Nightdive Studios

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Nightdive Studios, Inc. (previously known as Night Dive Studios, LLC) is a video game development company that was created in 2013 by designer Stephen Kick. Nightdive Studios is registered in Washington State and officially located in Vancouver. The company is known for obtaining rights to classic games that are no longer available, updating them for compatibility with modern platforms, and re-releasing them.

Nightdive Studios is notable in the Doom community for obtaining the rights to Strife in 2014, and organizing the development of a re-release with an updated engine titled Strife: Veteran Edition. The company has also cooperated with id Software and Bethesda on an updated re-release of Doom 64 which was released in 2020.

Nightdive also employs many Doom community members such as Samuel "Kaiser" Villarreal, James "Quasar" Haley, Edward "Edward850" Richardson, and Max "Altazimuth" Waine.

Games[edit]

Remasters and other upgrades[edit]

Title Released Remastered Original Developer Note
Strife: Veteran Edition 1996 2014 Rogue Entertainment Chocolate Strife used as base
Noctropolis 1994 2015 Flashpoint Productions
System Shock: Enhanced Edition 1994 2015 Looking Glass Technologies Originally based off the fan-made "Portable Edition", later updated to a full KEX Engine source port
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997 2015 Iguana Entertainment
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil 1998 2017 Iguana Entertainment
Forsaken Remastered 1998 2018 Probe Entertainment
Blood: Fresh Supply 1997 2019 Monolith Productions Jointly published with Atari, who owned the PC distribution rights.
Doom 64 1997 2020 Midway Games (Corsicana, Texas) Co-developed with id Software
SiN Gold 1998 2020 Ritual Entertainment v1.13 patch for original engine
Shadow Man Remastered 1999 2021 Acclaim Studios Teesside
Quake 1996 2021 id Software Co-developed with id Software and MachineGames
PowerSlave Exhumed 1996 2022 Lobotomy Software Jointly published with Throwback Entertainment
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition 1997 2022 Westwood Studios
SiN Reloaded 1998 In Development Ritual Entertainment Co-developed with 3D Realms
System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition 1999 In Development Irrational Games, Looking Glass Studios

Re-releases with compatibility fixes[edit]

Title Released Re-Released Original Developer Note
System Shock 2 1999 2013 Irrational Games, Looking Glass Studios Utilizes the NewDark source port by "Le Corbeau"
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream 1995 2013 Cyberdreams, The Dreamer's Guild Utilizes ScummVM
Wizardry VI 1990 2013 Sir-Tech
Wizardry VII 1992 2013 Sir-Tech
Wizardry 8 2001 2013 Sir-Tech Canada
The 7th Guest 1994 2013 Trilobyte Games Delisted in 2019 to make way for a separate re-release by MojoTouch
The 11th Hour 1994 2013 Trilobyte Games
28 titles from Humongous Entertainment 1992-2003 2014-2015 Humongous Entertainment Utilizes ScummVM
Bad Mojo: Redux 1996 2014 Pulse Entertainment
Tex Murphy Steam Collection 1989-1998 2014 Access Software
Commander Keen in Keen Dreams 1991 2015 id Software Delisted due to issues with a rights holder
The Wheel of Time 1999 2022 Legend Entertainment Prepared for release by the GOG.com team

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Sources[edit]

This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Nightdive Studios.

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