Vampire Adventure Games – Love at First Byte?

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 22, 2010 in Editorial -- Share:

Vampire Games
There’s no denying it, Vampires are all the rage these days. Their mass popularity can be seen in movies such as Underworld and Twilight, and the TV series True Blood. As is true with many top titles in entertainment, you also find vampires crossing over into Adventure games across all computer gaming platforms.

Why is society so ’bitten’ (sorry) by vampires these days? We wanted to take a moment to look at why vampires have become so popular (especially among the young) and why many of us drawn to them?

Vampires are Nothing New

In reality, the recent rise in vampire popularity may not be as big an explosion as you might think. Vampires have been around for hundreds of years and have always been a popular topic of books, comics, and television dramas. In fact, The Oxford English Dictionary cites a travelogue titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen published in the Harleian Miscellany in 1745 as the first appearance of the word vampire. It’s only recently that vampires have been looked to as inspiration for mass entertainment.

The Role of Twilight

In the Twilight series from Stephenie Meyer, the main vampire character, Edward his adopted vampire family live off the blood of animals, not humans, so their able to blend in with the residents of their small Washington town. More importantly, Edward is a handsome 17-year-old boy who also happens to be kind, thoughtful, brilliant, funny, and caring.

It’s these old-fashioned, gentleman qualities that fans of the series are so drawn to. Simply put, this isn’t your grandparent’s vampire. Edward is a sexy vampire – two words it used to be difficult to find in the same sentence. He’s desirable and isn’t even looking to kill humans. Yet, the fact that he’s a vampire makes him forbidden fruit. It isn’t uncommon for humans to be attracted to such circumstances. We’ve all know someone (or are someone) who can’t stay away from the bad boy (or girl).

Fear of Vampires = Attraction

One theory regarding this phenomenon revolves around the connection between fear and sensuality. It is believed that fear and the act of being scared stimulates the libido. This illustrates why couples enjoy frequenting suspenseful films. There aren’t too many vampire films that don’t heighten your senses and instill fear.

What’s more…if the main characters are, as we stated before, ’sexy’, you get double libido! Fear coupled with sexiness is a win-win in Hollywood.

Vampires in Gaming

What’s popular in entertainment typically finds its way into gaming. Vampires are no different. We offer a collection of vampire inspired Adventure games that will send a chill up your spine on cool October evenings. Trust us, you ’vant’ to play these game…

Love & Death: Bitten

Love & Death: Bitten

Help Damon and Victoria defeat an evil vampire queen as they fall deeply in love with one another! Can love overcome death? Find out in this blood chilling adventure.

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Vampire Brides Love over Death

Vampire Brides: Love over Death

Catalina’s father is ill, but a handsome vampire offers to save him in exchange for her hand in marriage.

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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Unearth hundreds of items in beautiful and unique locations throughout the city to uncover the dark mysteries of a secret society in this vampire adventure game.

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Hidden Mysteries Vampire Secrets

Hidden Mysteries: Vampire Secrets

Help Claire explain the spooky visions she’s been having in Hidden Mysteries: Vampire’s Secrets, a fun Hidden Object Adventure game.

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Vampire Saga Pandora’s Box

Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box

Travel back in time and experience the mysterious life of your grandfather! Explore eerie Victorian locations and find the truth!

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Vampireville

Vampireville

Unearth hundreds of items in beautiful and unique locations throughout the city to uncover the dark mysteries of a secret society in this vampire adventure game.

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Dracula Origin

Dracula Origin

Play as the vampire slayer Professor Van Helsing, hot on the trail of the diabolical Count in this thrilling vampire adventure game!

No trial version available.

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Dracula Twins

Dracula Twins

Doctor Lifelust has kidnapped Count Dracula. The doctor wants pure vampire blood to make an elixir that will make him live forever. Now it’s up to the twins to save the Count!

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The Dracula Files

The Dracula Files

Michael and Quinn are the descendants of the legendary Van Helsing and Harker families, and must stop the evil Dracula!

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Conor is a Marketing Manager with Big Fish, working out of the Seattle office. In his spare time he enjoys watching science documentaries and playing old school adventure games. Get in touch with him on Twitter! or Google+