The Geeknson Bristol Board Game Table

System Shock

A project in Vancouver, WA by Nightdive Studios

Funding Successful

System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. \n\nRemember Citadel.
Backers: 21625
Average Pledge Per Backer: $62

Funded: $1,350,700 of $900,000
Dates: Jun 28th -> Jul 28th (30 days)
Project By: Nightdive Studios
rpgvideo gamezombiesconsolespaceadventureactionindiesoftwarelinuxmachorrorscience fictionsuspensesurvivalaction rpgpc3drobotsfirst person shooterretrofictioncyberpunkdrm-freeps4ps4 +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: July 28 @ 15:30 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Tencent Getting Involved With System Shock Franchise

May 21st - via:
Chinese gaming giant Tencent appears to be helping the next game in the System Shock franchise off the ground, as developer Otherside Entertainment announces that Tencent will "be taking the System Shock franchise forward." What does that mean, exactly? (Read More)

System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition announced by Nightdive Studios

August 12th - via:
Nightdive Studios officially announced on Twitter that System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition is currently in development and coming soon. (Read More)

5 Unreleased Kickstarter Games That Have Crazy Pressure on Them

March 18th - via:
The System Shock series has been a classic ever since the first game came out in 1994. A cyberpunk imagining of the year 2072, System Shock is a first-person action adventure set aboard the Citadel space station. You play as a hacker fighting their way through cyborgs, robots, and mutated crew members to foil the plans of a devious AI system. (Read More)

October 8th - via:
Fans of the classic  (Read More)

Nightdive Prepares September's Adventure Alpha For 'System Shock' Remake

July 17th - via:
Keeping to their word, Nightdive Studios have been regularly keeping backers and fans up to date with their progress on their remake of System Shock. This (Read More)

System Shock is now back to Nightdive's 'original vision'

April 6th - via:
The developers shared a status update today on Kickstarter to assure that the overly-ambitious project is now "back to the original vision we shared with you at the start of our Kickstarter campaign - this time with more reliable performance and higher fidelity visuals thanks to the Unreal Engine." (Read More)

System Shock Remake Still Happening, Now Coming in 2020

March 23rd - via:
Back in July 2016, the System Shock remake from developer Night Dive Studios took to the scene via Kickstarter, where it successfully raised over $1,300,000 across 21,000 backers.Not long after, the remake of the 1994 classic was poised to release sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Read More)

Be Patient With Kickstarted Videogames

February 28th - via:
When you Kickstart a game you're actually funding the labor of the developers, and sometimes that work doesn't pan out. Changes of development focus or direction (Read More)

System Shock Remake Kickstarter Backers Are Getting Angry, Here's Why

February 22nd - via:
After years of silence and a lot of nagging, System Shock Remake development is coming to a pause and campaign backers are not happy about it. This might seem like a bad thing now but better late than never right? As long as what Kick says is true and the project won (Read More)

System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on

February 16th - via:
"We took the wrong path" In the statement from Nightdive, CEO Stephen Kick wrote,  (Read More)

The System Shock remake Kickstarter was successful, so it's getting some extra stuff

July 28th - via:
The campaign officially ended today as the allure of a System Shock remake pulled in $1,350,700 -- more than $450,000 more than the goal. (Read More)

24 Hour Livestream and 1.2m Stretch Goal

July 27th - via:
Less than 48 hours remaining in the campaign and what a ride it’s been so far! Before getting into things, I’d like to ask a favor of all of you… If you know of anyone that can help spread the word about the Kickstarter, please do what you can.... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals for VR, Graphic Novel, and Modding Support

July 26th - via:
Stretch Goals With about 2 days remaining, we’ve decided to unveil the rest of the stretch goals! Achievements UnlockedEven more achievements have been unlocked by all of you. Well done! Upcoming Livestream Tune in at 1pm PST / 4pm EST for our... (Read More)

Original System Shock Devs on NDS Twitch Stream Tomorrow

July 25th - via:
We have some exciting news for our final days of the campaign! Tomorrow we’re going to host a livestream on Twitch with some of the original System Shock devs including Warren Spector, Paul Neurath, Robb Waters, Tim Stellmach, and some of our... (Read More)

System Shock Remix Album: Zardonic; Sound Design Livestream

July 22nd - via:
Hey again! It’s Jonathan (audio) here, with another announcement for our System Shock remix stretch goal! To recap, the $1.9m stretch goal for the project is to have the soundtrack from System Shock 1 remixed by a roster of fantastic musicians to... (Read More)

1.1m Stretch Goal Met and RPG Stuff

July 21st - via:
1.1m Goal Reached! Looks like the 1.1m stretch goal has been reached and we'll be supporting Linux and Mac versions of the game! Thank you all so much for making that possible! :-D We're working on bringing the demo onto OSX, but no concrete release... (Read More)

System Shock remake adds PS4 version to Kickstarter campaign

July 21st - via:
Old-school PC gamers' hearts were set aflutter late last month when it was revealed that a remake of the sci-fi/horror classic System Shock was in the works (Read More)

Giveaway #2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

July 20th - via:
Hey everyone! It's Jonathan (audio) here again with a quick update! We are now hosting another giveaway! This time, we have partnered with NVIDIA to bring you all a chance at a GeForce GTX 1080! Click to Enter the Giveaway! []  ... (Read More)


