Well that didn’t take long. Harebrained Schemes asked for loot to fund a Shadowrun game and loot it received — to the tune of $1,895,772.
Well alrighty then.
Here’s the brief description:
Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, is back. A
rich2D turn-based single player game with deepstory interaction, meaningfulcharacter development, and highly-contextualtactical combat, Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamicgaming universe that is beloved around the world.
Hey look, I loved Shadowrun back in the day. The RPG was ahead of its time and I’m sorry for the strikethroughs for an indie Kickstarter project but no free rides!
A forum is now available on Shadowrun.com if you want to talk about the new project. Now that it’s funded, let’s hope Harebrained Schemes can parlay that into a good game. The ball, and the loot, is in its court.
I’ll be keeping an eye on its progress.