The vampire hotel manager game Bloody Hell Hotel has been unveiled as a fresh first-person horror-filled twist on management sims like Stardew Valley.
In the game created by Unfold Games, players take on the role of a vampire who must remodel their hotel and take care of their guests, but who can also decide whether to suck their blood instead of letting them go.
The team behind it hopes to make it “the most ambitious first-person simulation game ever created,” including Darq developer Wlad Marhulets and members of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Baldur’s Gate 3 teams.
The player awakens from a centuries-long slumber to discover their enormous manor in ruins. This is where the management simulation picks up. After that, it gradually transforms into a thriving hotel with a hidden graveyard. Players can hunt for supplies and tools here and battle their way through a dungeon populated with monsters.
Guests’ blood can give vampires the ability to automate certain aspects of the hotel, and other vampires might work as the staff. Tasks can be carried out manually or partially automatically using vampiric powers that the player unlocks as they level up, Marhulets told IGN, adding that this is true of every system in the game.
The player has complete control over creating their weapons, including the ability to pick the materials used and alter the form and shape.
These decisions will significantly impact melee combat, the use of vampiric skills, and the combat talents that can be unlocked. I should also point out that action is designed to be more casual than adrenaline-pumping, which makes it a good fit for the simulation genre. Imagine it as Stardew Valley’s subterranean exploration in a warped, 3D environment Tim Burton.
Both PCs and consoles will be able to play the game. You can find it right here on Steam.