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Vampire Therapist is a thrilling mix of What We Do in the Shadows and Horrible Histories

Our love and appreciation of vampires feels like it’ll never wane, and why should it, when vampires are subjectively one of the coolest mythological creatures to exist? If you agree, then you’ll be excited to hear about a new upcoming game called Vampire Therapist.

The debut game of developer Little Bat Games, Vampire Therapist puts players in the shoes of Sam, a former cowboy and now a full-time vampire who is looking for meaning in his immortal life. As expected, being a vampire often comes with a high body count and emotional damage that’ll have any respecting therapist wincing as they note it all down.

Luckily for Sam, his therapist is Andromachos, a reformed warrior and assassin who just so happens to be a vampire too. And a therapist. Indeed, he’s been practicing the art for a long time and is eager to help be the salve to Sam and other vampires mental ailments.

With the assistance of Andromachos, Sam embarks on a new adventure unlike any other: therapy. And lots of of it.

Vampire Therapist
Image Source: Little Bat Games

According to developers Little Bat Games (who is also in partnership with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg), the vibe of Vampire Therapist is a mix of a dark European nightlight setting, but with comedy inspired by What We Do in the Shadows and Horrible Histories. So expect the lewd and the crude, but with plenty of heartfelt characters to balance it out.

The characters you meet along Sam’s journey are described as distinct and expressive, with the character design being shaped by Sibylle Hell (Sea of Solitude) and written and voiced by Cyrus Nemati (Hades, Pyre).

What makes Vampire Therapist so different however, is that the game will include real-life therapist techniques — all of which has been created thanks to the help and support of real licensed therapists. From agoraphobia to narcissism, players will get to experience first-hand how these techniques are used to help others. After all, the undead may be just that, but their struggles certainly shouldn’t mean they stop living altogether.

Vampire Therapist springs from a belief that humanity could have always benefited from therapy. By providing a playfully dark, yet cozy experience, we hope to demystify therapy and show how it can be helpful to anyone, no matter how old they are,” said Cyrus Nemati, Creative Director of Little Bat Games.  

Vampire Therapist coming to Steam on June 17 for PC.

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.