“What’s this,” you say, “Shadowrun? Wasn’t that like some…weird and kinda lame XBox FPS?”
Well, yes, technically. But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here about another game, a new game, an old game.
“Wait, new AND old?”
Yes, precisely. Shadowrun—as an intellectual property—goes back to 1989 and the heyday of the cyberpunk genre, but with MAGIC. It’s that essence that the original creator is trying to recapture with his new video game, a homage to the Sega Genesis and SNES games of 1993 and 94.
Oh, and the executive producer on that crappy FPS from a few years ago says “Sorry.”
“Ok, that’s great and all, but what’s in it for me?”
Why, a copy of the game! T-shirts, anthology books, soundtrack (produced by a collaboration of the two score writers for the 93 and 94 games, no less), and much much more.
You can get the game for a mere $15. $30 gets you an extra in-game bonus (and being a single player game, primarily, this bonus is not “pay to win”…even if it is an armed medical team that will storm the fort and rescue your unconscious sack of meat from the middle of a firefight; in and out in 30 seconds or your medical bill is waved. DocWagon.)
That’s not all of course, but you should go here and find out for yourself!
The game has already raised over $1,500,000 with new and more exciting perks as a result: better mission editor, another whole city to explore, and a unique story knitting together the plots of the SNES and Genesis games, ports to Mac, Linux, and maybe even mobile platforms, as well as translations into German, French, and Spanish.
Come. Pledge. Find a new and unique setting to love.