Examining the Indie Hit Vampire Survivors

One of the most surprising hits of 2022 so far is the game Vampire Survivors, a game that is reminiscent of the hit arcade game Crimsonland. In this episode of my series known as “Dissecting Design” I wanted to look at how this game managed to succeed with a well thought out, and easy to learn, gameplay loop.

Author: Josh Bycer

Owner of Game Wisdom with more than a decade of experience writing and talking about game design and the industry. I'm also the author of the "Game Design Deep Dive" series and "20 Essential Games to Study"