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Citadel is a faithful remake of the original game System Shock created in 1994 by Looking Glass Studios. The purpose of this recreation is to present the story of the original to a wider audience, provide an enjoyable experience to a new generation of hackers, and keep true to the original style.

Citadel will also include support for cooperative play, deathmatch.

After release, all assets, tools, editors, and source code will be available so that new levels or mods can be created.

The game is set in the cyberpunk and not too distant future of 2072. You, the hacker, find yourself waking up on board Citadel Station facing an artificial intelligence that has gone rogue taking over the entire space station.

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Greetings Hackers!

SHODAN (personal life) has been blocking communications, but I believe most of this transmission made it through.

It has been way too long since I've released a status report so there is much to catch up on.

OVERALL STATUS: 80%

Yes, getting close. The final haul will take several months yet, but the target release date is 9/22/18.

Now for what you've really been waiting for:

What's left?

  • Finish enemies, currently at 50% though most are only modeled
  • Finish weapon item models
  • Place all doors
  • Place all objects
  • Place all enemies
  • Mission logic
  • Some hardware functions (e.g. target ID and sensaround)
  • Finish automap behavior (not required for beta release, needs...)
  • Finish making enhanced level geometry (not required for beta release)

The first stage before beta release is to first recreate faithfully the original game, with enhanced controls, 3D objects, 3D enemies, and particle effects. After this is the 2nd stage - enhancement. Level geometry will be enhanced from the flat card walls with only two polygons to be like the image below. This in addition to added sound effects, ambience, better plants, more model detailing, etc. will be part of finishing the 2nd stage.

Med2_2 Level Geometry Enhancement

The 3rd stage is to make the game mod- and map-maker friendly. This will include documentation, editor scripts for friendly level design, guides on level creation, examples, and how different portions of the game can be tweaked or modified. All modding or level design is planned to be in the Unity editor (current version is 2017.2 but that can change).

HELP WANTED:
Modelers are of course still welcome to help out. Send me a message and I'll let you know what models haven't been worked on yet if you want to help. All source files, models, code, etc. is available on GitHub if you are interested: Github.com

Coders: Not really seeing a need currently. Thanks to those who have helped in the past. 3D modeling is the most needed at the moment.

That's it for now.

-TRANSMISSION TERMINATED-

Citadel - Now Being Developed in Unity 5 - And Open Source

Citadel - Now Being Developed in Unity 5 - And Open Source

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Lots of progress since the last news posting! The engine has been changed from the DarkPlaces Engine to Unity 5. The previous engine had some major technical...

Developer Report: Phase 1 Complete - Structure

Developer Report: Phase 1 Complete - Structure

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The first part of the master plan is now completed. All level geometry and texturing and code frame work is now completed.

We've Been Shocked!  Citadel to Be Released Sometime in Spring 2015

We've Been Shocked! Citadel to Be Released Sometime in Spring 2015

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Shodan, up to her tricks again, has prevented Citadel from being released this December 23. But don't fear! Hacking on Citadel is going very well.

Developer Report - 10/27/14

Developer Report - 10/27/14

News

Progress is moving smoothly. Enemy creation is going well. Check out the video time lapse of modeling the hopper enemy.

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Citadel Text Font (.ttf)

Citadel Text Font (.ttf)

Effects GFX 3 comments

This is my custom bitfont for UI text in Citadel. Created using BitFontMaker2(TM).

Citadel Pre-Alpha Game Geometry 01

Citadel Pre-Alpha Game Geometry 01

Singleplayer Map 2 comments

If you've never used the 3D modelling package Blender, download it. Open the .blend file in this download, and use Shift+F to enable fly-thru mode with...

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Quick blurb: Lights 100%, Doors 100%. 18 more items to make, 9 more weapons before item pass to add them to every level just like doors and lights have been done. Ememies still need a lot of work however.

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ReindeerFloatilla
ReindeerFloatilla

will there be a level editor?

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Unity Editor will be the level editor unless I find a better way to use an external method. I do plan on making it as easy as possible to make your own levels and I do wish to integrate a menu in-game for loading custom levels.

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Hey all, sorry I don't have a video ready yet. There were a few glaring things to add before I wanted to show some gameplay. Just some quick low-hanging fruit (e.g. reloading your weapon).

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Should have a video and news update post for you guys soon. Working on a few more details for combat before showing you. Stay tuned in the next weekend or two.

P.S. While I find it sad that NDS is putting their version on hold, I've never really thought they were doing justice to the original style so perhaps they can get regrounded. I've never stopped meanwhile on making what I hope to be the defacto recommendation for new players.

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Guest
Guest

You're awesome, man! Thanks for keeping the project alive!

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

It occurred to me today that I haven't ever listed the forum where I do most of my more frequent updates. Latest info, pics etc. can be found here: Systemshock.org

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Main menu is done now.
Saving and loading is done now.
Configuration and keybinds is done now.

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shodan89
shodan89

Thank you!!really looking forward to

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JosiahJack Creator
JosiahJack

Ah yes, when did that get there. Oh hey, shouldn't I post something.

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