Shadowrun series News


Shadowrun Online sales models detailed

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Games has outlined the differences between its campaign and free-to-play sales models.


Shadowrun Returns character builder detailed

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2013 11:30am PDT

HareBrained Schemes details the character building options in the upcoming Shadowrun Returns.


"thanks! it is more fun to make a game when people are excited about it"

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Shadowrun Returns enters the Matrix

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT

Cyberspace was cut from the original design for Shadowrun Returns to keep the crowdfunded RPG at a reasonable scale and budget, but what's cyberpunk with a virtual world? After tossing out loads of ideas, developer HareBrained Schemes has finally found a way to make the Matr...


"we expect high demand for community campaigns and our second city campaign in the months shortly ..."

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Shadowrun Returns coming in June with Steam Workshop

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 10, 2013 9:30am PDT

In a sizable databurst broadcast across cyberspace, Harebrained Schemes has revealed that Shadowrun Returns will launch in June on Steam, using the Steam Workshop to share what deckers make in its editor. The developer also shared a few plans for potential DLC, the state of ...


"Why can't this stuff be on ios? I mainly use my ipad these days, I'd love to play this game ..."

- Shadow13th see all 15 comments

Shadowrun Returns has spent 'every penny and more' of Kickstarter funds

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2013 2:15pm PDT

The first gameplay footage of Shadowrun Returns does look awfully nice, doesn't it? That may be because HareBrained Schemes has "spent every penny" of the $1.9 million it raised from crowdfunding--"and more." It's a gamble because, as head honcho Jordan Weisman told us last ...


"cab8901 - i was way to broke to fund while they were pushing the project on kickstarter. ..."

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Shadowrun Returns reveals 19 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 08, 2013 8:30am PST

Ten months after receiving a whopping $1.9 million from fans to make Shadowrun Returns, Jordan Weisman's HareBrained Schemes has revealed the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG in a twenty-minute alpha gameplay walkthrough. Weisman and co-founder Mitch Gitelman show off a squad of shadow...


"Oh yeah a pic of a baby and a dog is just what I need to undermine my own immersion. Cus fk ..."

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Shadowrun Returns delayed by large feature list

By John Keefer, Nov 26, 2012 7:15am PST

When Kickstarter campaigns go well and stretch goals are met, everyone is thrilled. But occasionally lost in the shuffle is what that feature creep does to a planned release date. Harebrained Schemes has found that out, pushing the release date back from January to sometime ...


"They are in a very hard position. They have both a fixed budget and an ambitious feature set ..."

- Professer12 see all 11 comments

Shadowrun Returns shares a look at the world

By Steve Watts, Sep 05, 2012 2:45pm PDT

HareBrained Schemes has shown off the first pieces of character renders and environmental concept art for Shadowrun Returns.


"so ready for this !!! dropped $150 for some uber perks and cant wait !!!"

- Dark Drakonis see all 4 comments

Shadowrun Online seeks $500K Kickstarter

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 2:45pm PDT

Shadowrun Online has opened a Kickstarter, aiming for $500,000. The PC browser and tablet game is coordinating with Shadowrun Returns to create a consistent story.


"Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Online are separate projects by different companies."

- Sideways Bob see all 10 comments