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Breaking the ICE with Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman

Breaking the ICE with Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman

"Cyberpunk, at its core, is all about the dehumanisation of humanity," Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman tells. "Both on the micro scale, where we start putting tons of gear and electronics in our bodies because what nature gave us isn't good enough anymore, and on the macro scale, with the disassembly of governments, and their replacement by mega-corporations that owe nothing to their citizens."

Our chat about the hugely successful Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter campaign has gotten a bit carried away. After discussing fan-funding the cyberpunk RPG adaptation and its unexpected pressures, modding, MechWarrior, and multiplayer, I gaze out my window at the London skyline, sadly lacking in glowing neon and towering blocks, and wonder why 1980s visions of a future which will never happen still draw such adoration today.

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"I love how with the hacking scene @ 2:45, they fall in love with the Tron soundtrack"
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Shadowrun Returns could get multiplayer after launch

Shadowrun Returns could get multiplayer after launch

Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman wants to have multiplayer into Shadowrun Returns, he's told Shacknews, but developer Harebrained Schemes would be stretched too thin if it tried to squeeze it in for launch. However, the Kickstarted cyberpunk RPG adaptation's engine is being built to theoretically support adding it later.

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"You asked my question! I think that if they really can't get the multiplayer stuff in without it ..."
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Jordan Weisman hopes to resurrect Crimson Skies

Jordan Weisman hopes to resurrect Crimson Skies

Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman's plan to bring the fine cyberpunk RPG back in a new video game is going swimmingly, as Shadowrun Returns hit its Kickstarter funding goal in only 28 hours. Now, he's eyeing up another of his classic creations too. In a chat with Shacknews today, Weisman revealed he wishes to resurrect Crimson Skies and its dieselpunk world of air-pirates.

"I'm hopeful that's another property that I can approach soon. I'm in discussions with them about that," he told us. "I'm hoping that we can bring that back to life as well."

Read more: "That era and that story is one of my favourites" »

"I might be alone in this, but I'd love a Crimson Skies RPG. Walking around and dialogue (and ..."
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