Invader Studios once garnered attention with its fan-made remake of Resident Evil 2 — until Capcom stepped in, ending that project. Now it aims to charge forward with a new IP of its own with Daymare: 1998.
With a surprising amount of support from Capcom employees and Resident Evil series veterans, Invader Studios has launched a kickstarter for Daymare: 1998 with a plethora of backer bonuses and stretch goals. Promising a classic survival horror experience with controls not so dissimilar to Resident Evil 4, this intriguing game will feature delightfully horrific enemy designs by Satoshi Nakai (Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil: Code Veronica X). Music will also be supplied by composer Akari Kaida (Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, Street Fighter 2) if enough money is raised during the kickstarter.
From the Invader Studios website:
Daymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and ’90s landmark brands.
Backer bonuses range from receiving a digital copy of the game, to having your name placed in the phone books near save points, all the way up to becoming a mutated foe for players to gun down in the most brutal ways imaginable. Daymare: 1998 is currently headed to PC, but will also receive Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports if specific fundraising goals are met before March 17th, 2017.
I’d throw money at this game in a heartbeat if it featured static camera angles in addition to the over-the-shoulder perspective. As it stands, I’ll wait until a console port is guaranteed before contributing for myself — but this looks like a solid game that deserves to see the light of day.