Invader Studios are looking to bring back classic survival horror in a big way with Daymare: 1998, and starting today you can get involved to bring the game to fruition. The Kickstarter campaign for Daymare: 1998 runs from now until March 17th with a funding goal of €180,000, approximately $250,000 CAD.
Fans of the classic Resident Evil games of the PS1 era will probably recognize Invader Studios for their remake of Resident Evil 2, which the studio received quite a bit of buzz about. The same fans will be happy to know that 3 legendary figures that helped bring the games of the era to life have hopped on board for Daymare: 1998. Kazuhiro Aoyama, the director of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and planner of the original Resident Evil, has been tapped to be a producer associate for the game. Satoshi Nakai, who was an enemy designer for Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, and creature sketch artist for Resident Evil: 0, will be taking on a similar role for Daymare: 1998. Last but certainly not least, Akari Kaida, music composer for Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Okami, is lined up to be the principal composer for the game.
Now if that powerhouse trio didn’t get you excited about the Daymare Kickstarter campaign, maybe the backing rewards will. Physical goodies are usually a pretty good incentive to back a project, and for Daymare: 1998 there are plenty. By backing Daymare you could snag t-shirts, art books, the soundtrack on CD or vinyl, and even tickets to a Daymare: 1998 release party. The digital rewards aren’t too shabby as well, as backers can be featured in the game either by name or even have a framed portrait placed in the environment.
Daymare: 1998 will likely breeze through its initial funding goal, and there are plenty of stretch goals in place for when that happens. If the campaign breaks the €215,000 mark there will be a graphic novel sent to every backer. For the €300,000 milestone Daymare: 1998 will receive a console release on Xbox One and Playstation 4. The remainder of the stretch goals are hidden, so we’ll just have to wait and see what Invader Studios has in store if their Kickstarter campaign catches fire.
The Daymare: 1998 Kickstarter seems like a must-pledge for fans of survival horror. If you’re interested in backing the project or learning more, check out the official Daymare: 1998 Kickstarter page here.