HareBrained Schemes News


E3 2017: Watch the E3 PC Gaming Show Right Here

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2017 8:30am PDT

An announcement from Firaxis is expected, as well as a new game from Klei Entertainment, makers of Mark of the Ninja.


"agreed. seems like they got rid of the "talk show" feel / format and Day9 is just doing a quick ..."

- johnhead see all 4 comments

Shadowrun Returns 'Dragonfall' key distribution begins for backers

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 22, 2014 2:00pm PST

HareBrained Schemes has begun sending out Dragonfall keys to Kickstarter backers and Collector's Edition owners, just ahead of the Shadowrun Returns DLC campaign's release on February 27.


"Looking forward to this. Being able to save at any time will really help me get through this ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

Shadowrun Returns 'Dragonfall' DLC revealed for February launch

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 28, 2014 8:00am PST

Start polishing your PVC trousers and oiling your neon green quiff, as the Shadowrun Returns DLC campaign Dragonfall will be here in one month. Developer HareBrained Schemes has revealed the adventure set in Berlin through screenshots and a first trailer, announcing that it'...


"JW and Mitch have played Razors Edge by Obsidian, Silver Angel by Nao , Jacked Up by Taloswind, ..."

- threeup see all 26 comments

Shadowrun Returns Berlin DLC becomes Shadowrun: Dragonfall

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 19, 2013 6:00pm PST

Shadowrun Returns' Berlin DLC has morphed into a full-fledged expansion called Shadowrun: Dragonfall, which is set to arrive in January.


"That, sir, is because you took no interest in the editor! The engine is awesome, and I love ..."

- Phillip Roberts see all 11 comments

Shadowrun Returns now on Linux

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 31, 2013 7:30am PDT

No true decker would be caught dead using Winblow$ or Appl€ products recreationally, so it's only fitting that Shadowrun Returns is now on Linux. It arrived yesterday alongside the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG's patch 1.1, which brings changes including reworking the Physical Ade...


"Oh, I didn't think about that. It will sync saves with the PC version through Steam cloud?! ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

Shadowrun Returns out now on iPad and Android

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 26, 2013 6:00am PDT

As a true cyberpunk, for computing on the go I carry a keyboard strapped across my back. For weekend cyberwarriors unwilling to commit to life on the edge, look, I don't know, you can now play Shadowrun Returns on those silly little tablets you're so fond of. Harebrained Sch...


"After finishing it up on PC, it seems like it would really be at home on a tablet. I may have to ..."

- steauengeglase see all 8 comments

Shadowrun Berlin DLC delayed to become bigger

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2013 11:30am PDT

"Oh? So soon?" some wondered about Shadowrun Returns's Berlin DLC aiming for a late October launch. "So it's not that big, then?" Which set developer HareBrained Schemes a-thinking: why not? It's now delayed the DLC into January to make it bigger and richer.


"I have no issue with this, take your time. Loved the original campaign"

- ShXIII see all 6 comments

Shadowrun Returns Berlin DLC aims for October

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 05, 2013 6:00am PDT

Shadowrun Returns may be out for PC and Mac (I completed it over the weekend: I liked the bit where I got a rad roboarm), but oh, there's still so much to do. Developer HareBrained Schemes dropped a dev update on Friday, with news on the Linux, iOS and Android versions, as w...


"Not gonna buy the dlc, I think I would have been better off downloading an emulator and playing ..."

- Blondesolid see all 21 comments

Tabletop/video game hybrid Golem Arcana is next for Shadowrun Returns studio

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

HareBrained Schemes has debuted its next project, a hybrid tabletop/video game that uses real pieces with a mobile device for score-keeping. It will start crowd-funding in August.


"There's something unique about having physical play pieces that can't be expressed via an ..."

- citizenswift see all 13 comments

Shadowrun Returns review: classic RPG reborn

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2013 6:00am PDT

Shadowrun Returns is a triumphant return to the classic days of old-school computer RPGs.


"says the guy who knows absolutely jack shit about game development"

- JohnnyRey see all 54 comments

Shadowrun Returns trailer heralds next week's launch

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 19, 2013 6:30am PDT

Oh, it's finally almost here! Another big Kickstarter success story, cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns will launch next Thursday, and here's the launch trailer to get us even more excited than we already are.


"Whoohoo! I can't wait! It almost seems like $20 is a little low though... It sounds like its ..."

- Gwyndion see all 2 comments

Jordan Weisman discusses Shadowrun Returns' level editor

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2013 9:00am PDT

Shadowrun Returns' Jordan Weisman spoke to Shacknews and discussed the level editor and user-generated content for PC's, Macs, and tablets.


"I'm not sure how much they can really share though. One is 2d and one is 3d. They also have a ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

How Shadowrun Returns used a Star Wars meme for inspiration

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 20, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Shadowrun Returns' Jordan Weisman talks about the changing vision of the future in the Shadowrun lore before talking about why he won't be making many changes to the overall lore.


"I feel pretty confident that they're not going to make bad changes. No one complained when ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 15 comments

Shadowrun Returns coming July 25 with full editor tools

By John Keefer, Jun 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Harebrained Schemes is bringing its successfully crowdfunded cyberpunk fantasy world Shadowrun Returns to PC and tablets on July 25, a little later than planned. But the developer is releasing an editor with the game as promised.


"I *just* got the email about the update. It says July 25th. So I guess it's confirmed now. :)"

- SilverSnake see all 33 comments

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"

- threeup see all 16 comments