Night Trap: ReVamped begins KickStarter program

The Sega CD "classic" may be on its way back, thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.

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Remember the early 90's, when a team called Digital Pictures was working on a slew of somewhat awful, yet delightfully cheesy full-motion video games? You know what we're talking about, stuff like Slam City With Scottie Pippen, Corpse Killer and the unforgettable Make My Music Video: Marky Mark. Well, it appears one of its bigger projects could be headed to a new generation of gamers, should the KickStarter program be successful.

A new crowdfunding campaign for Night Trap: ReVamped has begun, with the developers asking for $330,000 to bring the "classic" strategy/campy horror game to a new generation, namely the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. So far, the program sits at just over $2,000 in funds, but it's got 29 days to go.

The original Night Trap, which came out for Sega CD in the 90's, earned a great deal of controversy due to its mature themes, despite getting a mature rating to notify gamers just what they were in for. Digital Pictures managed to fight back, and, in the end, the game became one of the most popular titles for the doomed platform.

As with any KickStarter program, there are rewards that users can earn for contributing, including a copy of the game, a CD with the cheesy theme song (and yes, it is cheesy), an autographed promotional poster made specifically to take a jab at said Congress campaign, and, for those who need historical value, even the original files from Digital Pictures' Tom Zito, featuring statements made by politicians and parental groups concerned with the game.

If successful, the game should arrive in April 2015.

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    August 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Night Trap: ReVamped begins KickStarter program.

    The Sega CD "classic" may be on its way back, thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.

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      August 11, 2014 5:32 PM

      as someone that still has the original. why? it was terrible. it was a bad idea then and a bad idea now

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        August 11, 2014 5:34 PM

        I'm waiting for the Custard's Revenge remake kickstarter personally.

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          August 11, 2014 5:34 PM

          not sure it would be legal now days

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            August 11, 2014 5:43 PM

            guess you haven't really played a lot of those crazy japanese sex games lol

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        August 11, 2014 5:36 PM

        Because it has gained this weird cult love that is insane.

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      August 11, 2014 6:17 PM

      Next up, Phantasmagoria.

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        August 11, 2014 6:22 PM

        i remember that game - thats the only reason i wanted a sega cd. it was basically interactive skinemax right?

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          August 11, 2014 8:49 PM

          Yeah it was. I was old enough that I was having real life sex with nekkid girls, but damn if I didn't really want that lady to take her shirt off.

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        August 11, 2014 8:17 PM

        Scare factor was fairly timid, but there was one area that creeped me the hell out.

        In the main dining room, there is a fireplace with a mirror beside it or next to it. There are some portraits nearby. When you move to the screen that's closest to the mirror, a the reflection of one portrait is ghastly weird.

        Never knew they did a Sega CD version. Really?

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          August 11, 2014 9:01 PM

          Nope, it was PC only. 7 CDs too!

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          August 11, 2014 11:31 PM

          pc, as someone else said already.

          you could tell the difference between a sega cd FMV game and PC FMV game pretty goddamn easily.

          the PC FMV games actually looked better, and actually played like a game. Just like Gabriel knight 3 and 4.

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        August 11, 2014 11:25 PM

        This I would back.

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        August 11, 2014 11:29 PM

        that was actually a great game.

        Remember a friend of mine bought it waaaay back in the day. We couldn't believe it came on 7 mother f'n cds.

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          August 12, 2014 1:37 AM

          The second one was not-so-great. But it was something else for the time. But if a Tex Murphy game can be successful today, so could another FMV game like Phantasmagoria.

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      August 11, 2014 7:49 PM

      That would take a budget of basically nothing these days.

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      August 11, 2014 8:51 PM

      I heard about FMV games attempting to come back but they really were not all that great in the first place.