Nightdive Studios is adding a new $100 tier to its System Shock remake Kickstarter campaign, and rewarding backers with an art book featuring work from series artist Robb Waters, as well as a physical PC version of the game.
With 20 days remaining in the Kickstarter, having already reached 95% of its $900,000 goal, the team at Nightdive Studios is looking to the stretch phase portion of its campaign. If the Kickstarter surpasses the $2.5 million stretch goal, "all backers in tiers over $100 will also receive the art book free of charge." That includes nearly 2,000 backers, currently.
The book — which will be produced by Dynamite Entertainment, also working on the Art of Atari book — is planned to be "approximately 200 pages," hardcover and measure 9" by 12". It will feature "concept art as well as finished production materials, photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes looks, as well as interviews with the game development team."
"We are excited about the prospect of working with Dynamite for our art book, especially after seeing what they did for The Art of Atari," said Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios. "We know that our fans and gamers in general are going to be excited at the chance to add this book to their libraries."
The team at Nightdive has shared some mockups of the book with us, along with some art assets from its pages.
- The book is planned to be approximately 200 pages, and measure 9" by 12"
- Here's good old Citadel station, hanging out just outside Saturn
- Cortex Reaver art work by Robb Waters.
- And art from the opposite page.
- Your not-so-friendly, neighborhood repair bot, a staple on Citadel Station.
- Artwork from the opposite page.
- "We wanted the art of System Shock to be fresh and new while still remaining true to the aesthetics of the 1994 classic."
- Melee lead pipe, a System Shock classic.
- "I feel like shit ... "
- Serv-Bot is the very first enemy you encounter in System Shock. Serv-Bot, meet lead pipe.
- Who doesn't love a good video game map?
If you're really into the art, but not a fan of spending money, here's a raffle being run by the developer featuring an Obey-inspired shirt and a poster of Citadel Station, images below.