even that I could handle if the gameplay was fun.

It's a shame it turned out the way it did because there are some really neat segments amidst the mediocrity, but I simply cannot recommend purchasing it when the good parts are so heavily outweighed by the sloppy last 2/3 of the game. I hope to see developer Scientifically Proven do something again, but I would advise looking at other mediums as they clearly have a much better grasp on animation and style than game design.
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53 of 79 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
after a promising start sadly the game became anti-fun and for those reasons

- terrible terrible level design and some trial and error sections that you have to die then
replay the whole section cause the check-point was far behind

- loose controls, when a platformer game requires from you precise timing and a lot of jumping
that a single mistake could drop you down a lot, the least they could do is make the control tight,
they should learn from games like super meat boy

- boss battles are very easy, predictable and boring, it takes ages to finish due to the boss's long
health bar while repeating the same easy to avoid attacks

do yourself a favor and buy other action-platformer games like Guacamelee or Dust and enjoy your
time instead of this terrible game
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Blood of the Werewolf didn't click for me. When it comes to platformers, the design ought to own whether or not it will be a twitchy, high-precision affair (e.g. Super Meat Boy), or more of a fluid, graceful romp (e.g. Dust: An Elysian Tail). Blood of the Werewolf can't quite figure out which of the two it wants to be, and the gameplay suffers for it. You're expected to make jumps and battle monsters with careful timing and accuracy, but the controls aren't responsive enough to support you in those respects. Your character's movement is too slow, her turns and leaps too fuzzy, and the hitboxes of player, obstacles, and monsters too vague for the kind of pixel-perfect action the game seems to be trying for.

It could be that I simply sucked at this game, and if I were more awesome a player, I'd have enjoyed it. But other difficult games I've played in the genre were fun enough to encourage me through failure and frustration; this one, not so much.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
I bought Blood of the Werewolf for two reasons: The art looked cool, and it was relatively cheap. As advertised the art is very appealing, with it's own very distinct style not often seen. It's title screens and characters (with the exception of our heroine) are all classic monsters with classic tropes. The opening of stages even have titles reminiscent to classic horror movies. I found this stuff goofy and appealing.
The plot is pretty straightforward and predictable, and the background info (that you can find in the extras menu) can make the whole story seem a little bit too serious for it's own good. I can respect Scientifically Proven's want to build up an epic tale about a clash between horror creatures, but it can take away from the whole story (especially since the big bad monsters go down way too easy.)
Now the gameplay... I would be lying to you if I told you I was expecting this game to play the way it did. Please note I was using a controller the whole time.
The game sets you up nicely, with interesting transitions between human and werewolf as you platform through a couple of hard jumps here and there and some pretty straightforward combat between weak enemies. After the first couple of levels the game shifts from gear one to five. The jumps become perilous, the enemies become obsticals and there are a million ways to die. And while the game is punishing, it sets up checkpoints nicely and only penalizes you for time when you die (and you will die.) The camerawork can be a bit of a problem, especially when transforming, when the camera will zoom in on your giant wolf body as you jump again into a pit of spikes.
When I finished the game, I was just about ready to close up shop for this game, but forlaughs I decided to try get S-rank on level one. This is where the game truly shines. The replaying of the game (giving you level select and letting you keep your collectables) is a lot of fun. While still very diffucult, you begin to see the game differently, you realize how fair it was being to you, and how to clean up your mistakes. Next thing I knew I wanted to see my name climb higher and higher on the leaderboards. The game hooked me in for another playthrough.
At seven dollars you can get a lot out of this game. If you don't want to get frustrated at a game I wouldn't recommed it, but if you put some time in it you may find yourself enjoying this game quite a bit. A great game for an indie developer, I am looking forward to their next project.
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
This game is good at what it does, but it's not for everyone, if you are looking for casual platformer like mario then you won't find it here, if you are looking for action platformer like the old castlevania and megaman then this just might be for you, the game is challenging, and you will die alot, but since you get unlimited lives i didn't find it that frustrating, the checkpoints for the most parts are fair, so you will only have to replay the parts you died on and not the early parts you already beat, the art style is very nice and the story is surprisingly good, get it if you'd like a challenging platfomer.
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54 of 92 people (59%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
As I sit here listening to a rock remix of Mega Man II, I think fondly on my time as a young gamer. I reminisce about the days when a game really and truly challenged me to be a better gamer. I look to the offerings on Steam and while there are some that challenge you in just such a way, they aren't quite the same.

They have some of the challenge, some of the awe, some of the frustration, some of the sense of accomplishment; but there is still just that little something extra missing to really make it a knuckle-biting, jaw-clenching, controller-throwing challenge-fest that I remember as a kid.

