File this one under "You've Gotta Be Friggin' Kidding Me": The infamous full-motion video software Night Trap is being remastered for release on Windows, OS X, PS3, and Xbox 360. The game's original creators have launched a Kickstarter campaign to press a limited quaity of new discs, with the possibility of online and mobile versions if the physical batch is successful. They are asking for a sum of $330K with delivery currently planned for April 2015.
In case the game originally passed you by or you were too young to remember, Night Trap was first released on Sega CD in 1992 then on Sega 32X, 3DO,and PCs in subsequent years. It was less of a game and more of an interactive movie (think Dragon's Lair) — you assumed the role of a security team watching a group of girls having a slumber party, and you switched between cameras to view different rooms of the house, using traps to capture any vampiric creatures that attempted to capture the girls. Night Trap was actually one of the games that led to the formation of ESRB, thanks to its live-action footage and a controversial shower scene!
Digital video quality of the time was extremely poor, thus Night Trap ReVamped will feature video that better reflects the original film quality, resulting in a definitive experience. However, the success of the campaign depends on how much people are dying to return to what was honestly not a very great game to begin with. The team is hoping that its notoriety will push the Kickstarter over the edge, but Night Trap feels like a product of its era that simply couldn't be enjoyed these days any other way than ironically.
But if you still want to donate, you have until September 9 to make Night Trap ReVamped a reality.