Play The Nighthawks Demo!
Okay. I wasn't originally planning to do this, but enough people have asked if they could play the actual demo build from the trailer that I figured... okay, sure, why not?
But with a few caveats! First, this was written with the specific goal of showing a vertical slice of the game, so it's much - almost infinitely - more restricted than the real thing will be. Second, it's not particularly optimised, and you may encounter some bugs. It should run fine, but please stick to 16:9 if given an option, and unfortunately this one is Windows only due to some video playback issues on Mac OS. Additionally, when you get to the end of the demo, it'll automatically quit. If you need out before then, press ALT-F4.
(Feel free to stream, share, screenshot, or any of that stuff.)
My plan is that after Kickstarter, the rest of this year will be spent on programming and design, with the goal being to release a fully engineered, more comprehensive tech-test demo that will be explicitly for bug-hunting and similar, versus essentially 'built to run on Richard's PC'. I also have a long list of features I plan to implement, including support for controllers, colour-blindness tweaks, static backgrounds just in case your machine chokes on the video, and aspect ratios. Think of this one as a sneak peek, with the usual back-covering that we have no liability for anything going wrong if you download and run it. I'm not sure what could happen, but nevertheless, on thine own head be it if it does.
All of that said, hope you enjoy! The path is restricted, but there's a fair bit more dialogue that you won't have seen in the trailer video. And hopefully it'll give you the tiniest, tiniest taste of the atmosphere we're looking to bring you with the real game.
Remember, if you want to play the full game, pledge and share! We're entering the final week, and every dollar counts if we're going to bring you this cool RPG.