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The Hacker's work is finished, but work on [System Shock 3] is only beginning

Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeerMarylandRegistered User regular
edited March 2017 in Games and Technology
*EDIT* Update as of 3/16/2017. System Shock 3 is a real thing that's happening (probably)

http://otherside-e.com/wp/games/system-shock-3/
azith28 wrote: »
In other AWESOME NEWS:

Starbreeze Publishing signs OtherSide Entertainment’s System Shock 3

Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, has signed a publishing agreement with Otherside Entertainment regarding the game System Shock 3. Starbreeze will invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms.

System Shock 3 – The latest in the series of landmark, award-winning games from Otherside Entertainment is in development under the direction of industry legend Warren Spector and a dream team behind such ground breaking games including the original System Shock & System Shock 2, as well as Thief: The Dark Project and Deus Ex.

“System Shock is one of those iconic franchises in the history of games that still gets my blood going and Mr. Spector is one of the founding fathers of the modern action RPG” said Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “We’re greatly looking forward to bringing System Shock 3 to players world wide in our collaboration with Otherside Entertainment and Warren Spector’s team. I’ll be first in line to play”.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Starbreeze for System Shock 3,” said OtherSide’s CEO Paul Neurath. They truly get games and gamers, and have been able to translate that understanding into a robust publishing business, and build thriving gaming communities around their franchises.”

Starbreeze will be able to recoup 120% of its full investment including marketing costs. Starbreeze share of revenues will become 50% after the investment is recouped. Otherside Entertainement will retain 100% of the intellectual property relating to System Shock 3.

System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of development. Fans can go to the game site to receive updates as they become available.

[OLD OP, regarding the System Shock remake kickstarter]

~It's Happening~

A crowdfunding thing exists. I've been watching the progress of this game for a while (also full disclosure, I've done freelance work for NightDive in the past), and unlike certain other Kickstarters recently, I can at least guarantee that you WILL get a faithful, modern remake of System Shock. Also, yes, that really is Terri Brosius they have back as the voice of SHODAN. The project has Paul Neurath's blessing as well. I don't think he's DIRECTLY involved, but considering Stephen Kick literally handed all the rights to System Shock 3 back to the guy, I'd say he's aware :P

*edit* They've got Chris Avellone, one of the writers behind Planescape: Torment, editing the original narrative; Rob Waters, the concept artist from the first two Shock games and Bioshock, is doing, well, concept art.
Dranyth wrote: »
It's listed on the kickstarter, but it bears pointing out in the thread that you can play the 'Pre-Alpha demo' on Steam, GOG and Humble right now:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/482400/

https://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_demo

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/system-shock

*edit* Link to a crowdfunding thing removed as per PA rules.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Feels a little weird that they're going to Kickstarter at all, when they seem like they're a company that's a) doing alright financially and b) was already in the process of making a "remaster" of this game before transitioning it into a complete "reboot" (these terms are quickly becoming useless)

    Which makes me worried they won't hit their initial goal at all

    And that would suck because what I'm seeing of the demo looks great

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  • ZxerolZxerol HOW MANY POUNDS IS CAT POOP Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Feels a little weird that they're going to Kickstarter at all, when they seem like they're a company that's a) doing alright financially and b) was already in the process of making a "remaster" of this game before transitioning it into a complete "reboot" (these terms are quickly becoming useless)

    Which makes me worried they won't hit their initial goal at all

    And that would suck because what I'm seeing of the demo looks great

    Judging by the pace of the KS, it's probably safe to say they're going to reach the 900k.

  • LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Title should be "LOOK AT YOU, BACKER"

    ...Panting and sweating as you read through my stretch goals. How can you hope to challenge a perfect, immortal publishing machine?

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  • DranythDranyth Surf ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2016
    It's listed on the kickstarter, but it bears pointing out in the thread that you can play the 'Pre-Alpha demo' on Steam, GOG and Humble right now:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/482400/

    https://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_demo

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/system-shock

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Dranyth wrote: »
    It's listed on the kickstarter, but it bears pointing out in the thread that you can play the 'Pre-Alpha demo' on Steam, GOG and Humble right now:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/482400/

    https://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_demo

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/system-shock

    Thanks! Putting that in the OP. Gonna get the demo as soon as I get home from work, actually.

    *edit*
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Feels a little weird that they're going to Kickstarter at all, when they seem like they're a company that's a) doing alright financially and b) was already in the process of making a "remaster" of this game before transitioning it into a complete "reboot" (these terms are quickly becoming useless)

    It turns out that games cost money and that game devs need to eat to live. From what I understand from lurking in Stephen's general direction, it was that they realized that the scope of what they wanted to do went well beyond a simple remaster, and that they'd need more money to do it.

