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Queer vampire game First Bite arrives on Steam

If you’re looking for the perfect thing to sink your teeth into this Valentine’s Day that isn’t chocolate, you’ll be happy to know we’ve got just the suggestion for you: First Bite, a queer vampire game that has just arrived on Steam.

The game was previously released on itch.io last year, which we gave a 3.5/5 in our review for the thirsty visual novel. In it, players take on the role of a horny-for-the-supernatural protagonist who finds themselves stumbling into the house of three very hungry vampires. These delectable vampires are; Ilyas, a giant himbo voiced by Alejandro Saab (Fire Emblem: Three Houses); Laurel, a deeply mysterious enigma voiced by Jalen Cassell (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure); and Valeria, a snobbish aristocrat voiced by Marie Westbrook (Jujutsu Kaisen).

However, if you think these vampires will fall in love with you at first sight like Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight – you’re going to be in for a huge, bloody surprise. While they find you stumbling into their den amusing, you’ll have to pull out the charm to stop them from stringing you up like red fairy lights.

There are three vampires to romance individually, though there does not seem to be a polyamorous option where you can romance all three together. With approximately 4 hours of playtime across all routes and endings though, you’ll find your favourite out of the three eventually. We’d even go as far to stake our life on it. Wink.

First Bite also allows players to choose their pronouns and customize their character’s name, while also allowing you further options if romance isn’t your thing by letting you forge a cursed friendship with your new vampire pals.

Other features in First Bite include:
  • Four collectible CGs
  • 26 potential ‘Dead Ends.’ Choose your words wisely, or find fangs at your throat
  • A Death Tally to keep track of your failures
  • Multiple potential ‘positive’ outcomes

First Bite is available to play now on Steam, as well as itch.io.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.