Wow! Thank you all so much for your support and faith in us! :-D Our project has officially been funded and it’s been an amazing 30 days with all of you. First, here are some words from our CEO, Stephen Kick:
We've done it! With the help of our thousands of dedicated, passionate, and generous backers we've raised over $1.3 million dollars to bring System Shock back to life!
These last 30 days have been a wild ride but we've enjoyed every moment of it. From reading your comments, answering your questions, and interacting with you on Discord and Twitch it's been an experience we've enjoyed more than anything else. It's clear from the overwhelming outpouring of support that System Shock means so much to so many people and we're extremely honored that you've chosen us - and entrusted us with the monumental task of remaking one of, if not the greatest game of all time. No pressure!
From everyone here at Nightdive...Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We couldn't have done it without you and look forward to having you join us as we embark on our return voyage to Citadel Station!
Again...from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Stephen Kick CEO - Nightdive Studios
The team is going to take the weekend to get some rest, especially Daniel (our producer) that powered through most of the 24hr Twitch stream. That man is a beast. After that, we’ll be jumping into pre-production on the project next week and building this amazing game!
We’re still working on getting PayPal set up on our site. No ETA on it yet, but once it’s up, folks will be able to make pledges towards our ongoing campaign tiers (which may differ from the Kickstarter tiers). We’ll also carry on most of the stretch goals from Kickstarter into our site crowdfunding, so VR could still happen if we’re able to raise enough. Some stretch goals will have a deadline attached to them if they impact the development of the game, like additional content, VR support, etc. Other stretch goals like the art book, graphic novel, and the original System Shock 1 open sourced will be attainable well into the project’s development.
If we haven’t responded to a message from you on Kickstarter, or a comment, please bare with us for a bit. We’ve gotten A LOT of messages, more than we can reasonably respond to in a timely manner. We’re trying to get through all of it. The hardest things for us to respond to are comments in updates and on the campaign, but a few folks in the community have been awesome and are relaying common answers we’ve given elsewhere. You have our thanks if you’re one of the few that has been kind enough to help us with that! :-D
We’re working on getting all of the videos up on our Youtube channel, but until then, you can access all of our recent stream archives on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/nightdivestudios/profile
Stay tuned for more stuff later, and once again, thank you all for your support in us!!!
- Jason Fader, Project Director on System Shock