Shadowrun: Hong Kong just got a free six-hour expansion. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition augments the cyberpunk tactical RPG with a bonus campaign, dev commentary, and numerous tiny improvements. If you already own Shadowrun: Hong Kong, it’s completely free. Nice one, Harebrained Schemes.
Today marks the launch of Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown on Steam, a game that’s not at all related to the other two Shadowrun games on Steam or the recently Kickstarted third. Confused? Great! That’s why I wrote this.
Meet Blitz, Glory, Dietrich and Eiger. They're my crew. There are no other runners I'd rather have at my back as I make my way through the stable anarchy of 2054 Berlin. So what if they're not real? In Shadowrun Returns' upcoming Dragonfall expansion, they're better than life.
Here's a closer look at the Shadowrun RPG's upcoming expansion, Dragonfall, courtesy of a new trailer. The Kickstarter update also mentions two other things: first, the expansion's release date has been pushed back to February 27, and second, the much-anticipated Quicksave patch is already live for the original game.
Shadowrun Returns is not simply a PC game based on the popular pen-and-paper cyberpunk-meets-magic role-playing game. It's a digital sourcebook geared at harnessing the imagination of thousands of fans in order to power the creation of an entire universe of interactive adventures.
Time for one last glance at Shadowrun Returns before its long-awaited release next week. On July 25, Jordan Weisman's $1.8 million cyberpunk RPG will finally hit the shelves, ready to immerse us in the grim universe of Shadowrun once again. I'm thinking a mage for my first playthrough. What about you?
Shadowrun Returns is out later this month, but Loserific here has his hands on the game's alpha, and has recorded half an hours' worth of footage for your enjoyment.
UPDATE: As of December 2013, the DRM-free version is now public and available to all.
Games with isometric graphics—a slightly rotated view with a top-down perspective—were a big deal several years ago. Static, isometric maps, mostly used in strategy and role-playing games, allowed the developers to create spectacular, detailed visuals, and most of them have aged really well.
Last year Jordan Weisman's Harebrained Schemes raised $1,895,772 via Kickstarter to create the ultimate game based on the magic-meets-technology pen-and-paper role-playing game, Shadowrun. Today we get our first look at Shadowrun Returns gameplay, and so far it's everything I wanted it to be.
Classic RPG (like, proper RPG) Shadowrun was, at one time, not a classic. In 1990, it was a product competing against other products, and had to sell itself. Using videos like this.
Back in April a bunch of gamers and role-players got together to give Jordan Weisman and Harebrained Schemes more that $1.8 million to create the definitive Shadowrun game. The development team has been hunkered down in development since the Kickstarter ended, and now we get our first look at what your money has…
Culled from the video from this morning's Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter post, it's time to put the sins of Shadowrun games past behind us. Watching the executive producer of 2007's horrid first-person shooter get pelted with random objects a few thousand times should do the trick.