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Update 2: The Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter raised a total of $1.8 million. Developer Harebrained Schemes posted a video thanking its backers for supporting the project.
Update: In less than a day, the project has already reached its goal of $400,000.
Following the trend of early 90s PC titles being reborn through crowd funding, several members of the original Shadowrun are looking to do a new game.
Shadowrun Returns is described as a "graphically rich, 2D turn-based, single-player game with deep story interaction." The team is focusing on "meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat," which will surely please fans of the original game.
Development is being handled by Harebrained Schemes, a Seattle-based studio comprised of Shadowrun’s original creator, Jordan Weisman, and many of the original Shadowrun authors and designers.
“Shadowrun is a world that is near and dear to the hearts of the Harebrained Schemes’ team, as well as to legions of fans worldwide,” said Weisman. “Kickstarter offers us an amazing opportunity to continue this classic’s legacy, all the while making its fans part of the development process.”
The team's goal is to raise $400,000. If funded, Shadowrun Returns will be released on PC, Mac, and Apple and Android tablets.
Head over to the team's Kickstarter page if you wish to donate.
I don't hate that developers are using kickstarter but how much money do people think gamers have to donate
I never heard of Shadowrun in till today but it sounds very interesting. I hope it gets funded so I can get a chance to play it.
Hope this gets off the ground. Everybody who loves old school rpgs needs to donate to this
Woot Shadowrun was the first table-top RPG I ever played! I love the setting and have been looking forward to a good videogame of it for a long time. Just helped to Kickstart this up, I'll be sure to mention this to my friend's as well. Thanks for the Game Informin!
Kickstarter's a pretty cool idea, but new Shadowrun is even cooler! The Genesis version is one of my all-time favs...
ill give 10
thought this was a tv show
awww, i was hoping it was going to be shadowrun the fps...
I want a Planesscape spiritual sequel Mr AVALONE!
If I knew more about Shadowrun, I might be interested in this. Kind of glad I don't though, I already gave $100 to Double Fine, $50 to Wasteland 2, and $50 to The Banner Saga. Now more Kickstarters for a while if I can help it
Liked the most recent console entry, but it was a bit annoying that such an interesting premise had little backing of a story whatsoever. Looking forward to whatever might come as a result of this Kickstarter.
Awesome! So happy to hear this. A new (good) Shadowrun game is way overdue.
I hope they raise enough for a mac version. I donated because I'd love to see this universe come back, but I'm not even sure I'll be able to play the game. :(
Hey guys, please do a replay of the SNES shadowrun in honor of this great revival, God I really loved that game
After the recent success with these Kickstarters, I reckon they are here to stay.