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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.
$400,000! That is crazy!
Yay I'm so happy for this, I really like the setting of Shadowrun, I never played the original Shadowrun games that came out for SNES or Genesis. I'm even more eager to see how their campaign editor works out, I'd love to run some sessions with my friends. Thanks for the Game Informin!
Good for them. I'm probably not interested in this 'cuz I don't have an iPad (Apple can go to heck; what a terrible company), but I'm eager to see what this turns into and hope it's successful them. You do not see any innovation or fun come out of most "big box developers", so it's nice to see those ideas come out of this space. The indie space. If they need a few bucks to get things done, than so be it.
Kickstarter is helping a lot for video gamez...
I love how Kickstater is giving fans the opertuninty to help bring to life the games they want to see even if publishers wont back them.