Bellevue, WA, (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Shadowrun Returns….that is if Shadowrun fans and gamers contribute to bring this fan favorite onto new gaming platforms.
Shadowrun’s original creator, Jordan Weisman, and many of the original Shadowrun authors and designers, all now a part of the Harebrained Schemes game development studio in Bellevue, WA, have launched a Kickstarter campaign [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns to bring Shadowrun Returns to Apple and Android tablets, as well as to PCs. Shadowrun Returns is a graphically rich, 2D turn-based, single-player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat that is guaranteed to thrill fans of the original Shadowrun and introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world.
Most important to Weisman, and possibly to the game’s fans, is the sharing of the game’s mission editor with Shadowrun Returns players. “We really want this to be a world that all of us can tell stories in,” stated Weisman.
Harebrained Schemes aims to raise $400,000 for the development of the project, and is offering backers a wide variety of Shadowrun Returns perks, such as free versions of the game, a special ability, branded merchandise, early access to the mission editor, the ability to be a character in the game or lunch with the development team at the studio.
Created almost 25 years ago, Shadowrun remains one of the most original and cherished role-playing game settings. The game world’s origin story mashes-up the dystopian Cyberpunk future of “Blade Runner” with the high-fantasy creatures and races of “Lords of the Rings” in an organic way that produces iconic characters, environments, and situations.
“Shadowrun is a world that is near and dear to the hearts of the Harebrained Schemes’ team, as well as to legions of fans worldwide,” said Weisman. “Kickstarter offers us an amazing opportunity to continue this classic’s legacy, all the while making its fans part of the development process.”
Interested donors can find Shadowrun Returns’ Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns to learn about the game, the storytellers behind the Shadowrun story, gameplay features, and details of each pledge level. Donors can learn more about the development team and their recent successful and highly praised mobile game, Crimson Steam Pirates, at http://harebrained-schemes.com.
About Harebrained Schemes
Harebrained Schemes is a small group of wildly talented people, crammed into a closet, making whatever cool thing inspires us next. Lead by serial entrepreneur Jordan Weisman (founder of FASA, Virtual World Entertainment, FASA Interactive, Wizkids, 42 Entertainment, Smith & Tinker, and creator of BattleTech / MechWarrior, Shadowrun, and Crimson Skies), the Harebrained team is a combination of seasoned veterans and fresh talent. The company’s first mobile game, Crimson Steam Pirates, was published last year by Bungie Aerospace and became iPad “App of the Week”, made Entertainment Weekly’s “MUST List”, Metacritic.com’s “Best iPhone Games of 2011” list, and was one of Apple’s “Benchmark games for 2011”. Visit http://harebrained-schemes.com for more information on the company and its games.