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Vampire Survivors creator ‘didn’t have a vision’ when he started making the game that allowed him to quit his job

Vampire Survivors creator 'didn't have a vision' when he started making the game that allowed him to quit his job
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Vampire Survivors was released on December 17, 2021, and quickly became a word-of-mouth hit. It’s a simple-looking game but the great pleasure here is in how it escalates: What begins as a lone figure whipping skeletons is soon enough a coruscating supernova of liquid death destroying legions of ghouls with every step.

The game was initially inspired by an Android mobile title, Magic Survival. “I’ve always been making games in my spare time, basically, and was looking for a job at the time,” says Luca Galante, the developer of Vampire Survivors. “And because I was playing Magic Survival I thought to try and make my version. And so just came up with a prototype that played, you know, exactly like Magic Survival. And then I was done with it, honestly!”

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