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.
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.
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…
For more than two decades pen-and-paper role-players have been losing themselves in the dirty streets and glimmering megacorps of Shadowrun, yet only four largely forgettable video games have explored the setting's unique mix of cyberpunk and urban fantasy. Series creator Jordan Weisman would like to fix this…