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A Vampyre Story (Macintosh)

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Virtual Programming's Official Site - Mac (World):
    Deep within the walls of a gloomy castle in the equally gloomy land of Draxsylvania, the young, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte is held captive by her tormentor, vampire Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer. Ever since she was transformed into a vampire by Shrowdy and whisked off to Draxsylvania, her greatest wish has been to return to Paris, continue her singing career, and one day become a star at the Paris Opera.

    When Shrowdy fails to return from a nightly foray, she at last sees an opportunity to flee. Together with her only friend and confidant, a cheeky bat named Froderick, she escapes from her prison and tries to find her way back to Paris. During her flight through Draxsylvania, where she encounters some strange inhabitants and some even stranger challenges, Mona must learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.

    The classic adventure "A Vampyre Story" is penned by Bill Tiller, who was involved in the creation of such milestones of the genre as "The Dig" and "The Curse of Monkey Island". Players use a point-and-click interface to direct Mona and Froderick through a richly detailed world consisting of more than 30 beautifully hand-painted locations that utilizes real time 'Multiplane' camera technology, that entice the viewer to examine and explore. On her puzzle-filled journey to Paris, Mona meets more than 20 3D-characters, ranging from the just plane silly to the very strange, in over 15 hours of brain-teasing fun.

    Contributed by Zeppin (8355) on Jul 06, 2009.

www.gamersgate.com - Mac/Win:
    The point-and-click adventure game A Vampyre Story tells the tale of the beautiful, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte, whose life is brought to an abrupt end by a vampire baron named Shrowdy Von Kiefer. Henceforth, she is doomed to a miserable existence as a creature of the night in Von Kiefer's gloomy castle in Draxsylvania. Confronted with her seemingly hopeless fate, she decides to run away and try to fulfill her dream of singing at the Paris Opera. Accompanied by her mischievous bat Froderick, Mona must face a number of challenges in her odyssey and learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.

    In more than 50 hand-drawn locations, the player's task is to guide Mona through Draxsylvania and to Paris by using his powers of deduction. Having a bent for extremely dark humor also helps... Along the way, Mona meets a wealth of partly endearing, partly frightening, but often just plain weird characters, including the inventor Dr. Riga Mortus, the gypsy Madame Strigoi, and Carpathia the wolfwoman.

    A Vampyre Story has been penned by Bill Tiller, the founder of Autumn Moon Entertainment. A former employee of Lucas Arts, Tiller won himself a place in the hearts of adventure fans through his work on titles such as Steven Spielberg's The Dig, the legendary The Curse of Monkey Island, and Indiana Jones. A Vampyre Story combines modern 3D animation with the qualities of classic 2D adventure design and a highly unusual style which can best be compared with the works of Tim Burton or Edward Gorey.

    All of this contributes toward making A Vampyre Story the first classic adventure for players of the 21st century, with the look and feel, humor and class of the cult graphic adventures by the Californian developer.

    • A point-and-click adventure game created by former LucasArts employees.
    • Over 50 hand-painted locations, in part over several screens, to explore and investigate.
    • Over 20 characters, from plain weird to downright terrifying.
    • Over 20 hours of brainteasing fun.
    • Vampire abilities influence game events.

    Contributed by Zeppin (8355) on Jul 03, 2009.

Cenega - Polish distributor (cenega.pl):
    Jest rok 1880 młoda francuska gwiazda operowa – Mona, staje się obiektem obsesji obłąkanego wampira. Sytuacja komplikuje znacznie bardziej w momencie kiedy ów wampir porywa śpiewaczkę do swojego zamku i zamienia w wampirzycę. Mona marząc o zostaniu słynną śpiewaczkę postanawia jednak uciec z zamku, wrócić do Paryża i zrealizować swoje plany. Oczywiście nie będzie to proste zadanie, a biorąc pod uwagę fakt, że Mona jest wampirzycą czeka na nas wiele nieoczekiwanych i zabawnych sytuacji.

    A Vampyre Story to klasyczna gra przygodowa typu point & click stworzona przez autorów takich hitów jak Monkey Island czy Day of the Tentacle. Vampyre Story oparte zostało na słynnym silniku graficznym wykorzystanym wcześniej chociażby w grze Syberia. Dzięki temu będziemy mieli okazję podziwiać przepiękne, ręcznie rysowane tła 2D oraz trójwymiarowe modele postaci.

    Charakterystyczne cechy
    • Niezwykle oryginalny scenariusz.
    • Mnóstwo dobrego humoru.
    • Fantastyczne ręcznie rysowane tła 2D.
    • Niezwykle dopracowane postacie 3D.
    • Fabuła przygotowana przez twórców kultowego Monkey Island.
    • Gra w polskiej wersji językowej (napisy).

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Jan 14, 2009.