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Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter

This Kickstarter by Harebrained Schemes LLC looks to fund Shadowrun Returns, described as "the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time." This will be designed for Windows PCs and Apple & Android tablets by Jordan Weisman, creator of the original cyberpunk RPG (thanks John). Word is: "Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world." They are about five percent of the way to their $400,000 target, a modest goal for game development they explain like this: "The game we want to make is very humble by modern blockbuster game standards but it is still way beyond the ability of a small start-up to fund by itself."

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56. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 22:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
entr0py wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 22:07:
Prez wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 20:01:
A 2D Shadowrun with classic PC-style gameplay? Oh yeah, I'm down with that.

Unfortunately they've got the limitation of accommodating the laggy jab-and-smear controls of tablets. So the gameplay can't require either precision or reflexes. But I guess a really old school turn-based RPG would work.
According to the kickstarter page, it's supposed to be turn-based. I really hope they do this right. If they do, then you could be doing things like coordinating the actions of your decker in the Matrix with maybe a shaman or mage in astral form, and drones run by your rigger, all helping your team to pull off its mission. It could be fucking awesome if they do it right!
 
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