Frequently Asked Questions
Just go to www.shadowrun.com, the site we jointly run with Catalyst and Harebrained Schemes and join the discussion. There is already a wealth of info available there.Last updated:
Cliffhanger's name isn't exactly linked to the SR franchise (yet), but many of us have been fans of the license for two decades. We are working with writers and artists of current and previous Shadowrun editions (such as Tom Dowd, Jason Hardy, Tigger and Raben AAS to name just a few) and will get the project reviewed by Jordan Weisman himself to make sure we do justice to the great setting.We are also working with our friends at Catalyst and Harebrained Schemes to bring together the various parts of Shadowrun by creating a plot spanning all our products.Last updated:
Do I get the official SRO CAMPAIGN BOOK for Shadowrun 4th edition at the $75 GANG LIEUTENANT pledge level?
Yes! You do get the official SRO CAMPAIGN BOOK for Shadowrun 4th edition with your $75 GANG LIEUTENANT pledge, both printed and as a pdf!Last updated:
While the studio is based in Austria the Campaign Books (from Catalyst) and the Minis (to be produced by Reaper) will be shipped from the US. So international means the same as for any US based project. We are looking for ways to work around the usual customs and shipping timelines and will keep you updated on that.Last updated:
We already contacted the guys working on Ouya and as we will be able to deploy on Android, we want to also support Ouya.Last updated:
Yes, we have a Linux version planned. We use Unity3D for our client, and they announced that they’ll support Linux in their upcoming version 4.0. Here’s what Unity says about compatibility: “Unity Games will run out of the box on most modern Linux systems, but we are only providing *official* support for 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux with vendor-made graphics drivers.“ So once Unity3D 4.0 is available to us, we will go and try to port it. We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to have the Linux version ready on day 1 (since Unity hasn’t announced the release date yet), but there will be a Linux version as soon as we can make the transition.Last updated:
Yes! You can pledge if you don't live in the USA. If you choose a reward that requires a physical shipping method, please ADD the amount indicated in the pledge description for international shipping. And, we REALLY appreciate your support!
In many areas of Europe, you can use your Visa Debit or Visa Electron cards to pay online. If you don't have a credit card or debit card that Amazon / Kickstarter accepts, there are other ways you can pledge.
First, buy a Ukash voucher, then convert it into a Ukash NEO pre-paid Mastercard. From there, you can use it with Amazon's payment system.
Another option is to get a "Virtual Visa Card". This is a pre-paid virtual card designed for Europeans to purchase things on the internet. You can find more information about it here: http://www.visaeurope.com/en/cardholders/virtual_cards.aspx
We will also re-open our PayPal contribution options on the http://shadowrun.com website after Shadowrun Online has been funded on Kickstarter.Last updated:
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Do I get a digital copy of the SRO CAMPAIGN BOOK at the $275 and the $60 digital reward pledge levels?
Yes, you do.Last updated:
Yes of course, moving from free to play to campaign is easy: You just buy a campaign level copy and transfer the character.
Moving from campaign to free to play also works, but we may have to restrict your items to prevent exploiting the campaign account to get an advantage in free to playLast updated:
Shadowrun is many things to many people, because it encompasses a wide variety of themes and genres. It started as a pencil and paper tabletop RPG (role playing game) in the 1980′s, but has since expanded in to a variety of other media, such as 46 novels in English alone, and there are also multiple video games from the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo era, a collectible card game, an incredible amount of art, and much more.
The Shadowrun setting spans the world, merging science fiction and high fantasy, through the viewpoint of our own near future society, with a divergent alternate history. Popular themes within Shadowrun’s setting include cyberpunk and computer hacking, technology, music, cybernetics, noir, genetics, detective mystery, fashion, crime, magic, and corporate intrigue, along side a unique spin on classic fantasy creatures, who have returned to the world, such as dragons, orcs, elves, dwarves, trolls and yes even vampires, ghouls and immortals who live amongst us. Many of who work hard to get by, just as we do every day. Some of them are us.
With such a deeply rich and expansive plethora of themes so superbly woven in to the incredibly entertaining Shadowrun setting, Shadowrun is still surprisingly easy and fun to engage with. Now, this description barely even scratches the surface. Ultimately, Shadowrun is about exploring, surviving, dying, and triumphing in the societal shadows of mega-corporate domination, where man meets magic and machine. How you experience Shadowrun, is up to you.
“Watch your back. Shoot straight. Conserve ammo. And never, ever, cut a deal with a dragon.“
- Street Proverb. Page 6: Shadowrun 1st Edition 1989
Now go on back to the top of this page, check out some of our AWESOME prototype in-game videos hosted by actor Jeff Ricketts (Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, 24), and please, help Shadowrun Online reach its funding goal. An entire community of Shadowrunners thanks you.Last updated:
We really do need your help, because the actual game doesn't exist yet. What you see in the videos and screenshots are a prototype used to test out gameplay mechanics on the JA:O engine, which is NOT the Shadowrun Online game engine. Shadowrun Online as a game doesn't exist yet, because we do not have the money to develop it! That is the purpose for this Kickstarter. We've spent over a year and borrowed money for licensing and a lot more because Shadowrun is a complex tabletop game that we love, but it has many rules, and we needed to flesh out game mechanics, and work on building the model upon which we plan to make the game.
It's sort of like when you want to build a building. You create a small scale model to figure out what you plan to do (this costs money), and you also use this model to show other people so they will understand your idea, and so they know what they'll be supporting. But, the scale model itself is not the constructed building, it still needs to be built. And Shadowrun Online's prototype is not Shadowrun Online, the game still needs to be developed, and that will take more money and resources than we have. We have a team of developers, but we need to hire more artists, more animators, more level designers...more people than we have to do skilled jobs that we don't have filled right now to work specifically on Shadowrun Online, and be able to pay them. We need backing, and we didn't want a big studio altering our game plan, which is why we need you to please support us, so we can make Shadowrun Online a reality. And, so we can all have fun together, in the shadows...
Please go back to the top of this page, watch our other videos, learn more about our plans for Shadowrun Online, check the updates tab, and check out all the great collectible swag that we hope you'll enjoy. And pledge so Shadowrun Online can happen, for real.Last updated:
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