William Tiller from Autumn Moon Entertainment
has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign
for A Vampyre Story: Year One
, an episodic prequel to the PC game A Vampyre Story
(thanks: Paolo). The story begins when Mona, a captive at Castle Warg for a few months, sees a little bat desperately trying to escape from three nasty looking bat 'thugs'. Mona, not being a big fan of bullies nor things 'nasty looking', decides to help the poor fellow out. Froderick, the cute little bat, is trapped, surrounded by the bat thugs. And it is up to Mona and the player controlling her to save him by exploring the castle to find a way to help.
A Vampyre Story: Year One will have the same puzzle driven gameplay and the same Graphical User Interface (GUI) as The Curse of Monkey Island. The art style will use hand painted 2D backgrounds, and have 3D animation, real time lighting, and 3D characters models.
This episode should be about one third the size of A Vampyre Story, and have about five total hours of game play.