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Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a 2D turn-based RPG for tablets & PC.
Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a 2D turn-based RPG for tablets & PC.
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It's a Horse Race!

Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)

Almost the minute our Second City Backer's Survey went out, we began receiving responses. Within the first 2 minutes, we hit almost 500 votes! 

It's been fun refreshing the results page and seeing the votes come in. So fun, in fact, that we thought we'd share them with you.

HONG KONG emerged as an early front-runner but once our friends in Europe woke up, BERLIN surged forward! But wait, here comes the surprise contender: MORE SEATTLE!  

Quick notes:

  • The survey will be open through Tuesday, May 15th 11:59pm PST and we'll announce the results later next week.    
  • If you haven't received your email voting link yet, never fear! The survey system only allows about 10,000 emails to go out at a time.
  • If time starts running out and we find that people still haven't received their ballots, we will extend the deadline so everyone can have their voices heard.
  • Around 20,000 people have yet to vote, so who knows what can happen?

We're really excited about all of these places (no favorites here) and can't wait to see how it comes out!



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    1. Brandon Lewis on

      Never got an e-mail for the survey. I've checked my spam folder, and I've verified that I'm using the correct e-mail address.

    2. RC on

      Hoi Chummers! If you want to keep up in the forums with the NEW Hong Kong vs Berlin Second City Poll you can hit up - and wow if this isn't gonna be a fraggin exciting race! In fact, I'm so excited to see what the second city turns out to be... it's like a cranial BOMB of AWESOME exploded in my brain!! ^_`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`''`'`
      Which might explain why I'm having such a hard time choosing for myself! O.o`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`'`

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      Gary on

      I got no e mail with a link to a survey.

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      absamide on

      Never got an e-mail about the surveys.

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      MacGyvers_Mullet on

      Whoops, it was classified as a potential phishing e-mail and bypassed my junk folder. Carry on!

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      MacGyvers_Mullet on

      I never got a survey e-mail.

    7. KazuyaDarklight on

      I never got my survey email. =/

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      Dragorath on

      Berlin, really!? Who wants to go to Berlin? I want to have the Rhein-Ruhr-Megaplex oO

    9. Sondre "Please never use FedEx"

      Controversial or not, after ~2/5 of the votes were counted a trend did emerge.
      The final results will soon be made public, but we shouldn't expect any big surprises.

    10. Will Oprisko on

      HBS never updated the graph. There was a lot of discussion among backers and the Shadowrun community about whether or not HBS should have released any information about how backers were voting. It is possible that HBS did not update the graph in response to the controversy.

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      Locoweed on

      I think the graph was just a snapshot at the time of the update. I don't think they intended to give us live stats.

    12. Brian Miller on

      I'm not 100% certain that the vote was actually valid, as it seems a large amount of the backers did not get a vote. Also the above graph never moved from 15k votes and we have 36k backers, and I've refreshed this page several times in the last few days.

    13. Антон Дивеев on

      No survey for me, too :(

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      Sebastian on

      Soooo.....shouldn't the vote be over soon?

    15. James Berg on

      Chiming in as someone else that didn't get the survey.

    16. amanda reynolds on

      still haven't received the survey. I combed through all of my junk folders just in case

    17. Will Oprisko on

      Check your "junk" or "spam" mail folders.

    18. Jonathan J C Cooper on

      Haven't gotten the survey either

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      Matthew Smith on

      I also haven't gotten the survey.

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      Markus Mergle on

      Haven't received the survey either. Would have voted for Berlin.

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      Jon Gold on

      Same here, no survey.

    22. Rob N - The Nerd's Commute

      I am also one of the folks who have not gotten a survey

    23. Yves on

      Haven't received the survey either. If anyone's listening, I wanted to vote for Berlin.

    24. Taylor Wright on

      I haven't received the survey, with less a little more then 12 hours left for it.

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      Mike Kamber on

      Haven't gotten a survey yet.

    26. Joseph D Orlando IV on

      I never got the survey... I'd like to see more areas of the rest of western Washington, not just Seattle. What became of Bellevue? Everett? Tacoma? ... Renton, Ballard, Kent... Enumclaw. :3 -- Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee?

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      Garrison Bravo on

      No survey either

    28. Onno Ebbers

      same: no survey yet.

    29. Mikkel Marius Winther on

      Yeah, me too. No survey. :(

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      Michael Theobald on

      the same at me. no survey letter :(

    31. Alpha on

      No survey letter recieved : /

    32. Horst Klinkenborg on

      May 15, 7 am mountain time and no survey yet. (I have confirmed it's not in the spam folder.) :(

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      Amonator on

      Sorry for double post, found my survey letter in spam folder.

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      Amonator on

      Haven't received my survey either.

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      Ben Wynn on

      It's 9pm on May 15th in my timezone (East coast of Australia), and I haven't received a survey e-mail.

    36. James Knight on

      Hmm, yet to receive mine but there is still another day of voting to go, hopefully I'll get the email tomorrow.

    37. SMasterson on

      I voted Hong Kong, but any of the options will rock. Just can't wait for the vote to be over! :D

    38. Young_Gangrel on

      WOOT LETS GO BERLIN, seriously too many games and movies have depicted Hong Kong its about time some European cities got some love.

    39. Phillip Vogel on

      got it today and thanks

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      willie on

      How about an update on the poll results fellas?

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      willie on

      How about an update on the poll results fellas?

    42. Nathan on

      For serious kids, check those junk mail folders.

    43. RC on

      Now someone needs to name an actual racehorse "More Seattle".

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      Mark Smith on

      Check your junk mail filter if you haven't received the email. Gmail classified the survey email as spam for me.

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      Mark Smith on

      I've not received the email for the survey either. I sure hope I get it before voting closes.

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      Scott Wilson on

      Still haven't received by option to vote either, but it will be Berlin when I do. Hong Kong has been done to death:)

    48. miguelito on

      Really really hoping for Berlin.

      Cyberpunk games featuring Berlin: 0
      Cyberpunk games featuring China/Hong Kong: All of them.

    49. Brent Matyas on

      I saw int he older comments the idea, that after the top 2 are chosen, they should run a second vote for just those 2 cities. This seems like a good idea to me, since it would allow everyone to have a pick of the new city. Hope you guys at Harebrained Schemes think about doing that.