System Shock fans haven't been this fortunate since 1999. Not only did we get the announcement of the long awaited sequel to System Shock 2, but we also get a chance to see a complete re-imagining of the 1994 cult classic, System Shock. On June 28th, Night Dive Studios launched a Kickstarter to help fund the System Shock remake. In a move that was nothing short of genius, Night Dive Studios released a Pre-Alpha Demo on Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle as a proof of concept to both Kickstarter backers and potential backers. The Pre-Alpha demo showcased the opening areas of System Shock completely remade from the ground up in Unity with new and improved gameplay mechanics. Here are a few comparison screenshots of the 1994 classic and the Pre-Alpha demo. And, of course, everything represented in the remake demo is subject to change.
Not only does the remake seem to be incredibly faithful to its source material, but it's also downright impressive just how far Night Dive Studios pushed Unity graphically. The System Shock remake also has the support of industry veterans such as Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Thief: The Dark Project), Paul Neurath (Thief II: The Metal Age, System Shock 2), and Brian Fargo (Fallout, Wasteland 2). Night Dive Studios have also contracted Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II) to help better translate the narrative of System Shock for the modern industry. If all that wasn't enough for you, Night Dive Studios have also employed Robb Waters, the original concept artist for System Shock (1994) and the BioShock series, to re-imagine his own work from 22 years ago.
If you are interested in trying this re-imagining of System Shock for yourself, you can download the Pre-Alpha demo for free from Steam, GOG, or Humble Bundle. If you are interested in checking out the Kickstarter campaign, or even backing it, it can be found here.
Edited by Admin on Wednesday 6th of July 2016 10:35:00 PM :
Added links to Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle version. GOG link includes novoGamer affiliation code