Ah yes "Demo: TBA" my favorite type of IF.
Bloody Desires: The Cure
Bloody Desires: The Cure is a supernatural interactive fiction set in the 21st century. When the Vampiric Round Table (VRT) summons you to New York, you have no choice but to go. The VRT has learned of a credible rumor that a cure for vampirism is somewhere out there. But your kind aren’t the only ones searching for it. The dangerous supernatural exterminators, Heaven’s Hunters, seek the cure to wipe vampires from existence.
18+ for violence, blood, death, sexual themes, explicit language, and morally gray storylines. Some scenes will have options to get a non-explicit synopsis or play the more explicit scene (specifically for violence, etc). Ask if you need more details.
Embark on a bloody adventure featuring:
- 6 unique MC backstories;
- 3 clans to choose from (Viscardi, Crescendo, Saleyrn);
- characters, both supernatural and mortal, who you can form alliances and relationships with (or piss off?);
- the ability to play as non-binary, male, female, cis, or trans;
- opportunities to level up your skills for the fight ahead;
- multiple endings.
Learn more about the backstories and companion characters below.
The following companions have platonic and romantic routes.
Kieran Collins - The Shifter
137 years old (looks early 30s) | Irish | male | he/they
Kieran is a shifter who takes on the form of a wolf. They have full control of when they shift, although it can be painful if they shift too often between resting. In his human form, he relies on knives and has spent his life studying supernatural rituals and artifacts.
Charlotte St. Claire - The Deadly English Rose
28 years old | English | female | she/her
Charlotte is a Londoner with a dark past, having spent a large portion of her life entangled with the dangerous underworld of London. This path led to her imprisonment by a group of vampires who treated her as their personal blood bag. After escaping on the precipice of her death, she was found by Kieran who took her under his wing.
River Silvius - The Witch
32 years old | American | non-binary | they/them
River is the youngest witch in their family and was raised in the state of Washington. They are currently a professor at the New York Institute of Witchcraft, the premier witchcraft college in North America. They sometimes work on cases with Bennett.
Katerina Kallergis - The (Other) Vampire
282 years old (looks late 20s to early 30s) | Greek | female | she/her
Katerina is a vampire who was born in Greece almost three-hundred years ago. She despises vampirism - including herself and other vampires. Not much is known about members of her clan, the Infinitum, as they are a tight-knit group of vampires who value privacy and usually avoid other supernaturals as much as possible.
Bennett Williams - The Cowboy
31 years old | American | male | he/him
Bennett grew up on a ranch in Texas, where he was the only survivor of a Heaven’s Hunters (HH) attack that wiped out his family, including his sister who was a Witch and the intended target. He is currently a private investigator for supernaturals and their families. He is fond of his cowboy hat and shotgun and wears an eyepatch on his left eye.
There will be additional characters who play their own role in the story, including members of the Vampiric Round Table, clan leaders, Heaven’s Hunters, and more. However, this post would be too long to list all of those people.
Here’s a brief look at the six possible backstories for MC. Subject to change if needed by the author.
Shadow of War World I
Born: 1896 - London, England | Turned: 1915 - Loos-en-Gohelle, France
Born in the heart of London, your life brimmed with dreams. But those were overshadowed by the devastating turmoil of World War I. You were driven by a sense of duty at 19 years old and enlisted alongside your best friend from secondary school. After watching your best friend fall in combat, you were overwhelmed by survivor’s guilt and were left trying to navigate the war-torn world without them. Eventually, you were dying on a different battlefield, reminded of them. But as the darkness closed in, so did a vampire…
Shadow of the Roaring 20s
Born: 1898 - New York, NY | Turned: 1922 - New York, NY
Born to a working-class family in the heart of New York City, you spent the entirety of your mortal life there. Your Sire was drawn to you as soon as you entered the speakeasy that fateful night… as your connection with your Sire grew, so did both of your desires to never lose each other. A year after being turned, a relentless group of vampire hunters took them from you as they sacrificed themself for your sake…
Shadow of the Spanish Renaissance
Born: 1608 - Barcelona, Spain | Turned: 1635 - Madrid, Spain
Born to a merchant family in bustling Barcelona, your early years were spent comfortably and your family hoped you would follow in their footsteps. But your passions lay elsewhere. You found yourself inspired by artists such as Gaudi and Velázquez, and frequented libraries and salons. As you grew older, the weight of familial obligations bore down upon you. One night while you were in Madrid visiting friends, a vampire approached you with a proposal…
Shadow of the French Revolution
Born: 1770 - Vizille, France | Turned: 1799 - Paris, France
Born to a family of budding rebels in Vizille, you experienced the backdrop of social unrest and discontent. As the revolution began to spread across France, you found yourself at the midst of it in Paris. It is there that your Sire became fascinated by your sense of justice and chose you to be their eternal descendent. Against your deepest desires, you were thrust into immortality, a fate you never sought, as your original intention was simply to fight for the betterment of humanity…
Shadow of the Zhou Dynasty
Born: 890 B.C. - Western Zhou | Turned: 867 B.C - Western Zhou
Born into a prestigious family, you spent much of your time at court, learning from tutors and schemers alike. As a young adult, you were caught in the crossfires of a power struggle within the court. Betrayed by those you once trusted, you were the victim of an assassination attempt. You only remember your eyes closing….and then waking up as a vampire, your sire nowhere in sight…
Shadow of the Nile
Born: 1050 B.C. - Tanis, Egypt | Turned: 1023 B.C - Thebes, Egypt
Born to a family of esteemed lineage, you were raised in the sacred walls of the Temple of Amun-Ra in preparation for your future as a religious figurehead. You did eventually become an important leader in Thebes during a time of political imbalance. But then you died. When you awoke, a vampire was watching over you with an amused look. They swore to have found you already dying in an alley…
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I LOVE the idea of these backstories and I’m actually happy about the customization restrictions as they tie in to said backstories!
Eagerly awaiting, to say the least!
Can’t wait to this, I do want to know if we can customize the MC’s looks in each backstory too
The MC can be customized appearance wise for the most part. For certain backstories, there will be less options (less colors for eyes, skin, etc) but you can choose from what's available. The other backstories will have more options for those categories. Tumblr post regarding this: https://www.tumblr.com/bloodydesires-if/717861554805211136/i-loove-this-especial...
can't wait to play this story !! it looks great !!
I'm definitely looking forward to the demo drop as I'm already attached to the different backgrounds and characters shown thus far..
This looks wonderful. looking forward for the demo to drop!
Love it already ♥️ can't wait for the upload!