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Shadowrun: Hong Kong reaches Kickstarter goal in under two hours

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Sometimes, you can genuinely build a good rapport with your customers through crowdfunding ventures. Take Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall for instance. Games that were funded by you, the players. Not only did the games get the cash necessary to develop the titles, but they actually delivered on their promises, as developer Harebrained Schemes churned out a game on time that was fun to play. That kind of sentiment goes a long way. A sentiment that has helped fund the next game entirely, within a matter of hours.

Even though the next Shadowrun game doesn’t even need the crowdsourced funding due to it being well into development, the current Kickstarter for it is to help add more features and additional content. Harebrained Schemes were looking for $100 00 worth of “co-funding”, that would allow enhanced player controls to be created.

That goal was blown away in under two hours, as the game sits on a $291 214 pledge as of the time that this post was written. What this means, is that players now also get a new character, new animatic cutscenes and even more animatic endings. And the Kickstarter still has another month to go before it wraps up.

Other funding goals include enhanced sound, side missions and expanded magic skills that stretch towards the $700 000 barrier. If you haven’t played Shadowrun before, it’s a solid tactical RPG with plenty of deep systems and a vibrant world. Old school charm with new school aesthetics essentially. And it’s doing a lot better than my own Kickstarter at the moment:

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Give me some damn money already.

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

11 Comments

  1. Bought the cheapest one on Steam sale. Think it was like $2 or something. Going to see what all this hype is about.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 14, 2015 at 12:54

      Apparently Returns isn’t bad, but Dragonfall is much better. I’ll get to them one day.

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        January 14, 2015 at 12:57

        I got Returns it seems. The other one was too pricey when I didn’t know them at all. I know what I am doing tonight 😀

        They got really good reviews in general.

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 14, 2015 at 12:59

          One nice thing you may not have noticed, full mod support.

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        • Mathias

          January 14, 2015 at 16:23

          If you like it, I highly recommend getting Dragonfall as well.

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        January 19, 2015 at 09:19

        Loving it btw! Definitely worth the buy! Going to get Dragonfall after I finish Returns. 10/10 buy when on sale and you will be happy for the rest of your life 😀

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 19, 2015 at 09:32

          I backed the KS. Makes me happy when one of those games turns out well.

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    • Brady miaau

      January 14, 2015 at 14:40

      I think it is worth far more than $2, if you like old school RPG,s with fancy new graphics. BUT camera angles are always a problem with these games (Original Sin too)

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    • Skyblue

      January 14, 2015 at 14:40

      They’re still on my backlog. Bought them because I used to play Shadowrun on my Sega Megadrive back in the day, loooooved that game.

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 14, 2015 at 12:56

    That’s not much of a threat D, you can do much better…

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 14, 2015 at 13:02

      Bwahahaha

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