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Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall

4 weeks ago

Hitman and Shadowrun are free on the Epic Games Store

Two different illicit gig economy experiences are yours for free this week on the Epic Games Store, which is currently giving away 2016's stealth assassination game Hitman and a collection of the Shadowrun cyberpunk fantasy RPGs. Sure, basically you're being paid to kill and rob people in both, but you'll go about it in different ways.

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1 year ago

Feature: Harebrained Meme

Have You Played… Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut?

I have a great deal of love for Shadowrun. My background with its world actually comes from pen and paper roleplaying. My first ever Shadowrun character was a dwarf named Deter Pinklage who was a famous actor. I was fifteen at the time, you see, and hadn’t yet realised I wasn’t funny. After lots of growing up surrounded by buckets full of classic cyberpunk fiction,…

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6 years ago

Feature: Talking Hong Kong, avoiding stereotypes and less linearity

Harebrained Schemes On The Future Of Shadowrun

Last week I ran the first half of an interview with three-time Kickstarter winners Harebrained Schemes, in which they fielded my own questions about their upcoming cyberpunk-with-magic RPG sequel Shadowrun: Hong Kong. This time, they're fielding your questions - including what they've got planned for the future of the series, cyberpunk's Asian influences, how the stories are becoming increasingly less linear, avoiding Eastern stereotypes with…

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Shadowrun Returns Heads To Hong Kong, Via Kickstarter

Shadowrun Returns is returning to Kickstarter. Later this month, developers Hare-Brained Schemes will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise dosh for their proposed Hong Kong setting. The artwork above is the only detail released so far. but the inclusion of neon lighting, streetfood, rain and a brolly is enough to convince me that this is Legit Cyberpunk. My interest in Shadowrun has peaked, following a…

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Shadowrun Return Devs Return With Necropolis

'Necropolis' is a word which is surprisingly meaningful to me. This is because I was raised in the city of dead, sent out into the wretched world of the living to spread decay and despair. And also because Necropolis was the first-ever Judge Dredd story I read (in fact I came in halfway through) and my tiny mind was blown by the discovery that comics…

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall Now Has Standalone Director’s Cut

Shadowrun Returns returns! Or rather, its expansion Shadowrun: Dragonfall is returning, this time as a standalone release called Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut. To justify the title, the cyberpunk RPG expandalone is being expanded further with five new missions, a re-designed interface, new endings, new music, and a bunch more. There's a trailer below which details the biggest of the changes, and it seems there's good…

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7 years ago

Feature: The real return

Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall review

Now that's more like it. Choice! Side-missions! A hub! A strong supporting cast who are up for a bit of a chat! Little-to-no mandatory decking sequences! A mother-lovin' save (almost) anywhere system! Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall being 'just' DLC for last year's cyberpunk/fantasy mash-up RPG is bittersweet, because it may well be that only existing Shadowrun Returns owners give it a spin. Really, though, this is…

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Shadowrun Returns Not Quite Returning Just Yet

Much as I thought last year's opening salvo pulled a few too many punches and didn't offer anything like enough freedom of choice/movement, I could really go for some Shadowrun about now. Offbeat world, reasonably strategic battles, option to be a bit of dick to everyone... Take me, cyberpunk/fantasy roleplaying mashup, I'm yours. Sadly plans for first official expansion Dragonfall to launch this month have…

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