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.
On March 22, 2023, it was announced that Nightdive Studios would be acquired in full by Atari SA and would continue the same work as a subsidiary of that company.
Remasters and other upgrades
|Strife: Veteran Edition||1996||2014||Rogue Entertainment||Chocolate Strife used as base|
|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|
|Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition||1995||In Development; 2023||Apogee Software||Co-developed with New Blood Interactive and Apogee Entertainment|
|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
|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 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|
This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Nightdive Studios.
- ↑ Atari (22 March 2023). "Atari enters into an agreement to acquire Night Dive Studios and announces its intention to proceed with the issuance of €30 M bonds convertible into new Atari shares." GlobeNewswire. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
Dimitris Giannakis • James Haley • Stephen Kick • Lexi Mayfield • Edward Richardson • Sven Ruthner (contractor) • Samuel Villarreal • Max Waine
Strife: Veteran Edition • Doom 64
Technology: KEX 2 • KEX Engine
| Doom era
| Doom 3 era
| ZeniMax era
Mick Gordon • Andrew Hulshult • Bethesda Softworks • Nerve Software • Nightdive Studios • ZeniMax Media