Sang-Froid (pronounced “Song-Fraw” and French for “Cold Blood”) is a game about werewolves. More specifically, two manly lumberjacks killing werewolves in order to save their sister from the devil.
While that premise may sound utterly ridiculous, it’s shaping up to be quite a magnificent looking game. With one part tower defense, third-person shooter, action-slasher, and RPG, Sang-Froid takes the best and forces you to strategically and carefully plan out your day. With a limited number of action points in the day, and a limited supply of cash, you have to pick and choose what traps to buy or, if it’s more your style, to upgrade your weapons.
Forcing you straight from the beginning to defend three different buildings, each with their own key purposes, you are forced to divide your attention. One approach is investing your skill points into one of the skill trees which allows you to focus most of your attention on one building, while carefully placed traps guard the other two. Other skill trees, if focused heavily on, will allow you to take on the majority of the foes yourself, with traps here and there to weed out the weaklings. Should you wish to be a jack of all trades, then you can start to experiment with the “fear” system the game has in place. With fear you can use fire and other such frightening things which will hold enemies at bay while you quickly reload.
Made by the indie developers at Artifice Studio, Sang-Froid is quickly shaping up to be a masterpiece of a game. While not currently available for purchase, and no talk of a price point for the game, Sang-Froid is only notable via their home page and their Steam Greenlight page. According to their blog, the game is currently ranked 25 on the Greenlight leaderboards and they are hoping to make it into the top ten by October the 15th. Their goal is driven by Steam allowing at least ten Greenlight games into their store on that date. I encourage you all to vote for the game and help get it on Steam’s virtual shelves!