When it came to the Kickstarter campaign for the System Shock remake, it wasn’t so much if it would get funded but when. And it seems like today will be that day, with the project $US40,000 shy of the finishing line with 20 days remaining.
The pace of funding makes it likely that most of the currently announced stretch goals will be added. The only announced goals go as far as $US1.9 million, including features like an expanded story, new locations on Citadel Station, multi-language support, a remix of the original System Shock soundtrack, new death cinematics and a “true RPG character leveling system”.
That last one seems like the most important. It only kicks in at $US1.4 million, which is good to see. There’s stretch goals all the way up to $US4 million, according to a graphic on the Kickstarter page, although all I really want to know is whether co-op is one of them.
If you haven’t given it a go already, there’s a playable demo through Steam, Humble Bundle and Good Old Games. It shouldn’t take up more than 10 or 15 minutes of your time, but it’s a great illustration of the direction Night Dive is taking.
The right one, if you ask me. Or just play the demo and find out.