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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"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

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Halloween time. Battle some awesome monsters and white knuckle platforming. ːwerewolfwolfː

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July 22

55,000 copies sold! Thank you so much for playing!

We just hit 55,000 units on Steam and to celebrate we are dropping the price 70% for one week.

Making a game is a rewarding experience on it's own but watching tens of thousands of you climb the leaderboards and compete for top scores and personal bests is a developers dream come true.

Thank you for being such an awesome community!

P.S. Please keep setting those sick scores for us to try to beat! ːwerewolfwolfː



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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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About This Game

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
54 of 64 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Overall 7/10 - Hunting the achievements down is addicting as there seems to be a challenge for everything.

Pros:
- 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.

Cons:
- 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!
Posted: May 11
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
I can't find anything I don't like abotu this game so far. It's challenging. But, it stops just short of unreasonable difficulty. It has those sections and those moments where you feel like you have been presented an impossible task. But, then you pass that part and it leaves you high on elation and a little bit of relief.

It has a good number of cutscences and transitional screens. But, none of it feels intrusive. The narration make me care about the action. But, doesn't slow anything down or feel intrusive. The story is just interesting enough to make me really want to get to the next cut scene. So, that I get that tid-bit more of the over arching tale. The art style, music, and sound affects fuel the play. The auto save/checkpoints are placed perfectly apart. And, it has a significant amount of charecter improvement along the way without feeling flooded with power ups.

It absolutely nails perfection through repetition. where you can feel yourself geting better in chunks, and stringing things you figured out together into a flow. It foreshadows itself a lot. Each new problem is preping you for more complex things to come. It is just balanced so well...All the right things, in all the right places. This is the kind of game you will feel awesome for having eventually mastered.

If you feel like platformers have not been quite right in a while. If you want to remember what it's like to have controller shaped claws and sore thumbs (and feel like it was tottally worth it). If you want an experience that will give you a reason to get those calouses back. That will make you say "One more..." 10 times after you first started saying it...Get This Game. Becuase this = Doing it right.
Posted: May 20
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
This game does many things right!
For an action platformer it's pretty darn good.
The art design is fantastic. You can clearly see the love and craftmanship that went into creating these CG's, levels and sprites.
Level design is also well done. The platforming sections can be challenging without feeling cheap or unfair. The checkpoint system is very generous in my opinion, which mitigates the frustration of failing an important jump.
The basic enemies seem to mainly be there to hinder you as you try and progress through the platforming rather than being the threat themselves. Most die in a couple of hits.
The bosses themselves, while again have great at design, I found to be a bit lacking. The patterns so far are easy to pick out and avoid, making them rather lackluster.

Overall, I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun and challenging action platformer, or anyone looking for a game that the developers obviously cared for. Just don't expect the challenge to come from the enemies in this game. I give it 8 Pineapples out of 10

PS: I couldn't speak to music/voice quality in this game as I typically have the sound off/low and have something else playing in the background. The bit I did listen to sounded pretty solid. VO was neither terrible nor fantastic from what I could tell.
Posted: May 21
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
This game is a love letter to classic platformers like Ghosts & Goblins, Castlevania & etc. so I'm going to explain or at least try to explain this little horror themed game. (I might give SPOILERS so be aware)

Difficulty wise it might make newcomers or average gamers die a lot but for the professionals it might be a yawn for them because of how forgiving the checkpoints are, The story is gripping & has at least 2 ♥♥♥♥ed up moments like when you discover your own baby is a different monster when you rescue him from falling (Viktor is a cold ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥), I like that the game devs brought back classic monsters into the modern world of games like Dracula for example, The female protagonist Selena has a good celebrity voice actor named Erin Cummings (She also http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1423270/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 starred in some movies & TV shows) & is a very protective mother werewolf, The artstyle is gorgeous, & the controls are tight.

In my most honest opinion playing as the werewolf is satisfying because of the amount of blood on your face from killing other monsters, double jumping & using focus attacks to deal extra damage or using it to your advantage to dodge certain attacks like the last boss for example. (Playing as the human form of Selena is kinda boring because you use a crossbow the entire game & the aiming is kinda clunky but it does the job)

Overall this game is a blast if you like platformers with a gripping story, good art & an interesting protagonist but the gameplay is questionable whether you like it or not.

Additional Notes:

The game also has a lot of achievements to collect to add replayability & the game has 2 other modes you can try out in case you beat the game like for example endless challenge which lasts till your 100 years old (Joke aside the other modes are great to try out in case your bored)
Posted: May 24
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
A good looking and REALLY tough platforming game. You feel a real sense of achievement just for doing sections of each level. Theres no penalty per sé for dying and the checkpoints are well placed. You switch between a crossbow weilding herione and a werewolf and from what i've seen of it so far the story seems pretty good.
Posted: May 17
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