Daymare 1998 started off life as a Resident Evil 2 fan project named Resident Evil 2 Reborn. It was sadly announced in July 2015, just one month before Capcom confirmed its plans to release its own Resident Evil 2 Remake. As you’d likely expect, the fan project was asked to be shut down as a result.
Rather than shutter the project entirely, developer Invader Games decided to rework the game using its own plot, characters and ideas, and that’s led to Daymare. You can check it out in the trailer below.