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Nighthawks - The Vampire RPG

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Dave Gilbert (Wadjet Eye Games)

Status: Active

Embrace the night. Live the nightmare. Climb from rags to riches as a modern Vampire in a city where your secret has been revealed.
Backers: 2318
Average Daily Pledges: $3,411
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funding: $68,219 of $125,000
Dates: Sep 5th -> Oct 5th (30 days)
Project By: Dave Gilbert (Wadjet Eye Games)
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Latest News

Nighthawks Exposed #8 - City Of Colours

September 21st - via:
Some of Ben's art tests from the early days of the project. So, we've talked a lot about the game design and writing, but Nighthawks wouldn't exist in any form without the art of pixel-wizard Ben (as lovingly touched up by Ivan - the art, not Ben,... (Read More)

Halfway House!

September 19th - via:
So, we're at the halfway point of the campaign, and coming up fast on 50% funded. Thanks so much for your support, be it backing, or sharing links, or just being excited about Nighthawks! Obviously, we've still got a fair way to go, so please don't... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #7 - Trust and Romance

September 14th - via:
So, onto the second-most commonly asked question about Nighthawks, not including variants of "Can I bang Madame Lux?" (Answer: Wait and see). Specifically, if there'll be other romances and sexytimes, and how that will work with a protagonist of no... (Read More)

Mini Thunderclap!

September 12th - via:
Greetings! We've had a great first week of the campaign, and now we need to keep the momentum going. As such, I'm planning a few big pushes where I'll ask folks (if they don't mind, of course!) to retweet something about the project to try and get it... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #6 - Nighthawks

September 12th - via:
While you start Nighthawks as a penniless vampire, it's not long before circumstances conspire to put you in charge of your own nightclub, also called Nighthawks. It's a poisoned chalice though, as not only is it currently run-down and failing, the... (Read More)


September 10th - via:
Greetings! So, we've been going for four days, and we're already more than a third of the way to making Nighthawks happen. However, as any Kickstarter watchers know, we're now entering into the quieter part of the campaign, where keeping up that... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #5 - Morality

September 9th - via:
Few vampires have the luxury of a clean conscience. Even today, in a world of soup kitchens and some basic support networks, there's no getting away from the fact that a vampire is a predator. A hunter. Human to a point, but also a wolf amongst... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #4 - The Melting Pot

September 8th - via:
Normally, updates like this are about things that a game has or is. However, sometimes what's just as important is what the boundaries are. So, in this update - we know there are vampires, but what about werewolves, fire elementals, zombies, etc? In... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #3 - Let's Talk Freedom

September 7th - via:
We've talked about the lore, so let's spend some time on the actual game. Nighthawks isn't a fixed story, and it's not a simple series of question marks with associated quests. Instead, it's a mix of life simulation and RPG... but what does that... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #2 - Blood Origins

September 6th - via:
With a few exceptions, vampires aren't part of ancient conspiracies and organised groups. They're individualists, typically used to hunting and surviving alone. The one thing that connects them to at least some degree is their blood origin - the root... (Read More)

Nighthawks Exposed #1 - Meet The Vampires

September 6th - via:
Nighthawks is set shortly after vampires have been revealed to the world, with everyone still struggling to adapt. That includes the vampires. While there are a few notable groups amongst them, they're relatively small-scale. Vampires don't control... (Read More)

Vampire RPG Nighthawks Comes to Kickstarter

September 6th - via:
Wadjet Eye Games (The Blackwell Legacy, Unavowed) have started the Kickstarter campaign for their Vampire-themed RPG Nighthawks. The developers seek to raise $125k, and have already gathered $23k with 29 days to go. The team describes Nighthawks as urban fantasy RPG. Together with Richard Cobbert (Sunless Sea/Sunless Skies, The Long Journey Home), the team came up with a concept merging the interactive fiction with the atmosphere of Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines. The temptation to actually play this game was far too much to just leave the idea behind. (Read More)

On Character Creation...

September 5th - via:
Hello! Thanks for checking out the Kickstarter. As is typical, I'll be using these updates to go into some bits of the game in more detail than the main page allows. First up, the most common question we've received - do you get to create your... (Read More)

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