Update [Tue 11th Apr, 2023 09:45 BST]: As spotted by VGC, Brumley's demake is now available to play. You can download it now for free from their itch.io.
When asked about its estimated playtime, Brumley answered that it takes roughly 10-15 minutes to play, but states it's hard to tell given they "got so good at speed running it while making it."
Original Article [Mon 20th Mar, 2023 12:15 GMT]: Earlier this year, Motive Studio released its impressive remake of the 2008 sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space, giving players the opportunity to experience what it would be like to play the classic title on next-generation machines.
For those who want something a little bit different though, one dedicated fan developer named Fraser Brumley (@brumley53) appears to have you covered. Rather than creating a flashy upgrade that strives for greater fidelity and realism, they're currently hard at work building a new PC demake that aims to recreate Dead Space in a style reminiscent of an old PlayStation 1 title. And the results look absolutely fantastic from what we've been able to see so far on social media!
As Brumley showed in a video, dismemberment seems to be present in the demake, with Isaac able to blast away the limbs of approaching Necromorphs, resulting in a satisfying spray of blood. Also, much like in the original, the creator has kept the game's UI to a minimum, with your current equipment being used to communicate your health, ammo, and stasis meter.
As Brumley has clarified, the demake won't run on real hardware, but that doesn't stop it from being an impressive exercise in abstraction. They haven't announced a release date yet but recently revealed that it's "pretty close to releasing".
We'll try and keep you posted when the demake becomes available to play, but for now, why not check out the video above and tell us what you think about it in the comments?