I can’t help but feel that CBE Software, the creators responsible for the absolutely unique J.U.L.I.A. adventure game, are shaping up to become one of the most intriguing indie developers around and one of the few that refuse to stick to a particular genre. As a case in point you can take a look at the recently announced Vampires!; better yet have a go at its freshly released demo (PC/Mac/Web).
The game is a wonderfully offbeat puzzler that has you saving vampires by rotating scenery bits and safely guiding them through very nasty labyrinths to the safety of their crypts. That, of course, is easier said than done as changing their path won’t be enough. You’ll have to use such aptly named tools as “garlic-based repellent” and “spider-net slowdown” and cater to each vampire-breed’s special requirements in order to avoid the numerous traps the game throws at you. You know, stuff like direct sunlight, mobile wooden stakes, silver gun bullets, hired assassins or even garlic sappers.
Vampires! will be released during the fourth quarter of 2012 for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Oh, and you can visit its Steam Greenlight page here.