July 20th - via:
Hey everyone, this is Jason again. I have some really exciting news to share. I fear the the subject title gives away the surprise… but I’ll go into more detail on things. :-) When we launched this Kickstarter, supporting PS4 was a possibility,... (Read More)

Discord Access for Backers

July 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

System Shock Remix Album: Celldweller & Blue Stahli; New Backer Missions

July 19th - via:
Hey everyone! Jonathan (audio) here again. I am really excited to talk more about the System Shock remix stretch goal; it’s been my passion project during development. Just a recap: the $1.9m stretch goal for the project is to have the soundtrack... (Read More)

Dev Spotlight - Stephen Kick

July 18th - via:
Hey Backers! My name is Stephen Kick and I’m the CEO and Founder of Nightdive Studios- I’m responsible for the day to day operations around the studio and making sure our developers have everything they need to do their job to the best of their... (Read More)

Linux Demo and Achievements Update

July 15th - via:
Hi everyone! Jason here again. I have some cool news to share, but before I get into that, I wanted to give folks a preview of some things coming next week:  PayPal donations are getting set up and should come online early next week. We’re going... (Read More)

System Shock remake hits $1 million, approaches first stretch goal

July 15th - via:
Earlier this week we got news that the System Shock remake in the works at Nightdive Studios managed to hit its $900,000 Kickstarter funding goal. (Read More)

Achievements & Pledge Addons

July 12th - via:
Hey all! Jonathan (audio) here again with a couple of updates - this time all related to the campaign! Let's go ahead and get started: Achievements We are excited to announce our achievement system for the rest of the campaign! The achievement system... (Read More)

Thank You!

July 9th - via:
When Nightdive started in 2012, it was a one man operation with a singular goal- Recover gaming's lost treasures and make them available again for all to enjoy. As operating systems and video cards become more complex, we lose the ability to go back... (Read More)

Kickstarter Game of the Week - System Shock Remastered

July 8th - via:
System Shock Remastered is our Kickstarter Game of the Week this week, and how could it not be? Its an excellent campaign for a classic game. (Read More)

Patch #1 and Art Book

July 7th - via:
Hello Kickstarter Backers!  My name is Daniel Grayshon and I am a Producer on System Shock. I have been working with Nightdive for a number of years and have been involved with the re-releases of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Strife: Veteran Edition,... (Read More)

Giveaway and Audio Update

July 6th - via:
System Shock Kickstarter GiveawayWe are currently holding a giveaway/raffle for an awesome System Shock Limited Edition Screen Print Poster & T-Shirt. It runs until the end of the Kickstarter, and you can even do things every day during the... (Read More)

System Shock Pre-Alpha Does Little to Impress

July 6th - via:
As someone who barely knows anything about the original System Shock does the "pre-alpha" demo help to get a better understanding of the setting and system? (Read More)

Common Questions and Patch #1 Preview

July 4th - via:
Happy 4th of July!  Jason here again.  What an amazing week this has been!  Thank you all so much for your continued support.  Once again, you folks are great! :-D  As most of you have seen, the volume of feedback we’ve been getting has been... (Read More)

Feedback Process // U.I. & HUD Concepts

July 3rd - via:
New Question/Feedback Process In an effort to better serve our backers, we’re going to consolidate most of our feedback/answers to Reddit in It’s been incredibility difficult to respond to every message and... (Read More)

How will System Shock's reboot differ from the original?

July 1st - via:
Remaking a classic video game is an intimidating prospect. The Vancouver, Washington-based Nightdive Studios is currently walking this tightrope on its remake of cult classic sci-fi horror game System Shock. (Read More)

You're awesome!

June 30th - via:
Hey everyone!  This is Jason Fader, the Project Director on System Shock.  This has been a crazy 24 hours and we're already halfway there!  The team was incredibly overwhelmed by your support and we truly appreciate it.  You guys are awesome! ... (Read More)

System Shock vs System Shock reboot: what's different?

June 30th - via:
Suddenly, we have an embarrassment of System Shock riches. First System Shock Enhanced, then a Warren Spector-augmented System Shock 3, and now System Shock (Read More)

Nightdive Studios takes to Kickstarter to make System Shock remaster heavy

June 29th - via:
$900,000 to resurrect SHODAN the creepiest video game villain ever (Read More)

Play the System Shock Remastered Demo Right Now on PC

June 29th - via:
A demo for System Shock Remastered is available right now, and you don't need to back it on Kickstarter to play it. (Read More)

The System Shock reboot just went live on Kickstarter

June 28th - via:
The team behind a "reimagined" version of classic cyberpunk shooter System Shock has launched a $900,000 crowdfunding campaign for the project. (Read More)

System Shock's Remaster Already Has A Playable Demo (And It's Great)

June 28th - via:
Night Dive Studios is asking for $900,000 on Kickstarter to fund its proposed remaster of the first-person sci-fi classic, System Shock. Better yet, they (Read More)

This $5,000 custom System Shock PC is the coolest gaming laptop I've ever seen

June 28th - via:
In the world of System Shock, the evil mega-corporation known as TriOptimum is indirectly responsible for the near-destruction of Earth, humanity, and at one point the literal fabric of reality. (Read More)

How One Company Is Bringing Old Video Games Back From The Dead

November 9th - via:
Night Dive Studios got started on a whim. But in less than three years, it's given dozens of games a second life. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!