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
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Pretty good game :3
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Nicly themed platformer. Easy to master controls, nice power ups, and a good story.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
It's not for everyone, but as far as 2D platformers go this is fantatic. Reminds me of an old arcade game i used to play at a cafe near me :3.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
an enjoyable platformer that allows you to eat the hearts of your enemies to gain their power to rescue your child
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Dear and Great Ol' Pumpkin(g), man I love this game. 9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Great music, and visuals. Decent gameplay.
Was kind disappointed that there wasn't any humans in the game, even though you're told humans killed your husband and stole your son. Yet you chase mummies, fish, and zomies.
It started out decent and was challenging, then got tedious, and ridiculously hard forcing you to do cryptic jumps the game barely allows you to do or you get instantly killed.
The bosses have way too much health, when you watch it go down you feel like giving up since it takes 20 minutes to defeat a single boss, the last boss it's just a big F*** Y** to everyone who managed to actually get that far.
The only thing I liked was that it saves your game at checkpoints so you never have to restart a level.
3/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Reminds me of trying to play Super Meat Boy. Incredibly difficult and unforgiving.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
The biggest problem Blood of the Werewolf has is a remarkably inconsistent sense of difficulty. It swings wildly from insultingly basic and easy run and gun platforming to unforgiving hair pulling insta-death obstacle courses. Its clear Blood is intended to pay homage to popular old NES platformers, but it ultimately fails to capture that magic. It never seems to find a proper balance in what its trying to do. As I said, playing the game is a yawnfest until you run into a maddeningly difficult section exactly like the move-down-the-screen-as-fast-as-possible-to-avoid-the-insta-death-lasers part in Mega Man 2. Then it goes back to being easy and dull again. As a result, Blood manages to lack the enjoyment found in the games its trying to imitate.

Graphically, the game tends to be repetitive and uniteresting. Each stage is populated with mostly the same type of enemy; there's very little variation. Plus the stages themselves visually rely in one basic background design repeated ad nauseam producing a generic look and feel. This oddly contrasts with the short cut scenes which are the most polished and competent parts of Blood of the Werewolf.

The story itself is a fiarly generic vengeance plot sprinkled with common popular halloween fodder/famous literary monsters.

It also doesn't help your Werewolf form looks like a bald lion with a dog's tail.

The other distressing thing about Blood of the Werewolf is its an example of the indie industry's habit to inject retraded crap like gender politics into gaming. Nobody gives a flying F about the gender of what you play as. It has no factor in determining the quality of a game unless you've got a complete and obsessive fixation on gender or race politics that it psychologically prevents you from enjoying anything due to your warped perception of equality. Attempts to appease that demographic typically result in equally warped and out of touch characters because they've been converted from the original stereotype to suit that taste.

Blood of the Werewolf's protagonist is a perfect example; she's a man redrawn as a woman. I'm not saying that to insult or troll. She really is as agressive and angry as any cliched macho man manly male video game stereotype driven to kill a nearly never ending supply of people and critters on her mindless journey generally from the left to right side of the screen.

But then I realized something. Werewolf? Those involve full moons. Which happen.... Roughly once a month?

wow

and this... period... involves change, irritibility, irrational anger, and BLOOD...

WOW!

ok. I get it now. nevermind then! The main character's characterization actually is spot on and makes total 100000% sense now. Thanks

The $5 asking price isn't too bad. I can honestly say I've played games that cost the same but are much much worse. I can also say I've played better for the same price. I'd only recommend Blood of the Werewolf if its on sale.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Rough platformer, looks like a PS1 game. Stray away!
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Well, that's not my game. Could be better, but the controls are terrible, and jumping is... more terrible. 3/10
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Treat me like dirt and knock me off that platform <3
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is an abusive relationship.

Oh sure, there are fun times, lots of them. Sweaty, exciting, fun times a-plenty. However, this game will try to break you. It will keep pushing you closer and closer to the edge. At first, it's fun, and teasing, you chuckle and shake your head at how silly this game is for pretending like it wants to kill you. Then the bruises start to form. You'll have to lie to your friends and family, tell them that the controller broke because you walked into a door while carrying it. You were only crying because of allergies, not due to frustration. You lie to protect your relationship with this game, because they don't understand just how good it makes you feel on those good days, when you manage to endure the barbs and spikes and blood vomitted up by ghosts and goblins. They'll never understand until they play it themselves.

Blood of the Werewolf is a loving return to the day of unforgiving platformers, where death was more commonplace than life, and each room completed brought joy at your success followed by the sudden realization that it only gets harder from there on. In a game like this it's important that you are allowed to get right back onto the horse, and thankfully BotW does that well, immediately throwing you back to the latest checkpoint (typically at the start of a room) so you can dust yourself off and try again.

The game tells the story of Selena, one of the few remaining werewolves in the world, who is on a quest to retrieve her stolen child. On the way, she must do battle with classic monsters, including Dracula and the Mummy. Between each boss are a few levels of various locations, ranging from the sewers, to the city, to the woods and graveyard, each one testing just how willing you are to endure and see the game through to the end.

Along the way, you'll either do single-jumps and fire your crossbow as Selena in her human form whenever you're inside or the moon is eclipsed somehow. Once you step outside, under the light of the full moon, Selena turns into a werewolf, limiting the range of her attacks but allowing her to double jump and manuever in-air briefly to better secure those light landings. The game always feels much easier as the werewolf just for the fact that jumping is easier - and even though your range is limited to close-quarters, the wolf is so strong that most enemies will die in one hit if you time your attacks well. Upgrades are hidden throughout the game, each one requiring that you explore the level for secrets in order to find them. You could easily make it to the end of the game without gathering any upgrades save for the two you are given during the tutorial. This can make some boss fights harder than they need to be, so feel free to revisit a level and sniff out some secret rooms if a boss is giving you too much trouble (every boss can be defeated without upgrades, however, but they do make them easier to fell if you have them).

Graphically the game is very pleasing to the eye, with a wonderful job on the art style to be accented by the effects. You never forget just what the overall location is (i.e. city, graveyard, docks, etc.) just by the aesthetics all around you. Rooms don't feel like they repeat themselves in background or layout (except in the few occurances where they do, but only to gradually step up the difficulty of a continuing puzzle).

The game is hard, pure and simple. You start off slow, and you probably wont die more than a handful of times on the first few levels and the first boss, so long as you're not completely new to the platforming scene. After awhile, however, things start to really turn against you, demanding percision jumping and quick reflexes. What keeps this game from feeling unfair is that each challenge never seems impossible. Every time you die, you can immediately see what you did wrong, and it's clear what you need to do right in order to pass - it's just executing this new plan is easier said than done. Still, the hurdles presented never feel so daunting that you give up on the game entirely. You might put the controller down and play something a little more relaxing, or just go outside and scream, but you'll come back again and again because the game just works so well. When a game requires as much percision and timing as this game does (especially on the last 2-3 locations), the mechanics of movement are vital. Everything else can work perfectly, but if the movement controls don't work just right then the whole thing falls apart. Thankfully, BotW's jump mechanics are fluid and tight, and you never feel like the game was being unresponsive to your input and that's why you fell to your horrible death.

In short, BotW is a brutal game that never lets on that it's impossible. Every failure is just another stepping stone on the road to success. The controls are percise, tight, and reponsive. The visuals look crisp and clean and pleasent to look at. If you're a fan of old school action-platformers like Ghost 'n' Goblins, this is a must have for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This game made me cry 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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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