The original iDracula was released back in early 2009, which was a really transformative time for the App Store. Loads of very simple games were available, but very few felt like they got close to comparing to the overall fit and finish of the rest of the onboard Apple apps. iDracula was among the titles that really started to ratchet the quality bar upwards, as it was a full-featured dual stick shooter with multiple weapons, power-ups, and other things which seem like obvious inclusions today. Unsurprisingly, its since been removed from the App Store, but you can see the AppShopper listing. If you’ve really never heard of this game before, check out this old video we made of it:
Well, through the magic of Steam Greenlight, the original developers of iDracula just revealed iDracula: Genesis which you can go vote for if you’re into the whole Steam Greenlight thing. There’s loads of details on the game’s web site, and it seems like they’ve got something that’s surprisingly full featured compared to what you typically see on Greenlight. There’s apparently even 100 weapons in game right now, which is a long shot from the original iDracula which sported a crossbow, a … shotgun, and maybe a few other weapons? Take a look at the trailer:
Now for the not-so-great news: We’ve heard from the original iDracula developers, and while there are plans in the works for the game to eventually make it to mobile, it’s going to be a long road. They’re following what’s become the standard indie game release path which we’ve seen quite a bit lately: Steam first, other platforms (including mobile) later. iDracula is a pretty big part of iOS gaming history, so it’d be great to see it return to the App Store. Go vote for it on Steam Greenlight, and let’s keep our fingers crossed.