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.
User reviews: Mixed (462 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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"It provides a wonderful sense of atmosphere, the story is well written and well told, and the gameplay mechanics feel fantastic."
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September 29, 2014

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New Features in Blood of the Werewolf (2.0)


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
9.2/10
"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."

http://corruptedcartridge.com/blood-werewolf-review-love-letter-action-platform-genre/

9/10
"This game propelled me back to those halcyon days when I started gaming, and games were extremely difficult yet ultimately all the more rewarding."

http://www.midlifegamer.net/reviews/2014/04/blood-werewolf-review.html

8.5/10
"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."

http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/2013/11/blood-of-the-werewolf-review/

8.4/10
"An excellent action-platformer that wonderfully combines challenging but fair gameplay with a colorful and vibrant art style. "

http://www.worldsfactory.net/2013/11/03/blood-of-the-werewolf-review

8/10
"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."

http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/games/pc/Blood-of-the-Werewolf-Review-396460.shtml

8/10
"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)

http://www.techtudo.com.br/tudo-sobre/s/blood-werewolf.html

8/10
"Beautiful, rhythmic, and well done"

http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0001/00019064-blood-of-the-werewolf-test.htm

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.

Features


  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 62 people (71%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 17 people (82%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
This game was... ok but I wouldn't say it was great, just good. It was certainly challenging though. For those who love aggravating platformers, then this is certainly for you. For those of you who don't, I suggest finding another game. Its hard to trully enjoy the game when you spend most of the levels being frustrated half the time. The story was meh, it was really hard to really sympathize with the characters so the story kind of gets glossed over. I also didn't particularily enjoy the cliff hanger ending. Their should have either added a diffaculty setting to make things easier or tried harder to make the story more interesting. Still, its a good game but I wouldn't spend more then a buck or two one it.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I bought this game when it was on sale for 99 cents. For providing me with 5 hours of entertainment, i would say it definitely paid for itself. This is a simple no-stress pick-up-and-kill-some-time game that i'm glad i bought. Recommended for the right price.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
A very pretty and polished platformer with an awesome cartoon-gothic vibe. The difficulty approaches Super Meat Boy level in spots, but there are enough checkpoints to alleviate any serious pain. It may be hard, but it never feels unfair; to the contrary, all levels and boss fights are consummately well-designed and the controls are very precise. Further, no asset is ever repeated to the point of tedium. There are tons of different enemies and hazards spread throughout so gameplay never gets monotonous, and the music always changes to suit the atmosphere of the level.

I can't really think of anything bad to say about this great game! Heck, even the story is kind of interesting for a hardcore platformer! The inter-level dialogues are perhaps a bit lengthy and overly dramatic at times, but the voice acting itself is always pretty decent. By all means, buy this game! I cannot believe that it is so cheap!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
If you love classic horror films like Dracula, Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, you'll certainly appreciate the references and style of Blood of the Werewolf!

While I do think the story was a bit uninteresting, the gameplay and controls are very smooth and I found the difficulty okay. Of course, there are those levels that may invoke hair-tearing frustration, but that is what makes platformer type games so satisfying to finally conquer right? I enjoy a good challenge and I thought this game had about the right amount of it.

In my opinion, the artwork and the presentation of levels are the best thing about this game as they give that classic horror film vibe I was talking about. But even if you're unfamiliar with that culture, it's a solid game definitely worth checking out!
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23 of 42 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Pretty good game :3
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Great mechanics, tight controls, challenging levels, fun bosses, and good safepoints.
You will die, you will say naughty words, but in the end you'll feel great.

An allround rewarding game that gets you hooked really fast.

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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Nicly themed platformer. Easy to master controls, nice power ups, and a good story.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Blood of the Werewolf is a challenging, side scrolling platformer, that won the award for Best Indie Platformer from Game Haunt.

