Description

INNOVATIVE SINGLE-PLAYER NARRATIVE GAME BUILT AROUND THERAPY
A UNIQUE DARK COMEDY GOTHIC SETTING
A LEARNING AND SELF-DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE

Vampire Therapist, the upcoming title from Little Bat Games, redefines the narrative game genre with its innovative 'analyze-'em-up' gameplay. Players step into the shoes of a therapist, whose clientele are vampires from various historical epochs. Set against a backdrop that blends the enigmatic allure of the European goth club scene with the intellectual charm of dark academia, the game delves into the world of mental health with a mix of gentle humor and profound character depth. Developed in collaboration with licensed therapists, it offers an insightful and educational experience, utilizing top-tier voice acting to breathe life into historical figures reimagined through a modern lens. Addressing previously overlooked mental health issues by bringing history into the modern day, Vampire Therapist is a groundbreaking title crafted for a mature audience, set to captivate players when it launches in June 2024.

The World of Vampire Therapist

A strong new intellectual property, Vampire Therapist leverages thousands of years of human history and is able to support characters, locations, and historical epochs that have been unexamined in other media. As the player progresses, they gain access to "cognitive distortions" -- specific classifications of thought patterns that distort reality. By using real-world therapy techniques while merging the mundane and the supernatural, the game world invites players to explore not only history, but their own thought patterns for an experience both cozy and mature.

Factsheet

Developer:
Little Bat Games
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release Date:
July 18th, 2024

Platforms:
Steam

Website:
https://vampiretherapist.com

Regular Price:
$ 14.99
€ 14.99

Features

  • A mix of darkly comic visual novel and a learning tool, Vampire Therapist aims to be a singular experience for fans narrative depth and self-exploration
  • A brand-new IP that blends polished comedic writing, a distinct gothic style, and top-tier voice acting to create an engrossing narrative experience
  • A first-of-its-kind mechanic in applied therapy - challenge characters' worldviews by pointing out their "cognitive distortions"
  • A gameplay toolkit that grows as the player learns real therapy concepts
  • Strong characters pulled from the history books, with consultation from esteemed historians

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Vampire Therapist Credits

Writer, Developer, Voice Actor

Cyrus Nemati

Art Director

Ruth Bosch

Character Artist

Sibylle Hell

UI Artist

Kim Schumacher

Background Artist

Barbara Langa

Supporting Character Artist

Darcy Grimm

Consulting Therapist

Sheila Fell

Programming Support

Anton Licht
Dan Higgins
Hendrik Demmer

Editorial Support

Chrysantha Rice

Graphic Design and UI Support

Nico Aris

Prototype Concept Artist, UI/UX Consultant

Daehan Stevenson

Funding Support

Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg