Tag: video games

“Lone Wolf”, the Hand-Drawn Post-Apocalyptic Werewolf Brawler

Brad Nelson’s making a video game, and it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’ll let him explain it:

Lone Wolf is an upcoming beat-em up RPG featuring a martial artist who stumbles across a secret in a post apocalyptic wasteland that allows him to change into a werewolf. ┬áThe gameplay is an homage to the late 80’s and early 90’s beat-em up games and boasts high resolution comic book style hand drawn character animations set in a 3D environment.

This game looks like a labour of love, and sort of reminds me of a cross between Altered Beast and the drawings in the margins of my 11th grade math notes (in a good way). Lone Wolf has been under steady development since 2005, with much of that work apparently going into the elaborate combat and transformation animations of the player character. This is the Internet so people are going to bitch about the fact that all the enemies look the same, but when you’re building a Flash-based game engine from scratch, you’ve got to prioritize the development path. Presumably (hopefully!) there will be some more variety in the enemies and terrain by the time the game’s out.

If you’d like to encourage Brad’s efforts you can pre-order the game for $19.99 (or $7.99 for the next two days) and get access to betas and other material.

Beware the Cream Wolf!

Tired of Robot Unicorn Attack? No, neither am I, but if you need a break, why not try Cream Wolf, where you’re an ice cream truck driver who fattens kids up so you can devour them when the full moon arrives? I’ve been playing it for a few minutes every day for the past week, and it never fails to make me feel filthy and gleeful at the same time. What an awesome combo!

2019-01-24: updated broken links

Werewolves vs. Ninja in “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”

vox populi, vox-dei

I’m not sure what this old axiom (The voice of the people is the voice of God) has to do with this contemporary throwback videogame. Nevertheless, the game is awesome enough to feature here… in spite of the fact that the werewolves are the ones getting the beat-down.

Vox Populi, Vox Dei” is part Metal Gear Solid and part Super Mario Bros. You play a bad-ass little 8-bit ninja sent to infiltrate a werewolf-guarded base and rescue a weeping naked child. So I guess you could say the game is part Michael Jackson as well.

Surprisingly addictive and fun. Begin your venture into Real Ultimate Power now!

Aeria Games to Publish Wolf Team in North America and Europe

This afternoon I received a message from Melodie Leonard at Aeria Games out of California. She sent me a press release announcing that Aeria has acquired the license for Wolf Team, a post about which you might recall from last month. Read on for the full text of the press release, or dig on this summary: Aeria is one of the top publishers of Free-to-Play online games in North America and Europe, and they will be releasing English- and German-language versions of Wolf Team later this summer. Here’s hoping for an OS X client!

Six Awesome Werewolves in Video Games

on Talbain I, for one, feel that vampires have always garnered way too much attention in the world of video games, and werewolves have subsequently been given the short end of the joystick. Alex and Mark of Diehard GameFAN agree with me, and have posted an article where they ask: Where Are All the Werewolves? They discuss six games that give lycanthropes their due, ranging from Altered Beast to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Can anyone out there think of any other games where you play a werewolf?

Thanks to ArcLight for the link.

More Sonic Unleashed Screenshots (with Extra Werewolf Goodness)

CVG has posted fifteen new Sonic Unleashed screenshots, officially released by Sega as part of their continued effort to show that for the first time since Sonic & Knuckles, they’re trying really hard to make a Sonic game that doesn’t suck.

The game’s not out yet, so I can’t attest to the game’s playability, but from the looks of the screenshots, it’s gonna be gorgeous. As an added bonus that makes the game relevant to this site, ten of the fifteen screenshots show Sonic in his werewolf form, whomping the hell out of his foes.

For those who don’t know, Sonic Unleashed is being released for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 18th 2008. An alternate version for the Wii will be released at the same time.