Fans of the Vampire: The Masquerade franchise are thirsty for a new title. Bloodlines is one of my favourite RPG’s of all time and I am sure those who played it when it first released in 2004 will agree. The franchise has been dormant and in 2015, publisher Paradox Interactive bought White Wolf and all their IPs. Well, now it seems like a new Vampire: The Masquerade game is being teased in a clever way.
Although a new Vampire: The Masquerade game has not been officially revealed, a tease by Paradox simply fits the bill perfectly. The tease for what many believe to be a new Vampire: The Masquerade game involves a “dating app” called “Tender, Your Soulmate Algorithm” and you can sign up with your Paradox account. You can sign up to this app right now knowing that it isn’t actually a dating app at all, but a tease for something.
Last year, White Wolf also filed a trademark for “Vampire Bloodlines” and I, for one, have no doubt this is some type of Alternative Reality Game (ARG) puzzle. Tender even asks you to fill in your blood type and more before matching you with a sick person in your area. The app also asks you to describe yourself, giving some options including “numb” and “hysterical” to choose from. Then, you also get a choice of images that best describe you, from a scary-looking clown to blood splatters and even some maggots. If that’s not enough, there’s also an investigative website that is handing out clues about Tender as well as memos from the Tender CEO being “leaked”.
Check out the official Tender beta announcement video below and then tell us if you are biting at the idea of a new Vampire: The Masquerade game in the comment section.