Jak & Daxter Co-Creator Releases Vampire Novel

Jak & Daxter Co-Creator Releases Vampire Novel

What do you do after founding and retiring from one of video games’ most successful development houses? If you’re Naughty Dog co-founder Andy Gavin, you write books.

The first of said books is The Darkening Dream, a shadowy fantasy novel about a young girl caught up in a battle that pits ancient supernatural forces like vampires and Egyptian gods against each other. On his personal website, Gavin notes the following reasons to pick up the book:

  • It’s only $US2.99 — but the price might go up soon.
  • You loved Crash Bandicoot.
  • You loved Jak & Daxter.
  • I was a great boss, friend or co-worker.
  • My vampires don’t sparkle.
  • There are several beheadings.
  • The book includes a “cesarian by vampire scene”.

At least one of those reasons should work for curious readers, no? Those who prefer print over the ebook edition will have to wait a few weeks for physical copies. Click the links below for more information on Gavin and The Darkening Dream.

The Darkening Dream [Amazon]

The Darkening Dream [Official Site]


  • I recommend Anne Rice instead. Interview with a Vampire is right up there with Bram Stoker.

    I’ll keep an eye out for this one on BookDepository

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