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Recently Nightdive Studios had another two announcements of their remasters with The Thing: Remastered and Killing Time: Resurrected.

First up The Thing: Remastered is a faithful restoration of the cult-classic 2002 third-person survival horror shooter game inspired by Universal Pictures' genre-defining 1982 film, The Thing, which serves as a continuation of the original movie. Nightdive Studios has upgraded this horrifying classic for the modern era through its proprietary KEX Engine for play on current-generation gaming devices up to a 4K resolution at 120FPS:

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The Thing: Remastered Key Features:

  • In 20 frightening levels, lead your team against terrifying monsters, from the scuttling head-spiders and human-like walkers to gigantic multi-tentacled beasts.
  • Advanced trust/fear interface adds a new level of interaction – How you influence your teams psychological state determines whether or not they will co-operate with you.
  • Experience brand new dynamic lighting, specular mapping, shadows, depth of field complemented by improved models, textures and environments to create a deep level of immersion.
  • Use awesome firepower like machine guns, explosives and flamethrowers to torch your enemies.
  • Brand new Achievements.
  • Quality of Life gameplay enhancements to improve your experience.
  • Choose multiple paths to solve problems that lie ahead and accomplish goals.

You can follow it on Steam or on GOG.

Next up is Nightdive Studios and Ziggurat Interactive announced Killing Time: Resurrected, an HD remaster of the classic 1995 comedy horror FPS once described as "the bastard child of Doom and The 7th Guest.":

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Killing Time: Resurrected Key Features:

  • Experience 4K Resolution, 144 FPS, Anti-Aliasing and Upgraded/New 2D Screens and Menu art.
  • Listen to the remembrances of the 7 restored video-real apparitions and ghostly guests. They offer clues as to what past heinous acts actually transpired in the cursed mansion.
  • Look up and down and turn around with a complete 360 view. The three-dimensional mansion offers outdoor areas, staircases, and intricately detailed ceilings and floors.
  • More than 45 different areas to explore among the hundreds of rooms on the huge estate.
  • A fright-fest for the true aficionado of first-person corridor mayhem, enjoy continuous gameplay with no load time between areas.

You can also follow it on Steam and on GOG.

As usual, no Native Linux builds from Nightdive, but their games usually work really well in Proton.

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based Jun 11
I can't believe it, they doing a remaster of The Thing. That's awesome
I still own the original The Thing on CD, to this day I'm still amazed how they fit such a game in just about 250mb.

The game was pretty hard and unforgiving but fun. Never finished it.
fabertawe Jun 11
I had The Thing game back then but never really got into it. I don't know why. Brilliant film though.
robvv Jun 11
Every time I see a reference to Killing Time, I briefly wonder if it's going to be an adaptation of the awesome Indigo Prime story!
M@GOid Jun 12
John Carpenter's movies do have a "B Grade" quality on them, but that should not stop people to give them a chance. They can have a great screenplays and casting choices. Besides The Thing, another example is Escape From New York. A film that not only influenced others that came after it, but heavily inspired Hideo Kojima in the creation of Solid Snake in his Metal Gear series.
Mike Jun 13
Actually incredible! Killing Floor was one of the first games I played as a child and I had The Thing on the PS2 when it released. I do own Killing Floor on GOG for nostalgia reasons and would love to replay The Thing too :)
fedecv Jun 14
I can't wait to play the remaster. Really enjoyed the original game. Cool!
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