The Twisting Root Of All Evil
All hail the blood god. Richard here once again, whatever it might say at the top there.
This month, amongst other things, I’ve been experimenting with a couple of ideas.... Read more
Alias Strunk & White
Greetings, one and all. Richard here, once again. You might have noticed that there wasn't a March update, and I should explain. Originally, I planned to produce a hilarious April... Read more
Chains Of Blood And Money
Hello! Richard here again, with your monthly not-actually-Dave developer diary!
At the risk of making them sound just a little toosexy, most RPGs boil down to economics. I don't... Read more
Sunrise, Sunset And The Mechanical Jigsaw
Hail, people of the night. Richard here, with your regular dev-blog.
So, here's the thing about RPGs. They're complicated beasts. This has been the theme of this month, in which... Read more
Hello there. Richard here!
When we launched the Kickstarter, one of the biggest lingering question-marks was over combat. It was always going to be there, but its exact form was... Read more
A Postcard From November
Hello, folks! Nothing too exciting to report at the moment. Right now we're in pre-production, and much of that is honestly pretty boring. Tools, fiddling with Unity, making interfaces for... Read more
Dawn Of An Endless Night...
We did it! We're funded! And exhausted! But mostly funded!
This is the point where you're meant to say that you're 'humbled' by success, but I'm not going to do that... Read more
90% Funded - 24 Hours Remain...
Okay, I wasn't actually going to send out another of these before the end of the campaign, but I thought this was cool enough to warrant it. Meet Madame Lux... Read more
The Final Stretch...
I love fan-art...
Ahem! I mean, it's time for the final countdown. We've got 48 hours to make this thing happen, people! That's still very doable, but we're obviously going down... Read more
One Week Remains...
As the title says, we're heading into the final week of the Nighthawks campaign, at around 65% funded. Still very doable! Certainly, I'm proud that over 2500 people have been... Read more
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #10 - Flashbacks
And now, our final trip into the design notes before we hit the final hurdles. Just over a week left to make $50,000? Easy! Already preparing bonus stretch goals. But... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #9 - Second Death
Two weeks left in the campaign! And our penultimate design note before we head into the final push. Remember, every dollar counts. Tell your friends, spread the word, and if... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #8 - City Of Colours
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... Read more
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #7 - Trust and Romance
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,... Read more
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #6 - Nighthawks
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... Read more
THIRTY-FIVE PER CENT
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #5 - Morality
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #4 - The Melting Pot
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #3 - Let's Talk Freedom
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #2 - Blood Origins
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... Read more
Nighthawks Exposed #1 - Meet The Vampires
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... Read more
On Character Creation...
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... Read more