White Wolf, the publisher behind the famed series Vampire: The Masquerade, has entered the genre of interactive fiction, releasing two new titles at once. The first is Vampire The Masquerade: We Eat Blood ($1.99). With a story written and illustrated by Sarah Horrocks and Zak Sabbath (not to be confused with Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band fronted by Zakk Wylde), this game takes the Vampire world and brings modern aspects of smartphones into the world. You’ve just been turned into a vampire, and while you contend with this strange new hunger, you have to deal with forces coming after you.
The other game is Mage the Ascension: Refuge ($1.99) which has you exploring a world of magick that takes place in modern-day Sweden, dealing with modern-day social and policital issues, also as you take sides in a secret war being fought in the shadows. Sounds intriguing! Swedish author Karin Tidbeck provided the story for Refuge, to provide an authentic Swedish touch. Both of these interactive fiction adventures are available now on several platforms.