Vampire hunter B
April 15, 2011 3:47 PM   Subscribe

Bela Kovacs and the Trail of Blood is an involving little flash mystery puzzler, mostly finding items and clues, but with more variety than the general escape-the-room game and nice atmospherics.
posted by klangklangston (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Not bad.
posted by Minus215Cee at 7:44 PM on April 15, 2011

Okay, this is rad and HORRIBLY ADDICTING. But the font is so tiny omg why.
posted by elizardbits at 7:47 PM on April 15, 2011

Nice! Love the atmosphere.
posted by tickingclock at 9:25 PM on April 15, 2011

And way too quick. In and out in 15 minutes.
posted by cerulgalactus at 3:52 AM on April 16, 2011

Yeah, I like a good supernatural noir, so I was sad there wasn't more to this one.
posted by rifflesby at 8:54 AM on April 16, 2011

It looks like they're going to do more, especially if he gets the kickstarter money.
posted by klangklangston at 9:17 AM on April 16, 2011

That was fun. Agreed that it went by too quickly though.
posted by bayani at 12:56 PM on April 16, 2011

I play a lot of these little adventure games, and the crime scenes really made this one stand out from the pack. Loved the ghost images. Thanks!
posted by Georgina at 10:24 PM on April 16, 2011

I don't usually play games like this, but I liked the mechanics of it — I tend to get bored before I lose with a lot of escape the room or find the difference games, the games I think tend to use this photorealistic background.

It also had a nice sense of art direction, especially because the images looked like they were shot for the project, not stock. The location was really well shot.

It'd be interesting to see this game as a serial project (or one in this mode, with the parallax and fish eye plus narrative). I think a longer game could have gotten repetitive too, as one of the things that worked well was the integration of a bunch of different puzzle types into it.

But like I said, I don't usually play games like this, so if anyone has any other really fun ones this reminds them of, I'd like to see them.
posted by klangklangston at 10:36 PM on April 16, 2011

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