That's where we came from when we made Blood of the Werewolf.

It's all about returning to your roots, making YOU beat the game instead of letting the game beat itself while you just press a button every now and then. It's about that practice-makes-perfect feeling that lets you go from taking an hour to beat a single level to just a couple of minutes. It's about knowing a game so intimately that you could, if you wanted to, play it with your eyes closed and not miss a beat.

Do I recommend this game? Hell yes I do.

If you want a challenging platformer, then this is for you. If you want to feel the surge of adrenaline when you almost make that jump, when you just dodge that enemy, when you just beat your friend's times through the level, then this game is for you.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
If you love 2D platformers and a challenge with decent storyline, I recommend playing this game. There are some difficult levels where you will die multiple times but you eventually get the hang of it. Battle is pretty straightforward and boss battles are pretty easy once you know their attack pattern. Overall, a pretty awesome game XD
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
Decent visuals. That's about it. I got bored with it pretty quick. I guess if you like tedious platform games you'd probably like this one.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 11
Not worth playing unless you're out of platformers to play and you're really craving for one. Tons of cheap deaths and "puzzles" that rely on trial and error. Not to mention that everytime you take damage, your character (who's got no invincibility time after getting hit) flies back 6feet back into spikes, fire, water or other enemies.
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Ms. Stranger
101.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
Alright, I know this game is getting mixed reviews, and while it is difficult, I still really enjoyed it.
The music made me smile, the story had me intrigued and yeah, it was ♥♥♥♥ing hard but it was also an interesting play.

Plus, I kinda suck at platformers usually, and this got me into it.
I'm glad to have played it and continue playing it.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 15
This game does not know if it wants to be a "love letter to classic horror" or a Megaman clone. The clashing of artistic styling (black & white horror mixed with futuristic platforming stages) is abysmal.

But most importantly, the game is just not fun. It's not fun at all. This is the first game I ever immediately uninstalled from my HDD that wasn't refunded (too late to refund this game anyway). I mostly keep all my games on my HDD (4TB dedicated to Steam games alone) just cuz, but this game is so bad I think I may remove it from my Library.

Do not recommend, not even on sale because it is just a waste of time to play.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: September 6
I normally would not recommened this game at all if it was priced differently, but for $2, it can be a cheap way to spend some time on your hand.

The game intro starts with a solemn storyline, however the actual game does not reflect that at all. It is a very basic platformer which is not challenging nor very enjoyable. The twist in this game is you essentially switch forms between a Werewolf and a human and with it the traversal and tools of the trade changes; however the actual gameplay reamins the same.

I got this for $1 on a sale and even for $2 it is a great deal if you are bored and simply want to waste some time as you wait for some other game.
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Leroy Smith
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 15
This game is one of the most uninspired pieces of ♥♥♥♥ i have seen. There is at least 1 copy of the same enemy in every area, the platforming isnt hard but they throw in cheap projectiles to send you to instant death blades in spikes. In one section of the game there are buzzsaws that only take off a bit of health but in the next region of the same area the exact same buzzsaws are instant death. To make platforming hard, they throw in mini bats that go up and down and nothing else. It is so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ lazy and the makers know it. ♥♥♥♥ you
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1.5 hrs
Posted: July 22
Thumbs up primarily due to price / show support 4 Devs who dare to make werewolf games.

Not enough werewolf games made.
Came for the werewolf stuff.
When playing as werewolf was kinda fun & also distinct in it's art style.
When playing as the human it was less so.
I wanted too like this, but it's just a step below what I'm looking for.

Price of $1.99 is fair as heck...just think i'm looking for a what a $30 game and what its' appropriate development budget could bring.
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7.0 hrs
Posted: July 5
Overall a great game. As for the mention of some levels being harder than others are, I myself enjoyed it. It made solving the task all that more rewarding. I bought this game when it was more than it is now (I think it was like 5 or 10 dollars), and I don't regret my purchase at all. It has a great art style, the gameplay is relatively simple. I recommend a gamepad so it is easier. I would rate the game 8/10. Great job Blood of the Werewolf team, I'm looking forward to the sequel if there ever ends up being one.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: July 3
Product received for free
Couldn't hold my interest.
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4.3 hrs
Posted: June 22
I got this game for $0.20, for that price, is a decent game. The plataform sections are a disaster, and the game gets really hard, really fast, but I like the art design, and is a decent Castlevania style game in the fighting aspect.

Again, for $0.20? if you see this at 90% off, you should get it.
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