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  • Blog Post: Returning To Battletech 31 Years Later

    In January, I had the opportunity to chat with Harebrained Schemes’ Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman about Shadowrun: Hong Kong. During the conversation, we discussed how the studio was evolving its approach to Kickstarter. Jordan also hinted that one of his classic IPs was coming home, and our... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Funding Kickstarters Is A Gamble, So Stop Making Bad Bets

    Back in 2013, I wrote a brief set of best practices suggestions for project managers considering a run at Kickstarter funding. Since then, much has changed, and the advice I have to offer today is a bit more pointed. This story was originally published on February 18, 2015. We’ve seen a number... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun Team’s Third Project Will Change The Way You Think About Kickstarter

    Today, Harebrained Schemes launched its third Kickstarter project. The studio, which has successfully funded two Shadowrun campaigns and the digital/tabletop hybrid Golem Arcana is returning to the crowdfunding platform, but not how you might expect. Shadowrun: Hong Kong is definitely going to happen... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: Shadowrun Returns

    While Kickstarter has been around for a while now, many of the video game projects successfully funded through the website have yet to see the light of day. Not so the work of Harebrained Schemes, the team that recently released Shadowrun Returns on PC, and more recently iOS, to largely positive reviews... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shadowrun Returns

    We recently took a look back at the SNES version of Shadowrun on Replay . Now zap forward two decades to the release of Shadowrun Returns on PC, a project which began with a Kickstarter campaign. Matt Miller has already praised the game in his review , but we decided to show off the turn-based strategy... More
  • Blog Post: The Archetypes Of Shadowrun Returns

    For RPG players who have fond memories of the excellent Shadowrun SNES and Genesis games, the announcement last year of a new game in the series was thrilling. Shadowrun is a fascinating setting, mixing the cyberpunk aesthetic with high fantasy elements like elves and dragons, with a result that’s... More
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