Now we know why it took Nightdive Studios over a month to prepare their Kickstarter campaign. The (potential) developers of System Shock Remastered have released a demo of the game for people to try. If you haven’t given System Shock a try, now would probably be the best time to play it. The demo is just a segment of gameplay, if you enjoy it why not back the Kickstarter campaign?
It’s only been one day and already Nightdive Studios have earned $380,000 out their $900,00 goal. For only $30, players can purchase a digital copy of System Shock Remastered for either Steam, GoG or Xbox One. Some of the tiers contain some rad items, but they come at a high price. $75 gets you a physical copy of the game, access to the Closed Beta and copies of the original games. Again, check out the Kickstarter campaign to look at the rest of them.
If the campaign manages to reach its goal (which is looking more and more likely), some of the stretch goals may be appealing to fans of System Shock. If you use a Mac or use Linux as your operating system, the campaign will need to reach $1.1m in order for the game to get ported. At $1.7m, Nightdive Studios will add additional scenario and death cinematics, which might be quite nice for those of you who enjoy brutal deaths.
Last year we saw the release of System Shock: Enhanced Edition, however we must stress that the Remastered version is different! The Enhanced Edition was basically the original version of the game with the added functionality of being able to play it on the latest operating systems. System Shock: Remastered will be created using the Unity engine.
Click here to download the System Shock Remastered demo on Steam.