    Also, a Kickstarter is a great way to drum up publicity for a game, especially one that's already 80% done like this one. In fact, I actually believe that the closer you can do a KS to launch the better off you'll be, because 1. if you don't hit a single stretch goal, or even make your KS at all, you can still release a finished, polished product and 2. if you're using KS as publicity, a shinier demo / thingy makes for moar peeps deciding to throw their dollas at you.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Man... that thread title. Instantly brought her the whole speech back to mind. Few games have stuck with me like this one. That and the music.

    If I were to make a game, or back a game via KS, I would definitely prefer that it be done the way they're doing it.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    @Lucid_Seraph

    Unfortunately, no linking to active kickstarters allowed, though you can talk about them as much as you want, and wink suggestively and point in their direction.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    @Lucid_Seraph

    Unfortunately, no linking to active kickstarters allowed, though you can talk about them as much as you want, and wink suggestively and point in their direction.

    Link removed. I left the links to the demos up though, that cool?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    @Lucid_Seraph

    Unfortunately, no linking to active kickstarters allowed, though you can talk about them as much as you want, and wink suggestively and point in their direction.

    Link removed. I left the links to the demos up though, that cool?

    Can't imagine why they wouldn't be. :D

    Also, yeah - you need to change the thread title to, "LOOK AT YOU, BACKER."

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    @Lucid_Seraph

    Unfortunately, no linking to active kickstarters allowed, though you can talk about them as much as you want, and wink suggestively and point in their direction.

    Link removed. I left the links to the demos up though, that cool?

    Can't imagine why they wouldn't be. :D

    Also, yeah - you need to change the thread title to, "LOOK AT YOU, BACKER."

    Done!

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  • urahonkyurahonky Dayton, OHRegistered User regular
    One of my favorite electronic artists is doing the music too. I backed. It's been a while since I've backed a Kickstarter project too.

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Fired up the demo, the base move speed feels rather sluggish, and either I missed the log that tells you the medbay door code or the media player aug thingy wasn't letting me look at it. Might fire it up again to check.

    Overall it felt pretty solid for what little it is, textures were rather pixelly, but I suspect that super hi res textures aren't a priority at this stage.

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Fired up the demo, the base move speed feels rather sluggish, and either I missed the log that tells you the medbay door code or the media player aug thingy wasn't letting me look at it. Might fire it up again to check.

    Overall it felt pretty solid for what little it is, textures were rather pixelly, but I suspect that super hi res textures aren't a priority at this stage.

    The MedBay door code isn't in a log: look at and around the keypad itself. And I thought the movement felt a bit sluggish too....until I fired up System Shock 2 again (getting the ol' SHODAN itch something fierce!). Movement in the demo is close (might be a bit more floaty) to what's in SS2.

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Erlkönig wrote: »
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Fired up the demo, the base move speed feels rather sluggish, and either I missed the log that tells you the medbay door code or the media player aug thingy wasn't letting me look at it. Might fire it up again to check.

    Overall it felt pretty solid for what little it is, textures were rather pixelly, but I suspect that super hi res textures aren't a priority at this stage.

    The MedBay door code isn't in a log: look at and around the keypad itself. And I thought the movement felt a bit sluggish too....until I fired up System Shock 2 again (getting the ol' SHODAN itch something fierce!). Movement in the demo is close (might be a bit more floaty) to what's in SS2.

    Oh, they moved it? Pretty sure in the original you left a note for yourself that had the code.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    My only, and I mean only, worry right now

    is the RPG stuff for that stretch goal. If they DO hit that goal, they better give us an option to turn that right the fuck off. System Shock 1 and RPGesque stats is a combination I don't want to see. What they have in the demo is juuuuuuuuuuuust fine.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    My only, and I mean only, worry right now

    is the RPG stuff for that stretch goal. If they DO hit that goal, they better give us an option to turn that right the fuck off. System Shock 1 and RPGesque stats is a combination I don't want to see. What they have in the demo is juuuuuuuuuuuust fine.

    Exactly, yes. After looking at the stretch goals I was about to come here and say pretty much that (except that I haven't played the demo yet).

  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    One of my favorite electronic artists is doing the music too. I backed. It's been a while since I've backed a Kickstarter project too.

