This is an idea that sprung to mind when I couldn't get Rock Raiders to work on my PC (even with all the helpful tutorials on this forum) and I wondered "Why hasn't this game received a remake yet so that we can still play this gem but without issues on newer systems?" And so I started my search for a remake and stumbled on some threads and one abandoned project that could be revamped as a Rock Raiders co-op multiplayer mode.
Now I understood from @Xiron that there were multiple attempts at a remake that nobody finished and I can understand that people will be skeptical but I can assure you, I don't like having to use my old 2003 PC at all and right now I'm forced to use that to play Rock Raiders so the annoyance with my old system will be a constant fuel for me to stay on track with the project. I will most likely will need some help from people with areas I have zero experience in like modeling and animation but other things like voices, sound effects, music and videos can be carried over from the original if I'm not mistaken. My idea is to just focus on creating a remake that is very true to the original but with a few additions which should make modding a lot easier like a custom map selection screen and a custom campaign selection screen. And after that I will focus on working on that multiplayer co-op addition and maybe after that start on a version with more complexity and a sort of grand strategy addition to it with more buildings and an expanded story line/campaign (could be just the RR story line but more complex or a sequel where they yet again have an incident in space).
I have been rambling on for a while now, tell me what you guys think and if there's people who show interest I will go on with posting more information about this project and discussing ideas with you people .
In general I won't be able to invest much time into the project right now this December with two work projects which have to be finished and the holidays coming up. Begin 2017 I can start working on it with a reasonable chunk of time next to helping out with @bphillips09's project wherever I can.