Innsbruck, December 10, 2008. Wicked black humor, a dark and sinister setting, an elaborate magic and fight system – these are just some of the elements that make the RPG series Vampires Dawn such a hit. Now, the Austrian development studio ClockStone – best known for their action-RPG Avencast – is planning a Nintendo DS version of the award-winning series. For this project, they will be working with Vampires Dawn creator Dawnatic and the Munich-based production company remote control productions.
Game designer Tri Do Dinh is crazy about Vampires Dawn: "It's incredibly fun to play a villainous vampire who strikes fear into the heart of the villagers in a humorous and very entertaining way. The character controls and the mechanics of the puzzles will transfer easily to DS." CEO Michael Schiestl adds: "Our team learned a lot about the RPG genre when we were working on Avencast. We're highly motivated to continue our work in this area and to increase our involvement in the handheld sector."
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About ClockStone Software:
ClockStone Software is an independent developer of entertainment software based in Innsbruck, Austria. The company was founded in the summer of 2006, when its members where working on their debut game Avencast – Rise of the Mage. This action-RPG was published for PC in late 2007, and received positive reviews in the world-wide media. ClockStone is now an official developer for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. They are currently taking in contract work for these platforms in addition to working on new original concepts.
About Vampires Dawn:
The first version of Vampires Dawn – a free RPG for the PC released in 2001 – originated from a hobby project. Using RPG Maker, game designer Alexander Koch created an exciting vampire adventure in a classic 2D-look. The game rapidly gained popularity. When Part Two came out in 2005, the Vampires Dawn fan community continued to grow. To date, both parts have been downloaded over 500,000 times and have been featured in every major German PC and video game magazine, including Gamestar, PC Games and Bravo Screenfun. Vampires Dawn: Deceit of Heretics, published in 2007, is the first commercial version in the series. The mobile version was published in over 25 countries to great acclaim in the international trade publications. That same year, Dawnatic studios also won the German Developers' Prize for "Best Mobile RPG/Adventure."