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
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorNathan Blades
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.