Excited about cyberpunk ~ Shadowrun Returns

I know its not exactly Cyberpunk but still, it comes very close and I am excited.

Shadowrun Backer

I had heard of the Shadowrun rpg but never really touched it; let alone played it. I’m really looking forward to this game! This being said, I’d prefer to play it on Android instead of PC but I guess I’ll just have to hope it comes along some day.

Edit by request from the comments: The game was always coming to tablets near you
Shadowrun Returns (for Apple & Android tablets and PCs) is the game that Shadowrun fans have been waiting for a long time.
hooray!
The game does have some vocal fans though 🙂

This would, I guess, look a lot like my favorite Android game: Cyberlords – Arcology
Its an awesome “Lead your four-man team of augmented cyber-warriors on dangerous infiltration missions.” type game and I loved every second of it. Awesome game! And playing it filled me with hope for games to come; its obviously a big engine and common sense dictated that they must’ve written it with re-use for different settings & stories in mind. Sadly, a couple of emails to the developers shattered my hopes. I came to understand that the engine is old and the story is pretty hard coded. Creating a new game on the engine would not be a viable option as it is not anything near the current options for Apple-Android cross platform code.
I do get that they dont want to invest in the concept any further; I dont think the game in itself was a huge financial success, considering the probably big dev costs for the engine. I figured the investment would be worth while after creating several different stories and settings, but ….

That being said, Arcology provides an awesome 6 hours of mobile entertainment!
And I am backing the new Shadowrun game because I expect it to be Awesome!

Published by Gert

Person-at-large.

5 thoughts on “Excited about cyberpunk ~ Shadowrun Returns

  1. Gert, Shadowrun Returns is being developed FOR TABLETS FIRST… yes, ANDROID! (and urm iPad too). They added PC(Windows)/Mac and Linux later because the development environment they use allows it, but the original goal was to develop an awesome Shadowrun tablet game. Woohoo!!! Check out more info on the game at:

    Ja’mata!

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  2. ah I must have missed that they are going to do tablets FIRST.
    I was under the impression that they were focussing on PCs in the first place, partly because they dont offer the Android version in the rewards and because they didnt really answer my further questions about the Android version

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  3. Gert, I assume they’ll be launching them all at the same time. But the project’s original focus was on iPad, Android Tablets (no phones), and PC (Windows). Due to the success of the pledging, they’ve added Apple(OSX) and Linux!

    But yeah, they’re only offering the PC/Mac versions with the $15 pledge because there are some complications with offering the game for “free” or “prepaid” through the tablets various app stores.

    P.S. It would be great if you could update your blog post, just so other fans don’t get confused if they come across it! ^_^

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