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System Shock is a faithful reboot of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. 

Remember Citadel.
System Shock is a faithful reboot of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. Remember Citadel.
21,625 backers pledged $1,350,700 to help bring this project to life.

♥ February Update♥

Posted by Nightdive Studios (Creator)
February is here and it is time to feel the love for System Shock!
February is here and it is time to feel the love for System Shock!


♥ Project Updates

The team is working so hard this month to bring something really great to show you all next week!

In the meantime, we are headed to GDC from Feb.27th-March 3rd(, for those who may be attending look for us in these shirts:


 ♪ Audio 

This month we have something a little different to share. Audio guy Jonathon Peros has been working on something really neat with creating ambient music!

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♥ Art

As always, we have some awesome art from Robb Waters and Robert Simon to share. Check out these super cool environments: 

Concept art of Citadel Station Medical Deck entrance.
Concept art of Citadel Station Medical Deck entrance.
Concept art of Citadel Station's eerie vent system.
Concept art of Citadel Station's eerie vent system.



Q: Will System Shock be Mac compatible?

A: Yes. Mac, Linux, and PC

Q: Can I upgrade my backer level? 

A: Yup, once we have BackerKit wired up and deployed.

Q: Will you be adding PayPal funding or Slacker Backer opportunities? 

A: This should be supported and available through BackerKit.

Q: Can I change my address?

A: Yes, once surveys are sent and Backerkit is up.

Q: When will Backerkit be available?

A: We are aiming to have it up in the next week!


♥ Shout Outs

Subset Games of FTL fame announced their next release - Into the Breach!


As with FTL, our very own Chris Avellone is assisting the Subset crew – he originally helped them out with encounters for the FTL: Advanced Edition. 

He’ll still be leading our narrative efforts for us, of course... at SHODAN’s insistence. 

Congratulations to the Subset team on the announcement – can’t wait!                                                                        

Please keep an eye open for another update coming next week!

Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the System Shock Twitter.

Signing off with love

(๑╹ڡ╹)╭ ~ ♡

Karlee Meow


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    1. J Copeland on

      I added a t-shirt to my pledged item on the backerkit site but it's charging me separate shipping charges just for the t-shirt, can't the pledged item AND the t-shirt be combined and sent in my package?

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      Thanks for the update and showing how sound within the atmosphere is created. But man I need better head phones if I want the full immersion in terms of sound.

    3. Arild Jacobsen on

      I *do* think it's cool, mr. Peros, thumbs up for attention to audio

    4. Christian Dannie Storgaard

      Great video and update! A few questions for Jonathon: Will this work properly with surround setups or will the game only run in stereo? And is that a publicly available JS plugin you're running in Reaper? It looks awesome!

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      Benjamin Shappell on

      Loving these constant updates, great work Night Dive Studios, very satisfied with the project so far, keep it up!

    6. Fitheach on

      I once was swithering over backing a game project on Kickstarter then I saw the devs had used Windows rather than the all too common PC for Microsofts OS I backed them. Stupid but true.

    7. David Hayes

      WHOA, the sound video was great! Thanks for that.

    8. Victor Cerezo ~ vEK on

      OMG! I want DAT shirt! :'3
      Can we get something like that? Pleaseee!

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      Shmerl on

      > Yes. Mac, Linux, and PC

      Thanks for the update, but my Linux runs on PC, so the above phrase sounds off :) It's MacOS, Linux and Windows really.

    10. Remco Perlee on

      Wasn't a PS4 version announced as well, or am I way off?

    11. Kelvin Casing on

      Damn those giant alien spiders. They're no joke.

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      Markus on

      Well the ambiance sounds awesome! Will we get some new info about the game during GDC?

    13. Christoph Zürcher on

      Have a great time at GDC! I'm looking forward to the news next week.

    14. Lord Abi on

      I'm sure you guys do a nice job and I think this will be an awesome remaster of the legendary System Shock!

    15. Kevin M. Brown on

      That 4 channel design is so cool! I know Quadrophonic recording and listening is going to pic up a lot of speed in the next decade. In particular, atmospheric games should pic up on the trend ASAP.
      Really great idea!

    16. Chuck Staples on

      Thanks for the ambisonic sound demo - very effective and worth the listen.

    17. The Silencer on

      Spoiler-Alert in the video? He is talking about the unreal engine at the end?

    18. Chris Barney

      Awesome. I'll keep my eyes open for your shirts at GDC and say hi If I find you. I'll be working as a Conference Associate so look for me in a bright purple CA polo.

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      Once you begin allowing additional funding via late pledges, paypal, etc...will all funds put towards the project moving forward count towards further unlocking stretch goals? Follow up - Will you attempt to solicit additional funds using marketing (or whatever else) to gain additional funds. Side note, was super disappointed the $1.4M and $1.5M goals weren't reached for the extra content and orchestral scores.