PC Game “System Shock” Gets a Remake: Captures Nearly $450,000 First Day on Kickstarter

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On Tuesday, Nightdive Studios launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $900,000 for the remake of the 1994 PC sci-fi video game, System Shock. Less than 24 hours after its debut, the campaign has secured nearly $450,000 from over 7,000 backers.

The game’s description reads:

System Shock 1System 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.”

Features of System Shock include:

  • A “modern take” on the game. Offers up many improvements, overhauls, and changes that the original game didn’t have.
  • Re-imagined enemies, weapons, and locations. Original concept artist, Robb Waters, did these.
  • Brand new music score that was composed by Jonathan Peros.
  • Various items were updated, including user interface, game mechanic, enemies, and puzzles.

Nightdive Studios noted:

“We wanted the art of System Shock to be fresh and new while still remaining true to the aesthetics of the 1994 classic. We’ve maintained much of the original look, while accentuating it beautifully by an array of modern rendering features such as Physically Based Rendering (PBR), screen-space reflections, real-time global illumination, ambient occlusion (HBAO), volumetric particles, and dynamic lighting. It’s the world you remember.”

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Backers of the campaign will receive the game on Xbox One, Steam or GoG with a $25 pledge. Other rewards include digital Tri-Optimum handbook, digital soundtrack, concept art wallpaper, badges, steel DVD case, digital copies of System Shock 2 and System Shock Enhanced. Estimated delivery for the rewards is December 2017.

The initiative is set to close on July 28th.


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