Play as the werewolf Selena looking for her kidnapped child. Selena talks tough to her adversaries, but when speaking of her son, the voice actress brings out a softer, nurturing side of the character. It's nice to see a softer side. Too often in games all players see are the rough edges. Now, I knew I liked the art when I bought the game, but I didn't know how much I'd like it until I started playing. It's got a nice retro horror feel to it, but manages to feel almost 3D as the player advances. My favorite part of the gameplay is switching in and out of wolf form. It gives the player a different way to play the game instead of doing the same things over and over again.

Now, I know platformers aren't supposed to be easy, and this one is far from it, but, many of the Steam reviews are complaints about how the levels have been designed. The levels have been designed for memorization, timing and precision, and that's not a bad thing. Sure, it can be frustrating at times, but doesn't it feel great to finally beat that one level? But I would be lieing if I told you that I didn't have a problem with the level designs. I was annoyed how I'd spend forever trying to get past one part and simply breeze through another. I convinced myself it was unbalanced and badly designed and stopped playing for a while. But, what I realize now, is that I just wasn't good enough.

This game took me on an emotional rollercoster. I went from being in love with it, to hating it's guts, then, finally, becoming friends with it. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves platformers and a good challenge. It takes patience, love and dedication to get to the end, without those its just another game in your library.

3/5
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
After playing this game for a few hours, I can definitely say that it's very enjoyable. It puts a fun spin on the usual storis in games, because in this one, the mother is seeking revenge for what happened to her husband and son. It's got fun gameplay, and I think that some bits are challenging and frustrating, but that makes getting past them that much more fulfilling. Most of the achievements take at least a fair bit of work as well, so you won't get bored if you're trying to get them all. For the amount of challenges and the quality of gameplay, not to mention the interesting story, I would say this is more than fairly priced.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
If you love 2D platformers that provide a good challenge like me, then you should definitely check out this game. It's fun, addictive and you'll find hard levels that will give you such satisfaction when beating them. There are a few instances in the game that I feel were unfair, but that could be just me and there weren't many points in the game to ruin it. I love the artstyle they chose for this, the story is great and makes you want a sequel to this game, music is alright. It's either hit or miss for me, and bosses are original and fun. Overall, I have to give this game a 9/10.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
One of the best 2D games what I ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Blood of the werewolf is a indie platformer game where you take control of Selena a werewolf mother trying to avenge the death of his beloved and rescue his lost son.
During the game at some sections you switch between human form wielding a crossbow , or wolf form with the ability to do double jumps and devastating claw attacks.
You can find upgrades for both human and wolf forms in secret areas somewhat hard to find, you can tell when you're near but you don't know how to get there.
Each level has a score system based on your performance and how many tokens you grabbed, obtaining an A+ is easy at first but frustrating as you advance levels, some of them require almost perfect timing while jumping from 1 hit death traps crushing you from everywhere, which makes the game ridiculous hard at times.
If youre into hardcore platform games this is just for you just 7$ or 2$ during a sale is all you need to start playing this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I really liked the game. I got it because werewolves. Other comments I read were saying its hard, and it kinda is. But I found that playing with a controller helped. It feels like cheating because its a pc game but its much more fun with it in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
This is an excellent platforming game and I bought it back when it was only €0.99 on the Steam sales. I thought it was a great game when I fist played it, but the difficulty to some of these levels leaves you exhausted and you don't really feel like coming back. The story isn't much to be remembered, but otherwise it's still a very good platforming game and I recommend you at least check out some Let's Play footage online before purchasing because it's marketed at a low price for obvious reasons. The difficulty of this game really makes or breaks it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Auctually a pretty decent action-platformer
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Can't beat it for $1. Endless mode is what I enjoyed the most. As other's have said, the normal mode quickly ramps up and becuae extremely difficult. Think old school mega man when you are falling and have to avoid the lazers shooting horizonatlly, or super meat boy etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Just picked this up on a deal and I'm pleasantly surprised. It's a more than competent platformer with a gothic atmosphere I love. I hope there's a sequel in the works.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Loved the soundtrack to this game
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