Like I always say, one can never have too many vampiric RPGs. Wadjet Eye Games (The Blackwell Legacy, Unavowed, Technobabylon) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their vampiric RPG, Nighthawks. Inspired by Troika’s magnum opus, Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, Nighthawks is one part story-driven RPG and the other, a life simulation.
According to the Kickstarter page, “invest your time into learning new skills or honing your fighting style as you uncover the city’s mysteries and venture deep into its darkest secrets. Gather fellow outcasts to your side, binding them with favours and choosing when to cash in. Manage your eternal thirst, legitimately, or balancing the risks of being caught stalking unwary victims and working the black markets…..In Nighthawks, you’re in charge of your destiny, whether it’s running your nightclub sanctuary, playing politics, or plunging into stories that range from light-hearted adventure and modern political intrigue to blisteringly bleak horror.”
Of course, the text-driven RPG will also let you play out vampiric power fantasy by letting you experience some awesome undead powers such as Corpse-Talking, Tenebraean Form and Mesmerise. The game will also feature a robust roaster of supporting party members with their own dilemmas and role to play.
The studio is asking for a base goal of $125,000, of which $17,057 has been already funded with 29 days remaining. The key platforms at the moment are PC and Mac. The studio is also hoping to bring Nighthawks to iOS at release and will be looking at other platforms closer to the release date.