World of Darkness launches Unbound, an initiative that allows independent developers to develop games in their Vampire: The Masquerade Story world

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As part of the Unbound initiative, six Vampire: The Masquerade games are launching, all Vampire Game Jam participants, with submissions open to developers around the world

STOCKHOLMApril 21, 2022World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind acclaimed fantasy horror properties including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more, announced Unbound, an initiative that allows independent developers to create video games based on Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition and generate revenue from their work. Start next to Unbound are six Games from the extremely successful vampire jama game jam where developers have created more than 80 Vampire: The Masquerade Title. World of Darkness also revealed that Unbound Submissions for independent studios and developers are available at: https://worldofdarkness.com/unbound

All games launched under the Unbound label will have a streamlined launch process and may receive additional marketing support from World of Darkness. Although Unbound titles are not a canon part of the World of Darkness, it allows developers to express their creative freedom with the brand’s storytelling engine. All Unbound games will be available exclusively on juck.ioa store platform that has always offered strong support for independent projects.

“After last year’s Vampire Jam, we realized how passionate our community is about creating Vampire: The Masquerade games. While we could only award one grand prize heartless lullaby, We knew we had to create a platform that would allow our community to work on the projects they love while giving them the support they need to succeed.” Martyna ZychCommunity developer for World of Darkness said. “As long as World of Darkness fans keep making great games, more titles will come through Unbound.”

All games submitted to Unbound must be hosted in Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Story world to be considered for inclusion. Once submitted, the World of Darkness brand team will review the results of their selection and liaise with the studio. More information about the unbound submission process and criteria can be found here here.

“Unbound gives us, for the first time in the history of World of Darkness, the opportunity for video game developers to easily and flexibly exploit our intellectual property commercially. This initiative continues World of Darkness’ long history of supporting UGC and the talented communities surrounding Vampire: The Masquerade. World of Darkness Unbound gives talented creators access to a reputable IP with a global audience to share their vision.” Sean GreneyVice President, World of Darkness said. “Unbound gives independent studios the ability to create a proof of concept, present it to our audience and even open up opportunities to work with the brand on a deeper level.”

The list of Vampire: The Masquerade Games releasing alongside World of Darkness Unbound include:

  • ANCESTRY: Survival horror adventures in an old cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Find out who the residents are and stay safe as you uncover the terrifying story. You can watch a trailer for DESCENT here.
  • THE CHANTRY TRIALS: A puzzle game with horror elements in which the protagonist undergoes various “tests” to prove himself worthy as a vampire of the Tremere clan.
  • THE GAME OF THE ELDERS: A strategic card game with lots of opportunities to experiment. Play as an elderly vampire using all available resources to survive.
  • THAT AUTUMN PEOPLE: First-person shooter that encourages exploration to uncover its story, set in the modern night Phoenix, AZ.
  • PRACTICE: A mix of 4X strategy and RPG where you climb to the top of the vampire hierarchy Portland, Oregon. Build a clique of like-minded Kindred, gather information and influence, and claim practice!
  • WASTEFUL: Delve into a rotting mansion and your twisted psyche to uncover the truth of your memories in a point-and-click adventure from Vampire: The Masquerade.

For more information on Unbound, visit the World of Darkness blog here. Assets for Unbound and the Six Vampire: The Masquerade games can be found here.

For more information please contact:

Friedrich WesterCEO Paradox InteractiveAlexander BricaCFO Paradox Interactive
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +4670-355 54 18

About the world of darkness

World of Darkness is a transmedia entertainment brand spanning a range of modern fantasy horror franchises including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and more. Through tabletop role-playing games, video games, board games, literature, comics and more, these franchises tell mature stories in a dark supernatural fantasy overlaid on our modern world. Since 1991, World of Darkness has defined entertainment from the monster’s perspective for a generation of fans. Visit www.worldofdarkness.com for more information.

above Paradox Interactive

The Paradox Group today consists of both publishing and internal development of games and brands. The game portfolio includes more than 100 titles and Paradox owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Victoria, Age of Wonders and the World of Darkness brand catalogue. Since its beginnings in 2004, the company has been releasing its games around the world, initially through physical distribution but since 2006 primarily through digital channels. Paradox games are primarily developed for PC and console platforms, but the company also publishes games for mobile devices. The largest markets today include the USA, United Kingdom, China, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, over five million players play a Paradox game.

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