Crowd sourced funding through Kickstarter has launched a number of projects. Double Fineís Adventure, Wasteland 2, and now Shadowrun Returns. Shadowrun goes back to pen-and-paper role playing during the late 80ís, early 90ís. It spawned a number of books, plus a few video games. One for the SNES and another for the Sega Genesis. The pen-and-paper game has been played through the years, and has seen a number of iterations of the ruleset, now in Version 4.0.
Jordan Weisman, one of the creators of the role playing game, has started a project for
. A 2-D Tactical RPG. It sounds like the player is going to be able to view the world through four different realities. One of a Street Samurai, Combat Mage, Shaman, or Decker. And at certain points having to use all four views at the same time to complete the ďShadowrun.Ē Itís not the real-time hacking of the Matrix like the Sega Genesis version, but I canít wait to see what they do. Theyíre even going to allow players to write their own modules, like Neverwinter Nights, and Iím sure a whole community will arise around this thing.
Itís great to see companies taking risks and making the games that the fans want made. Double Fine and Wasteland 2 both raised a lot of money for their projects. I hope Shadowrun does too. I have such great memories from that world. Books, games, all of it.
Currently Playing: D&D Online