    I was initially a little nervous because the first demo they did had only an ominous orchestral track, and I literally went to Stephen Kick (as I said, I've freelanced for him) and was like "STEVE. Steve. You're killing me, where the techno at" and he was like "don't worry I got this :) " and I should learn to trust his weird butt because they got fucking Zircon on it and I'm going to die

    I'm so sad I don't get paid until like August I want to back this at the $75 level so bad.

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    The future is a strange place.
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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    The future is a strange place.
    RWfUCKX.jpg

    ... can I send this to Stephen

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Only if he promises to add sitting animations.

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Xbox One over PS4, that's interesting. I have to wonder if Microsoft is putting some funding in, otherwise I don't see why you would go with the console with the lower install base.

    EDIT: Xbox One is listed under the "Supported By" section, so I guess that means Microsoft has a hand in it.

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Wow the $5,000 dollar tier custom laptop is super slick. If I had an embarrassing amount of money lying around I would totally go for it :biggrin:
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  • ZxerolZxerol HOW MANY POUNDS IS CAT POOP Registered User regular
    Xbox One over PS4, that's interesting. I have to wonder if Microsoft is putting some funding in, otherwise I don't see why you would go with the console with the lower install base.

    EDIT: Xbox One is listed under the "Supported By" section, so I guess that means Microsoft has a hand in it.

    Apparently, this is the reason

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Only if he promises to add sitting animations.

    Well

    I don't have a lot of influence, but I DID interview Harlan Ellison for his website that one time and it went really well, so, I'll see what I can do

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  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Only if he promises to add sitting animations.

    Well

    I don't have a lot of influence, but I DID interview Harlan Ellison for his website that one time and it went really well, so, I'll see what I can do

    If the stories about Harlan have any basis in reality I feel like you dodged a bullet there.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Only if he promises to add sitting animations.

    Well

    I don't have a lot of influence, but I DID interview Harlan Ellison for his website that one time and it went really well, so, I'll see what I can do

    If the stories about Harlan have any basis in reality I feel like you dodged a bullet there.

    Harlan is a big prickly porcupine jerkbag with a heart of gold. The only reason he's an asshat is that he cares too much. This is my opinion after I talked to him for a very long time about the game he helped write that one time. I will defend him quite violently if it comes to it. Also, he said I was a very intelligent young lady and that it was a true pleasure talking to me, so, yes. I will fight you, and many people, about Harlan.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Of course the Hacker can't sit, he doesn't have any feet.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Zxerol wrote: »
    Xbox One over PS4, that's interesting. I have to wonder if Microsoft is putting some funding in, otherwise I don't see why you would go with the console with the lower install base.

    EDIT: Xbox One is listed under the "Supported By" section, so I guess that means Microsoft has a hand in it.

    Apparently, this is the reason


    I wonder how much time they'll have to spend dredging through teh console wars garbage complaints about it being listed as to the xbox one and not PS4.

    Though it would be very problematic for them if a PS4 version is one of the hidden stretch goals, imo.

    edit: there was a graphic that showed fuzzy stretch goals after the $1.9 million mark... or at least I saw one earlier today.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Of course the Hacker can't sit, he doesn't have any feet.

    Nah you can sit without feet. It means he doesn't have a butt. He's probably got some fancy cyborg butt that doesn't let him sit.

    Butts.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    And freaky tentacle arms.

    (Surely I'm not the only one here who remembers the Hacker's Guide to Sin.)

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Tentatively backing at $350. Eyeing $500 but not sure.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    Jim Sterling plays the demo, for those not inclined to do it themselves.

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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    Went in for 50, they're about a third of the way to their goal first day. Seems not bad.

  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    The only door code that you have to enter is keyed to 451.

    This made me unreasonably happy.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    The only door code that you have to enter is keyed to 451.

    This made me unreasonably happy.
    I mean, it would be pretty bizarre if they had changed it...

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  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    Backed.

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  • ZxerolZxerol HOW MANY POUNDS IS CAT POOP Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    The only door code that you have to enter is keyed to 451.

    This made me unreasonably happy.
    I mean, it would be pretty bizarre if they had changed it...

    It's basically a pledge-revoked offense.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    And freaky tentacle arms.

    (Surely I'm not the only one here who remembers the Hacker's Guide to Sin.)

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    I never played System Shock, but I loved SS2. I need to back this on principle alone. No way I'm gonna enjoy the original these days.

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    Fawst wrote: »
    I never played System Shock, but I loved SS2. I need to back this on principle alone. No way I'm gonna enjoy the original these days.

    It would also give you context for all those "Remember Citadel!" blood scrawls all over the Von Braun...

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