Vampyr developer diary series ‘Episode 1: Making Monsters’

Insight into the developer's approach and creative process.

Vampyr

Focus Home Interacive and Dontnod Entertainment have released the first in a series of Vampyr developer diaries. Episode 1 is titled “Making Monsters.”

Here is an overview of the video, via its description:

Episode 1: Making Monsters—get insight into the studio’s signature approach and creative process!

Dontnod Entertainment, developers of Vampyr, invites fans to their studio for a first insight into the creative process behind their upcoming action-RPG. In the first episode of this original weekly four-part webseries, produced and realized by the video department of Focus Home Interactive, Dontnod unveils exclusive gameplay footage while delving into their signature approach and reasons behind putting players in the role of a predator. The three following webseries’ episodes will release weekly every Thursday.

In Episode I: Making Monsters, Dontnod gives more information about Jonathan Reid, the doctor-turned-vampire that players will step into the shoes of in Vampyr. Freshly turned, Reid’s ‘condition’ unveils a dark new reality, thrusting him into a once-hidden society of wretched creatures like himself. Ancient Ekons plot from the shadows, terrifying Vulkods prowl the streets at night, and cursed Skals hide in the darkest places of the city.

And here is an overview of the game:

Vampyr is set in 1918 London, with the city weakened by the recent World War I and ravaged by the Spanish Flu. This setting makes up an important part of Vampyr’s identity. Dontnod will make players feel the duality that torments Dr. Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save. Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.

Vampyr is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in spring 2018.

Watch Episode 1 below. Three more five-minute episodes will be released weekly every Thursday.

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