Shadowrun Returns hits Kickstarter goal

Jordan Weisman and Harebrained Schemes' PC and tablet game surpasses original $400,000 target in just 28 hours, taking in over $550,000.

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Shadowrun Returns is the latest Kickstarter project to hit its goal. In just 28 hours, the crowdfunded campaign for the PC and tablet game from Jordan Weisman surpassed its $400,000 target, taking in over $550,000 from more than 12,000 backers, as of press time.

Shadowrun Returns is the latest Kickstarter success.
Shadowrun Returns is the latest Kickstarter success.

To be developed by Harebrained Schemes, the game will continue taking donations until April 29. Now that the game's goal has been met, the excess funds will be put toward a Mac version of the game, multiple translations, and additional game content.

As for the game itself, Shadowrun Returns will be a single-player 2D turn-based role-playing title. Harebrained Schemes is also promising an interactive story, with narrative work provided by a host of experienced Shadowrun authors and designers.

Other recent Kickstarter projects hitting their funding goals include Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure and Inxile's Wasteland 2. New campaigns launched just this week include Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road and Al Lowe's push to remake the original Leisure Suit Larry.

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