Vampire survivors, one of the escape games of 2022, is being transformed into an animated television show. The show seems to be very early in production (it doesn’t have a writer yet and there will be shopping around, deadline reports), but I’m intrigued to see how the game will be adapted into a TV series.
There’s no real plot to it Vampire survivors. The aim of the game is to live as long as possible against ever-increasing waves of monsters while leveling up various weapons and items until you become so insanely powerful that you can exit the game and still survive. (Maybe I’m just playing it that way.) There are lots of pretty lights and colors too.
There’s an official setting for the web version of the game on the Itch.io website, so maybe the show takes some inspiration from there: “In the year 2021, in rural Italy, there lived an evil person named Bisconte Draculó, whose many evil magic created an evil world full of famine and suffering. It is now up to the members of the Belpaese family to end his reign of terror and put good food on the table again.”
However, I should note that the Itch.io version of the game is out now terribly much outdated compared to the Steam version, which just got its second expansion. I wouldn’t be surprised if the setting laid out there doesn’t exactly apply to what the game has become. If the final writer(s) for the show need some inspiration, we’ve got some ideas! And I hope the show’s creative team consults James Stephanie Sterling, who has written funny for the game.