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iPad: Shadowrun Returns

04-04-2012, 05:41 PM
#1
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Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Shadowrun Returns

We're not supposed to link to Kickstarter pages, but here's the skinny:

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Shoot Straight. Conserve Ammo. And Never Cut a Deal With A Dragon.

Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, is back and Shadowrun Returns (for Apple & Android tablets and PCs) is the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time. A graphically rich 2D turn-based single player game with deep story interaction, meaningful character development, and highly-contextual tactical combat, Shadowrun Returns is not only going to make some old geeks (like us) very happy but it will introduce new players to a dynamic gaming universe that is beloved around the world.
For those not familiar with the Shadowrun universe, it's a mash up of Lord of the Rings and Blade Runner. It has a rich history that extends from pen-&-paper RPGs to excellent console RPGs for the SNES and Genesis, to tie-in novels, and to a terrible FPS for the XBox 360 (which Jordan Weisman had nothing to do with). The Kickstarter description will make any SRPG fine salivate.

The really cool news is that thr devs have raised half of their $400,000 ask in one day, so this is basically gonna happen. I'll try emailing Jordan's team to see if they can jump in on this thread more news.

The video on the Kickstarter page is pretty funny, BTW.
04-04-2012, 06:05 PM
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I think the shadowrunner universe is really interesting. I only got but a taste of that though since I only played the "shitty" FPS :P I think that the gameplay wasn't actually too bad; the game was underrated. I'm sure the old RPGs were much better though. It sort of made me laugh how they made fun of it in the video(haha).

04-04-2012, 06:20 PM
#3
WOOT!!
this better come out!
04-04-2012, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Flo View Post
I think the shadowrunner universe is really interesting. I only got but a taste of that though since I only played the "shitty" FPS :P I think that the gameplay wasn't actually too bad; the game was underrated. I'm sure the old RPGs were much better though. It sort of made me laugh how they made fun of it in the video(haha).
You may be right about the Shadowrun FPS. I think most folks were just disappointed with the shallow gameplay (compared to the RPGs).
04-04-2012, 07:31 PM
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Always been a big fan of the Shadowrun universe, almost all of the original FASA properties really. Weisman sounds really passionate about this project, can't wait to see it come to fruition!

Edit: The video was pretty funny, particularly fruit flying at the producer for that crappy Xbox shooter!

Last edited by Alyindar; 04-04-2012 at 07:47 PM.
04-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Turino View Post
which category of this game?
I would read the whole description in Kickstarter, but basically it will be a 2D strategic RPG set in a near-future, cyberpunk world where magic and science co-exist. You can find more information here.
04-04-2012, 11:14 PM
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Yeah, I posted this much earlier on the general board, but posted with the link to the kickstarter site! Got a nice little slap on the hand for it from the mods too, nothing harsh though!

In any case it will be a remake of the SNES version, albeit with some additional content and story and the PC version will have a level editor so that players can create and share their own missions.... For any who were too young and never played or missed the chance to play the old Shadowrun games on the SNES and Genesis, there are plenty of videos and a deep seeded love for this franchise and the games they made from the PnP tabletop game!

Last edited by Bool Zero; 04-04-2012 at 11:17 PM.
04-04-2012, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
Yeah, I posted this much earlier on the general board, but posted with the link to the kickstarter site! Got a nice little slap on the hand for it from the mods too, nothing harsh though!

In any case it will be a remake of the SNES version, albeit with some additional content and story and the PC version will have a level editor so that players can create and share their own missions.... For any who were too young and never played or missed the chance to play the old Shadowrun games on the SNES and Genesis, there are plenty of videos and a deep seeded love for this franchise and the games they made from the PnP tabletop game!
Actually, it is not a remake of the SNES version, but an original game in the same universe. You are correct about the level editor, though, which is pretty great news.
04-05-2012, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
Yeah, I posted this much earlier on the general board, but posted with the link to the kickstarter site! Got a nice little slap on the hand for it from the mods too, nothing harsh though!

In any case it will be a remake of the SNES version, albeit with some additional content and story and the PC version will have a level editor so that players can create and share their own missions.... For any who were too young and never played or missed the chance to play the old Shadowrun games on the SNES and Genesis, there are plenty of videos and a deep seeded love for this franchise and the games they made from the PnP tabletop game!
Why the slap on the wrist? Big game trying to get funding, what better place then these forums?
04-05-2012, 08:45 AM
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This is great news! I actually had to make sure the original post date wasn't April 1st.

At any rate, Shadowrun and sister game Earthdawn were two of my favorite paper RPGs in the mid-1990s. I probably spent a grand on sourcebooks, novels etc. Very happy to see a new digital version that won't be under Microsoft's thumb.

Last edited by Dahak; 04-05-2012 at 11:12 AM. Reason: Typo