Werewolf: From a Tabletop RPG

Warsaw, 9 September 2020 – What are the challenges of adapting the mechanics of a legendary pen-and-paper RPG for a video game? Learn the answer from the Lead Designer of Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest in the new dev diary.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is the upcoming savage horror game that adapts the mechanics of the classic pen-and-paper RPG system. In this story-focused experience, you play as Maia, a young girl who comes to Poland looking for her roots and gets drafted into an ancient war.


YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NYIQaeugNWo

In the new Dev Diary, Artur Ganszyniec discusses the challenges and limitations that developers need to consider when adapting a tabletop system for another medium. Anything could happen during a traditional pen-and-paper session. How does Heart of the Forest replicate that feeling of shaping your own story? Discover the answer in the video above.

This Tuesday, during the PAX EGX online event, the developers of three upcoming World of Darkness video games will talk about their vastly different approaches to adapting the RPG systems for a video game.

Featured games:

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest

Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York

Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife

The panel will be screened via the EGX Twitch channel twitch.tv/EGX. Viewers will have a chance to get each studio’s previous games for free.

The fans can also download wallpapers based on the game’s stylish and unique art. Every week the subscribers to Heart of the Forest newsletter will receive a new wallpaper via email. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. You can also find them in our press kit.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is scheduled for a Q4 2020 release on PC. The game will be available on Windows, macOS, and Linux on Steam and GOG.com.

About Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Werewolf: The Apocalypse is a legendary role-playing game first released in 1992 by White Wolf. The player is a Garou, commonly referred to as a werewolf. Their kind is locked in a two-front war against the spiritual desolation of urban civilization and supernatural forces of corruption seeking to bring about the Apocalypse.

About Different Tales

Different Tales is a storytelling studio co-founded by The Witcher head story designer Artur Ganszyniec and project lead Jacek Brzeziński (The Witcher, Hitman, Dying Light).

Over the last dozen years, Different Tales members have worked on fantasy franchises with a cult following, mobile games for the mass market, artistic experiments, critically acclaimed products about killing people and prototypes that were meant to exceed the boundaries of the medium. They are always ready to tell a new story.

Website: differenttales.com

Facebook: facebook.com/differenttales/

Twitter: twitter.com/differenttales

About Walkabout Games

The publisher behind Liberated and Wanderlust: Travel Stories, Walkabout Games is a Polish publisher and developer of aspiring independent game studios.

It supports ambitious projects full of new, exciting, and risky ideas that evoke the kind of amazement that we all love video games for.

Website: walkabout.games

Facebook: facebook.com/WalkaboutGames/

Twitter: twitter.com/Walkabout_Games

About World of Darkness

World of Darkness is a transmedia entertainment brand encompassing a number of modern fantasy horror franchises, including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more. Through tabletop roleplaying games, video games, board games, literature, comic books, and more, these franchises tell mature stories in a dark supernatural fantasy layered over our modern world. Since 1991, World of Darkness has defined monster-perspective entertainment for a generation of fans. For more information visit www.worldofdarkness.com.


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