System Shock

Created by Nightdive Studios

System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. Remember Citadel.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Questions, Communication, and Streams
almost 3 years ago – Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 12:13:10 AM

Project Update

The first 2 weeks after the Kickstarter has been pretty busy for the team. We took a break the day after the Kickstarter and that weekend, but the following week we spent a lot of time planning out the rest of the project since we had a better sense of our budget. After that, the focus has been identifying roles we need filled and recruiting for them. That process will take a while…

Twitch Problems

We ran into a huge problem with Twitch and lost all of our past streams. If you recorded any of the VOD’s, please let us know (leave a comment below) so we can push them up to our Youtube channel. Streaming is kind of a new thing to us and there was a bit we didn’t know about Twitch’s retention policy :-(

PayPal and Crowdfunding

We’re still working on getting PayPal and our ongoing crowdfunding stuff set up. Our business folks that run Nightdive had to go through some legal stuff to make everything was friendly for taxes and such, which has taken time. They’re almost done on their side with things, and we’re hoping to have PayPal and ongoing crowdfunding fully set up around September at the latest. We should also see BackerKit coming online around then too.


As most of you have noticed, our communication on Kickstarter could be better. We started this as a small team and have been overwhelmed by the volume of messages we need to respond to. We’re working on getting better with it, starting by assigning specific folks to manage certain aspects of social media. Jonathan Peros will be our main person in charge of responding to Kickstarter comments and messages, and he should be catching up on stuff soon.

Also, we're working on bringing the NDS site up with forums so we can have a central place for making announcements. Hoping to have that ready by the end of the month.


We have a lot of fun streaming stuff for you folks and chatting, so we’re going to work on a regular schedule with planned events. Since Twitch has caused us some problems, we’re going to experiment with Youtube Gaming streams to see what our fans think. We did some tests last night and it looks like the video quality is better and there is less of a delay compared to Twitch.

We’ll be doing a stream tonight, Friday Night Dives, where I will be diving into No Man’s Sky with some other folks on the team heckling me. Feel free to tune in and ask us questions too. We’ll answer what we can depending on who’s around.

Friday Night Dives - Friday @6pm PDT -

- Jason

almost 3 years ago – Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 12:13:11 AM

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 


What’s Next? 

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!

Ongoing Crowdfunding 

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 

Twitch Streams 

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: 

Stay tuned for more stuff later, and once again, thank you all for your support in us!!! 

 - Jason Fader, Project Director on System Shock

24 Hour Livestream and 1.2m Stretch Goal
almost 3 years ago – Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 01:04:20 AM

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. The more we raise, the better the game will be :-)  

Nightdive 24 Hour Livestream 

Starting tomorrow at 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, we’ll be streaming some fun stuff on our Twitch channel! Most of the events will be game playthroughs as devs from those games sit in and chat with us, sharing stories and giving their thoughts on System Shock.  

Here’s the schedule (in PDT): 

  • 12pm - BioShock with Robb Waters 
  • 2pm - Warframe with Rachael Messer 
  • 4pm - Fallout: New Vegas with Chris Avellone and various FNV devs 
  • 7pm - Deus Ex with Alexander Brandon 
  • 9pm - Interview with Steve Gaynor
  • 11pm - Nightdive plays System Shock 2 Co-op 
  • 4am - Animation demo with Max Lebled 
  • 6am - Art demo with Jonah Lobe 
  • 9am-12pm - Q&A with Nightdive and KS Countdown

Tune into our Twitch channel here:

1.2m Stretch Goal Met 

Today we reached our 1.2m stretch goal and localization has been unlocked! Thanks to your efforts, the text in System Shock will be translated to French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Grazie! 

System Shock 1 Devs Commentary 

Our livestream with some of the amazing developers of the original System Shock was a real treat! We can’t wait to collaborate with them throughout this project and beyond :-D 

Here’s a link to the video if you missed it: 

Remember, there’s not much time left, so please help if you can! 

 - Jason

New Stretch Goals for VR, Graphic Novel, and Modding Support
almost 3 years ago – Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:30:22 AM

Stretch Goals

With about 2 days remaining, we’ve decided to unveil the rest of the stretch goals!

Achievements Unlocked

Even more achievements have been unlocked by all of you. Well done!

Upcoming Livestream

Tune in at 1pm PST / 4pm EST for our Twitch stream with the original System Shock devs. This post has more details:

Also, later today we'll have details on our schedule for the final 24 hours of livestreaming leading up to the close of the Kickstarter.  We have a lot of awesome guests lined up and some great games to play :-D

 - Jason

Original System Shock Devs on NDS Twitch Stream Tomorrow
almost 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 01:04:31 AM

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 Nightdive folks. Here’s the tentative schedule:

Tuesday, 7/26 (all times are in PDT)

  • 1:00pm - System Shock Pre-Alpha Demo playthrough with NDS folks (Stephen Kick, Jason Fader, Robb Waters, and more)
  • 1:30pm - Otherside Entertainment folks join in for commentary (Warren Spector, Paul Neurath, and Tim Stellmach)
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm - System Shock 1 playthrough with commentary

Here’s a link to the Nightdive Twitch:

On top of that we’ll be doing a 24 hour Twitch stream from Wednesday at noon (PST) to Thursday at noon, right up to the final minutes of the Kickstarter and a bit beyond. We’re still finalizing the schedule and will have an update tomorrow morning with details :-)

 - Jason