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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.

November Update

Posted by Nightdive Studios (Creator)
Hello backers! It’s Stephen from Nightdive with this month’s update.


This is going to be more “show” than “tell” as we’ve been incredibly busy creating final art, implementing new systems, gameplay mechanics, character pipeline and wrapping up the work we’ve done on the Adventure Alpha.  

Here’s an early look at a walk cycle and some experiments with Unreal’s built-in ragdoll physics system.



We can also use the ragdoll system to help place corpses in a believable manner, like this deceased mutant slumped against some crates.


Next, let’s have a look at some environment concepts for the upcoming levels.



Some of you may notice a prop/enemy that was cut from the original game in this next image ;)



This room would act as a relaxation/meditation room offering a facade of Earth while surrounded by (now) overgrown vegetation.  

Jonathan continues to apply the original textures to the BSP levels:




Finally, we’d like to welcome Tom R. to the team! Tom will be helping out on final environment pieces like this tile that was lovingly interpreted from the original seen here:



That’s it for this update! If you’re part of the Cyborg Elite tier be on the lookout for an email with an invite into the Adventure Alpha!

Continued Communication:

Please join us on Discord!

We’re in there every day answering questions!
We’re in there every day answering questions!

See you next time~! ⠀⠀⠀⠀


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    1. Shaun Gupta on

      No firm release date yet announced aside from "when it's done", but progress is being made, so best advice is to watch the KS updates. Another update should be coming next week.

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      Kenneth Fritz on

      Is there a release date / time frame yet?

    3. Andre on

      RJ......nope they decided rag doll, spatial environments, and computer service panels was the way to go. Door porn gets tiresome and you need to switch it up once in a while.

    4. nitrium on

      Glad to see this project is back on track. Had almost put it into the Project Phoenix basket, but despite being just about a full year over due now, I still have hopes this thing sees the light of day... eventually.

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      jacob sultan on

      No alpha for human corpse? :(

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      RJ Limerick on

      What's this? No door updates???

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      James Coope on

      Looks awesome. Just playing through the source part at the moment, and can't wait to play this

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      Vojtech Lacina on

      Just wow. Guys this looks awesome. I'm so glad you continue on this project :)

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      Fedor Makogonov on

      With regards to the Tom.R's tile! Great job! Just one small correction: the original tile obviously has its internals, like wires, seen through some sort of transparent or semi-transparent plastic (or whatever material) removable covers, which makes perfect sense.

      The new version looks like the tile has wires etc. not covered by anything, almost sticking out from the cutouts in the panel, which does not make any practical sense if you think of it.

    10. Shaun Gupta on

      New art and ragdoll physics look amazing! Keep up the great work!

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    12. Daniel Liu

      Ignore my comment. Went to the main comments and saw the responses.

    13. Daniel Liu

      The Backerkit pledgemanager has been sitting in limbo since August last year for me. Any idea on when it will close?

    14. LepraSK on

      I really like the lovingly interpreted environment piece, its like the original, but nicer :) Keep the good work up!

    15. Dan Murphy on

      Great to see things coming along nicely, and in spirit to the original. Looks great! cant wait to play a demo.

    16. Dark Blue Monkey on

      This is gorgeous! Thank you so much! I am so so looking forward to playing this!