Kickstarter campaign still has 17 days left
It’s been two weeks since the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to completely remake System Shock, the sci-fi horror classic from 1994. And with still only 17 days to go, it has successfully met its target of $900,000 (£696k). Naturally, development team Nightdive Studios is very pleased.
“There’s no possible way I could convey how grateful the Nightdive team is to the 14,000+ backers who put their trust in us – we’re having a lot of fun remaking System Shock and we owe it all to you!” wrote CEO Stephen Kick in a thank you post.
“When Nightdive started in 2012, it was a one man operation with a singular goal – Recover gaming’s lost treasures and make them available again for all to enjoy. As operating systems and video cards become more complex, we lose the ability to go back and replay many of the games we grew up with. I wanted to do everything I could to breathe new life into these forgotten classics.”
That being said, like all successful Kickstarters, this doesn’t mean you can’t still donate to the project if you really want to contribute. As stated earlier, there’s still 17 days until the campaign officially ends, and since it has met its target, it means Nightdive Studios can tempt you to donate to help reach its stretch goals, which include multi-language support, an expanded narrative, a full orchestral score and some secret ones that’ll no doubt only be revealed should targets be met.
For those of you that have never even heard of the original, here’s how Nightdive describes it on their campaign page:
“System Shock was one of the first 3D games that took a methodical approach to exploration while revealing a story driven narrative through audio logs and messages scattered throughout the game world. It was a revolutionary step forward for the medium in a time when developers first began experimenting with interactive story telling.
“Players were trapped aboard Citadel Station as they fought to survive against the cyborgs and mutated crew members corrupted by a maniacal A.I. known as SHODAN, one of the most treacherous antagonists ever conceived. System Shock offered an unparalleled experience that would solidify it as one of the greatest games of all time.”
If you wish to learn more, contribute or even download a demo to get a taster for the game, you can head to their Kickstarter page here. And if you like what you see, you can get even more excited knowing that an actual sequel, System Shock 3, is also being worked on, but details on that title are scarce at the moment. Nightdive hopes to have the remake out by December 2017.