System Shock remake live on Kickstarter, offers playable demo

Gare – Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:50 PM
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One of the granddaddies of cyberpunk survival horror is back: System Shock’s remake, originally revealed last year, is now up on Kickstarter with plenty of things to show, including a playable demo. The game, concerning a hacker trying to survive aboard a space station taken over by the malevolent rogue AI SHODAN, was originally released in 1994, which was admittedly quite a long time ago. But developer Nightdive Studios won’t let that stop them from staying true to the spirit of the original, all the while modernizing the game to match current expectations. Locations and enemies are being reimagined with the help of Robb Waters, the original’s concept artist, Terri Brosius returns as the voice of SHODAN, and even CRPG designer veteran Chris Avellone will be taking a part in the development – all this with an initial Kickstarter goal of $900,000. If the game’s 1.7 million dollar stretch goal is reached, we can expect additional features including research, ammo types, vending machines, more puzzles, and most important of all: enemy dismemberment.

System Shock is scheduled to launch at the end of 2017 on PC and Xbox One according to its Kickstarter page, but worry not – as mentioned above, there is a short playable (pre-alpha) demo available right now. You can grab it either from Steam, GOG, or the Humble Store.


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