New Dev Blog Update on V Rising by Stunlock Studios!

V Rising is an upcoming Multiplayer Vampire Survival Game. Explore a vast open-world teeming with mythical beings and danger. Rebuild your castle and convert humans into loyal servants in a quest to raise your vampire empire. Traverse the world with comrades or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandits, and wander into the domains of supernatural beasts. In V Rising, you will craft weapons and combine them with powerful spell kits that work similarly to Battlerite champion abilities.

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Below is an earlier press release from Stunlock Studios

Skövde, Sweden – 23rd June, 2021 – Stunlock Studios today have published a Dev Update interview with Art Director Johan Wahlbäck for their open-world vampire survival game, V Rising, coming to PC on Steam with the Beta planned later this year. While the Beta version is coming soon, excited fans have wasted no time sending in questions to gain greater insight into the dark and wonderful world of V Rising. This Dev Update is full of information regarding the atmosphere of the game, the design of characters, the gothic themes across the game’s architecture, and the violent contrast between humanity and the bloodthirsty vampires. The art director warns that bloodshed is a key part of the vampire's visuals, but it is contrasted with their darkness and beauty.

Stunlock Studios’s previous game Battlerite is a competitive game where readability is a crucial element of the intense tactical gameplay. With V Rising’s more detailed graphics and higher fidelity, there are concerns that visual clarity may be affected. Art Director Johan allays those fears with the following statement:

“Even though readability isn’t as crucial as in a competitive arena game like Battlerite, we still work a lot with this in V Rising to make the player feel they are in control of the various gameplay situations. Since the world is high in detail, we chose to simplify the shapes of our characters to make them read better. We’re using an approach similar to what you see in traditionally animated Ghibli and Disney movies, where the characters are outlined to stand out on watercolor-painted backgrounds. This direction enables us to design more distinct characters for better readability without compromising the atmosphere-heavy and richly detailed world.”

Be sure to check out the full Art & Mood Dev Update here.

Sharpen your fangs and get ready to rule the twilight as V Rising enters Beta in 2021. Sign up for the V Rising Beta and Newsletter here:

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V Rising is an open-world vampire survival game. Awaken as a weakened vampire from centuries of slumber and survive a world full of peril. As a vampire, you need to hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength and quench your thirst. Build and customize your castle, invite friends to join your clan, and convert humans to servants to grow your empire. Engage in real-time combat and compete for world domination with PvP and PvE challenges. Will you become the next Dracula?

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About Stunlock Studios

Stunlock Studios is one of the leading independent Swedish game developers in Skövde and most known for arena brawler Battlerite. Since the launch of Battlerite, more than 6 million unique players have tried their luck in the arena, shooting Battlerite up to the peak of the ‘top-selling’ free-to-play games on Steam on several occasions. With a passion for multiplayer action games, the studio crafts groundbreaking and community-driven games, always with their players in mind. Visit:

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