A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ever wanted to relive the trashy YA fiction from your youth, but, like, in interactive story form?

No? Well too bad - here's a Comedy Noir Romance for your consideration.

This is a tweaked re-realease of my entry for Ludum Dare 35: Shapeshift.

You play as Kenneth Rice; a 130-year-old hard-boiled detective with sensibilities firmly in the 1920s era from when he was bitten by a vampire. Yes.

When he gets a call from a mysterious stranger with a missing necklace, Kenneth steps up to the challenge; using his detective skills and vampiric transformation powers to solve the case. And maybe fall in love?

In short, it's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with more 20's lingo and homoerotic overtones. Enjoy!

  • Character artwork by Lyn-Dae Stewart
  • Script, coding and photoshopping by Nathan Blades."
  • Game music by Thomas Collins (vicegripsismyhero@outlook.com) and Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com).
  • Sound effects from freesound.org.
  • Kenneth Rice: Vampire Detective was made in Ren'Py! Ren'Py was created by PyTom. Learn more at www.renpy.org
Published May 01, 2017
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
TagsLGBT, Ludum Dare 35, Noir
LinksLudum Dare


Kenneth Rice - Vampire Detective-1.6-all.zip 50 MB


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I love how you incorporated shapeshifting; that's a bit of vampire lore that doesn't get used enough in modern fiction.