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App description: Vampire Ventures is an engaging match 3 game featuring vampire traps, locks and battles!

Vampires tend to get a really bad press, but they're not all hideous night ghouls. Long before she was born, Val's dad invented a special blender allowing them to use strawberry juice as a healthy alternative to a vampire's usual diet.

All was good until some vile creature cursed their home. Their blender lay smashed on the floor, her dad nowhere to be found!

Join Vampire Val as she embarks on her quest to find her kidnapped father. Travel through five vast lands, defeating vampire traps and battling various foes, including skeleton lords, vampire vapours and squalps.

Features:
- 75 levels featuring four gameplay variations.
- Select between relaxed, timed & tricky game modes.
- Defeat opponents and locks to spin fortune's wheel.
- Battle skeletons, vampire vapours, squalps and more.
- Collect talismans to help you defeat vampire traps.
- Separate levels for iPhone & iPad to suit both screens.
- Game Center support for high scores & achievements.
- Player profiles so a family can share the game.
- Share your progress across devices via iCloud.
- Full Retina support, including 4-inch displays.

There's also a 'Lite' edition of Vampire Ventures available for free. Embark on your journey today!

For news of our future iPhone and iPad games please visit:
www.ClockworkPixels.com
Twitter: @ClockworkPixels

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Customer Feedback:

"Bought, love it, lots of variety, totally worth the money, oh yeah, exceptionally high production value."

"I love match 3 games. I checked out the lite version then bought it. It has a quirky story and high quality graphics."

"This is one of my favourite Match 3 Games in the App Store and I've played just about all of them!"

"This is a great match-3 game. Lots of content, high production value and addicting gameplay. Finally, a new fix for my match-3 addiction!"

Clockwork Pixels's comments:
Hello,

If you like casual/matching games with a bit of a story, please try out my new iOS game Vampire Ventures

Ideal for the Halloween season, it's a kid friendly game (no blood, lots of strawberry juice!) ... and ... there's a Lite version available which includes the first 15 levels : App Store Link : Vampire Ventures Lite


Let me know what you think ... but only if you like it ; )

Thanks,
George
10-26-2013, 05:04 PM
#2
Your stuff is always so polished and so fun! This is obviously a different twist on the Kitten/Puppy sanctuary stuff, so what's the main objective? You're not going to be keeping/collecting a castle full of ghosts, right (though that could be fun!) So do you collect/power up different spells then? Is that what I'm seeing in the video?

10-26-2013, 05:05 PM
#3
I love match 3 games. I checked out the lite version and I liked it. It has a quirky story and high quality graphics. This is the same dev who made Kitten Sanctuary and Darkside. You have my $1.99......
10-26-2013, 05:41 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by dclose View Post
You're not going to be keeping/collecting a castle full of ghosts, right (though that could be fun!)
Ha, no ... instead of a sanctuary, there's a story ... which took about the same amount of development time as there's 40+ cut-scenes.

The game has some extra level types (compared to Kittens/Puppies), things like rotating lock levels, dropping items off the game board & battles. Talismans are filled by making matches (longer matches fill them more quickly), it's these that are shown in the video

Quote:
Originally Posted by stormyspop1 View Post
I love match 3 games. I checked out the lite version and I liked it. It has a quirky story and high quality graphics. This is the same dev who made Kitten Sanctuary and Darkside. You have my $1.99......
Thank you. Glad you like the game ... and the graphics! I've had some 'too cartoon-like' feedback, so it's good to hear.
10-27-2013, 02:21 AM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,681
George makes the absolute best frickin' Match 3 games out there. If people stopped playing shit like Candy Crush and played this, Kitten Sanctuary and Puppy Sanctuary instead, the world would be a better a place. Give this game some love people!
10-27-2013, 02:32 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,589
FANTASTIC!
Finally some new match-3 stuff!

There weren't much mentionable match-3 games except Scurvy Scallywags and Old Clockmaker's Riddle in the last months.
It's an insta-buy for me.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 10-27-2013 at 02:36 AM.
10-27-2013, 03:29 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,723
Bought, love it, lots of variety, totally worth the money, oh yeah, exceptionally high production value.
10-27-2013, 05:51 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,681
Hate to say this, but this may just be my favorite Clockwork Pixels release.

Also, "too cartoon-like" is bull. The graphics are purr(sorry, wrong game :3)-fect.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
10-27-2013, 07:22 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,336
It has been quite a while since a quality match-3 dropped on the AppStore, hasn't it? So bought, and I likey! High production values, varied goals throughout.

One minor thing tho, I hear the swoosh sound and the 3-note sound that pitches higher the longer chains you get going, but I can't hear anything when actually matching gems, put a gentle short bling-ish sound (or something similar) and have the 3-note as is for the chains. Thanks Clockwork Pixels.

Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/chris1a-1
Audiobombs (presets and templates for iOS synths):
https://www.audiobombs.com/users/ChrisG
10-27-2013, 08:07 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 36
After the disappointing mercenary mess that was Marvel Puzzle Quest, Vampire Ventures was exactly what I needed to cleanse the palate and restore my faith in those who still know how to make a quality match 3 game without fleecing its customers - well played, sir!