Vampire RPG Nighthawks has been funded

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In good news for anyone who loved Troika's classic RPG Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines and especially that one dude keeps trying to shoehorn it into the PC Gamer Top 100 every year (hi!), Nighthawks (opens in new tab) has hit its Kickstarter goal (opens in new tab). Nighthawks is a modern-day, text-heavy game about vampires that is explicitly inspired by Bloodlines and also Sunless Sea, which this week managed to beat its crowdfunding goal of $125,000, raising $136,128 in the end.

Nighthawks is being developed by Wadjet Eye Games, most recently behind adventure game Unavowed (opens in new tab), and has Dave Gilbert as its executive producer and overseer, and PC Gamer contributor Richard Cobbett as its writer. Ben Chandler and Ivan Ulyanov are on the art, and given how nicely Unavowed handled its urban fantasy vibe (opens in new tab) expectations are high.

There's a demo of Nighthawks as well, so if you want to get a rough idea how it will play, here you go (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.