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Paradox buying White Wolf could give new life to my hope for a Vampire game

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Pair o docs vampire

I have a confession to make. As a teenager, I used to play Vampire: The Masquerade. No no, not the apparently awesome PC game that was a critical success and commercial failure. I mean, the kind where you roll dice and have character sheets and stuff. I absolutely adored it and always wanted to replicate that experience. Now my hopes of one day seeing a video game based on Vampire, Werewolf or World of Darkness have reason to be resurrected.

Paradox Interactive is a PC publisher known for franchises like Europa Universalis and Cities: Skylines. In a bid to expand its IP, it’s purchased White Wolf from CCP Games. For those who don’t know, White Wolf is known for its fantasy and RPG IP that cover World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse – these universes are represented in books, PC games as well as tabletop and card games. White Wolf fans are dedicated and passionate, and I think they could meld well with the opportunities that Paradox could offer. In a comment to Games Industry, Paradox boss Fredrik Wester assured them that this isn’t just about forcing the IP into other projects.

We believe that part of being a good steward of these IPs is to pursue the opportunities that are the best fit for the brands themselves and not shoehorn them into video games. Setting up White Wolf Publishing to operate as its own entity makes that a lot easier for us.

I would love to see White Wolf do some cool game releases. There is so much that could be done with the IP, here’s hoping that it’s finally used to its full potential.

Last Updated: October 30, 2015

18 Comments

  1. Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    October 30, 2015 at 10:13

    Eish that header Zoe

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      October 30, 2015 at 10:15

      They’re Count Martens XD

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 30, 2015 at 10:15

      It reminded me about Halloween and Darryns photoshop skills for some reason.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 30, 2015 at 10:18

      It’s a Pair o’ Docs. It’s perfect.

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  2. VampyreSquirrel

    October 30, 2015 at 10:14

    This could turn into us getting some really nice new IPs.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 30, 2015 at 10:25

    That’s not a confession, that’s a statement of awesome. I always played Malkavian, for what should be obvious reasons.

    A new VtM game would make me go…

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    • Ottokie

      October 30, 2015 at 10:29

      …wow

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 30, 2015 at 10:48

        That’s the same response I gave when I finally got Nyx MF P. πŸ˜‰

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        • Ottokie

          October 30, 2015 at 10:50

          I had so much fun on Trinity p last night πŸ˜› now I just need to get her syndicate mod and I will be over the moon !

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2015 at 11:27

            I’ve got quite a bit of farming to do before getting her, only got the systems. Only one piece away from Ash, Volt & Nova P.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        October 30, 2015 at 10:54

        Yeah my sentiments exactly…

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    • BacchusZA

      October 30, 2015 at 13:04

      Heh Brujah here, and yes, when I heard this news my first thought was “YES!! That WoD game is back on!!”

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  4. Ottokie

    October 30, 2015 at 10:28

    After Cities: Skylines, I have massive respect for Paradox Interactive.

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  5. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    October 30, 2015 at 11:02

    lol and I still play pen and paper RPGs xD

    I am so excited about this! I also actually trust them with it! πŸ˜€

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    • Brady miaau

      October 30, 2015 at 11:57

      How on earth do you find the time? I just could not, and I loved it.

      I wrote big adventures, lots of planning for the players. It was great.

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        October 30, 2015 at 12:37

        Unfortunately it doesn’t happen often, but I do it at least once a year.

        Want to do it more though.

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  6. Nikola

    October 30, 2015 at 11:10

    Vampire game would be sooo cool always wanted one but not Twilight Vampire of course….

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  7. Johann

    October 30, 2015 at 13:48

    I wouldn’t mind an RPG with werewolves and vampires. Please just don’t make it an MMO!

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