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Vampire Survivors switching to new game engine on August 17

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The smash indie hit Vampire Survivors is planning to finally move over to their newer and upgraded game engine on August 17th.

A big change for the game to go from Phaser to Unity but it should hopefully be well worth it. This will bring with it better cross-platform support, big performance improvements and give the developers a better platform to continue expanding the game as time goes on - like for the upcoming local co-op mode.

The news was announced on Steam where they've also noted that Steam Trading Cards are now live, plus IGN recently got a co-op hands on with an unfinished build that might answer some questions for you. The developers say they're still working on it, trying to put in as many co-op options as possible along with a special item only in co-op.

On top of that they're also hosting a real-world co-op event hands-on in early August in London (UK). More details on that when they announce it.

The original co-op trailer if you missed it:

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Solarwing Jul 12, 2023
This game is too cheap atm. I won't buy it -yet But still it looks rather interesting game though

Last edited by Solarwing on 12 July 2023 at 8:52 am UTC
LordDaveTheKind Jul 12, 2023
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Hopefully we won't see any more frame rate drops when lots of things are on screen, unless something else happens... :D
Belaptir Jul 12, 2023
Quoting: LordDaveTheKindHopefully we won't see any more frame rate drops when lots of things are on screen, unless something else happens... :D

Something else WILL happen. I mean, you will have 3 more fellow survivors trying to piss each other for good while lots of other things are on the screen
hardpenguin Jul 12, 2023
Anybody knows what will happen to the saves compatibility? Thanks
Pengling Jul 12, 2023
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Quoting: SolarwingBut still it looks rather interesting game though
It's great fun - and there are still no vampires in it to this day!
Lofty Jul 12, 2023
i remember a time when switching to Unity would have destroyed a games performance, especially on Linux.
crabctrl Jul 12, 2023
I mean any engine must perform better than the current one (read: Google Chrome)...
ssj17vegeta Jul 12, 2023
Let's hope it will finally have the promised native Linux support.
mark348 Jul 13, 2023
Can't wait for that co-op mode.
Marlock Sep 15, 2023
any word from them now that Unity is imploding?
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