A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

It is a quiet night in Krakow, and the Prince has just been murdered.

You are Mikael, a young Ventrue with no memories of his mortal life. When a power struggle in the wake of the Prince's death leaves the Sheriff and Seneschal unwilling to work together, the investigation of his murder falls to you.

Joining you is Kira, the only childe of the dead Prince Aleksander. Together, you must investigate the scene of the crime, interrogate your suspects, and bring the killer to justice before the loss of its Prince sends Krakow crumbling into chaos. 

Aleksander was known as a just and beloved Prince—who could have wanted him dead? And what could have driven them to it?

Vampire: the Regicide is a visual novel with five unique endings, original character art, a full soundtrack, and a list of definitions for players unfamiliar with the setting (accessible via the ESC key)! An average playthrough takes roughly 1-1.5 hours.

This game was made for the Vampire: The Masquerade Jam 2022 using  the "Love Among Monsters" prompt. It was created in only a month, so if you run into any bugs, please let us know so we can fix them!

Content warnings:  This game contains setting-typical amounts of violence and blood, as well as brief instances that could trigger ommeta/scopophobia.

Developed by:
Jen - Art
Liam Coakley - Writing, Music Directing, Lore-Knowing, Discord-Joining
Megan - Writing, Production
Perdix - Coding,  UI
The Anti Virals - Music

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorKindred Spirits
GenreVisual Novel
TagsDetective, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Ren'Py, Short, Singleplayer, Vampire
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityConfigurable controls


vampiretheregicide-1.0-market.zip 154 MB
vampiretheregicide-1.0-mac.zip 110 MB

Install instructions

On Windows:

  1. Extract the file
  2. Open the folder
  3. Run vampiretheregicide.exe

On Mac:

How to open Itch io games on MAC - YouTube

Development log


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Ok wow, this was fun! Interesting story and characters! Great character art too! Really wouldn't have guessed this was made under the time constraints of a jam. (not that I know anything about creating games)


Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and the art!! I've done a bunch of college projects before and I was also surprised we managed to get this much done haha. I went through the game at the end and was like "1-2 hour runtime???? We got that much done???" Very fun discovery lol

Thank you again for playing and commenting! It's so exciting to hear people had fun :') — Megan

Even more than quantity I was taken aback by the overall quality. For the time constraint I would've expected to focus on one thing (idk, just strong characters, or an intricately woven story, or pretty art) and then cut corners elsewhere. (Which is a perfectly fine approach and can absolutely lead to amazing games!) But you did ALL THE THINGS, which sounds like a recipe for disaster. But then you actually managed to nail ALL THE THINGS. Which is super impressive. Guess you had a great team and your previous experience probably helped :)


Ahhh! Thank you! We all worked really hard on it and were excited to have the final version out! Your comments mean the world to us! —the other writer, Liam

AMAZING GAME!! LOVED IT! <3 The story was rich and the characters were well written! AND THE ART IS OUT OF THS WORLD!!

Thank you sir, your $100 is in the mail —Liam

Great game! I loved the pacing, the story,  the characters, the art(especially the art!). I absolutely loved Shredder's design and the second they showed up my immediate thought was, "I don't care if they did it, I'm not accusing them." I also loved the twist at the end but I don't want to talk about that in the comments because spoilers.

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Thank you so much!! Shredder has my whole heart, it makes me so happy to hear you loved them too! Thank you for playing our game ! :"))  <3  --Jen


Sequel Idea: It is a quiet night in Krakow, and you

are a horrible goose.

This sounds like a game where you play Shredder?

Heheh I think that sounds perfect! —Liam

Enjoyed every second of this! Political and personal intrigue against the backdrop of vampirism... Lovely and bloody little mystery with lots to unpack. Oorlag was by far my favourite character. The artwork is also wonderful!

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STOKED to hear you say that! Oorlag is the only character here directly adapted from an old PC of mine, so it’s really fun to hear that so many people are enjoying my creepy bandage boy —Liam

I love Shredder. nuff said

Shredder is everything —Liam

Incredible! I loved it!

aaa I'm glad you enjoyed it!! - Megan