H.O.T. Press: Astirian-Rae Games invites players to Dracula’s Castle

Astirian-Rae Games today announced that their colony simulator management game, Dracula's Castle, will launch on Steam in 2022

Perth, Australia — October 27, 2021 — Astirian-Rae Games today announced that their colony simulator management game, Dracula’s Castle, will launch on Steam in 2022. Set in the year 1897, players take on the role of Dracula as he begins his preparations to travel to England aboard the Demeter. The game focuses on managing and expanding the castle while simultaneously stalking the local Transylvanian towns and recruiting minions. Dracula’s Castle intends to delight players with its treatment of the source material and cast of characters such as Jonathan Harker and legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing.

View the Dracula’s Castle announcement trailer here:

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“I wanted to make an accessible management game but I also wanted to take a deep dive into some of the vampire lore that I sort of really fell in love with in the early 90’s.” said Daragh Wickham of Astirian-Rae Games. “I’m a huge fan of the kind of classical take on vampires — you know, the sort of pre-industrial era, dawn of the new world space. Lots of harpsichord. And I’m tremendously excited to wrap that feeling around some of the RPG elements that usually tend to sit well with the base building genre.”

Dracula’s Castle will feature customisation not only in the form of the castle itself but also in terms of Dracula’s traits and menagerie of castle denizens. With Dracula’s skill set, for example, some players may opt for a stealthy bat focussed build while others may prefer a more aggressive wolf based Dracula. Not only will minions be recruitable, they will be highly customisable too. If a skeleton warrior seems too weak, Dracula can always instruct the Necromancer to graft demonic wings to its back or replace the head with that of a Minotaur’s. Why not both?

Dracula welcomes you to his house! Enter freely and of your own free will! Head on over to Steam and wishlist it today: https://tinyurl.com/draculas-castle-game