Last year over $1.3 million was raised on Kickstarter for a reboot of the classic video game System Shock, the spiritual predecessor to BioShock.
Developer Nightdive Studios has been hard at work on the project ever since, and we get to see some of that work this week. A new pre-alpha teaser trailer has been released online, which includes some new peeks at gameplay.
You can read more about the game and watch the gameplay trailer below.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994, rebuilt from the ground up with the Unity Engine.
System 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.
Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to a greedy TriOptimum executive. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to discover the surgeons are missing, the station is in disrepair, and the once-prime corporate facility now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots, and mutated beings, all programmed to serve a ruthless A.I.: SHODAN. Thereâ€™s scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terrorâ€¦
â†’ A modern take on System Shock, a faithful reboot; itâ€™s not Citadel Station as it was, but as you remember it. Many improvements, overhauls and changes are being implemented to capture the spirit of what the original game was trying to convey, and bring it to contemporary gamers.
â†’ Re-imagined enemies, weapons, and locations by original concept artist Robb Waters.
â†’ Terri Brosius reprises her role as SHODAN, and new VO will be recorded.
â†’ Brand new musical score composed by Jonathan Peros.
â†’ The user interface, game mechanics, enemies, and puzzles will be updated to reflect modern aesthetics and sensibilities, while maintaining the feel of the original.
The new System Shock is expected sometime in 2018.