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Developer Harebrained Schemes has become the go-to case study for using Kickstarter as part of a sustainable business model, having received over $400,000 since putting up its page yesterday for Shadowrun: Hong Kong. The game pulled in its $100,000 funding goal within two hours, blowing through six...

January 15th 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Harebrained Schemes, developer of the excellent Shadowrun Returns and even more excellent Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall roleplaying games, has launched a Kickstarter page that it hopes will fund the development of a new game called Shadowrun: Hong Kong. This early in development solid gameplay det...

January 13th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Following its successful Shadowrun revival Kickstarter, developer Harebrained Schemes set its sights on a new crowdfunded project: a miniature tabletop game and mobile app hybrid. That game is Golem Arcana, which launched earlier this year. Utilizing an infrared stylus and specialty app, player...

December 29th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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A recent addition to the two-year-old Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter page reveals that developer Harebrained Schemes will return to crowdfunding in January 2015, though the reasons why aren't entirely clear. The image above is the entirety of the update. That pseudo-shamanic green dragon symbol is...

December 19th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Necropolis puts players in a magical, massive tomb that changes according to the whims of the Brazen Head, a supernatural intelligence created by the powerful archmage, Abraxis. The Necropolis is a dangerous, deadly dungeon that feeds on the deaths of adventurers that attempt to escape, using their...

November 7th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The standalone, "Director's Cut" version of the Shadowrun Returns DLC Dragonfall will arrive on September 18, developer Harebrained Schemes has revealed. The updated version of the downloadable content features new missions, music, and improvements to the user interface and combat systems. The Dir...

August 19th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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A new, standalone version of the Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall will rear its scaly head in September, developer Harebrained Schemes has revealed. The standalone version of Dragonfall is being labeled as a Director's Cut, though what exactly was cut and/or will be added in for this re-rel...

July 27th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Fans eager to return to the cyberpunk noir futurism of Shadowrun Returns will be happy to hear that developer Harebrained Schemes has finally nailed down a release date for the game's first official expansion: February 27. Titled "Dragonfall," the expansion ditches the rain-slicked streets of Se...

January 28th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Between consoles, PC, mobile and everything in between, there are so many games released today that it's impossible to keep up with everything that's coming out – and it's even harder to keep up with the studios behind them. Even with a gaming public that's grown accustomed to following big d...

December 27th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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When Shadowrun Returns went live on Kickstarter in April 2012, most people didn't know they were, by extension, funding more than one project. In a sense, they were funding dozens of them, all extensions of the much-loved RPG brand. J.R Riedel is behind one such project - an enhanced remake of the...

December 18th 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Harebrained Schemes has announced plans to sell all future copies of Shadowrun Returns (as well as its upcoming expansions) sans pesky digital rights management schemes. "Thanks to a new agreement we were able to negotiate with our partners at Microsoft, Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce...

November 14th 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments