HAWKED Announced; Closed Alpha This Week

Upwake.me announces HAWKED, a PvPvE extraction shooter coming to PC and consoles. The Windows edition is listed on Steam as "coming soon." In the meantime, a Closed Alpha test is scheduled to begin for PC users on Thursday, so those interested should head over and hit the "Request Access" button. Testing will introduce the game's Hunt mode, which can be played solo or in squads of three. Here's the Announcement Trailer, showing off an Indiana Jones flair that suits this battle between greedy pseudo-archaeologists. Here's more:
HAWKED is an online shooter in which teams or solo players race to collect and extract treasure from a remote island. Players must explore this mysterious island, compete with each other, and battle greedy saurian so called Disciples in an all-out heist for treasure and mystical artifacts. But it’s not just the monsters they’ll have to worry about, other players are gunning for their treasure too. Players will also have to contend with puzzles and traps, hazardous environments, and a variety of other challenges along the way.

For the closed Alpha, the core game mode will be Hunt in which players will be scouring the island for Artifacts. However, the Artifacts are not just for scoring points, they are usable items providing in-game benefits that, once a player extracts them, are theirs to keep for future games. During the game, there are multiple ways of getting Artifacts. They can be looted from defeated players but also via PvE encounters such as a Glyph encounter. During these encounters, a player can secure four glyphs with which they can open the Vault which contains multiple Artifacts. The player with the most Artifacts will be the grand winner, however it’s intended by the developer that extracting even one Artifact is also rewarding enough that any player feels they can achieve something worthwhile in every game.