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Experience Shadowrun with your friends and plenty of enemies in a true cross-platform game and determine the future of the 6th world!
Experience Shadowrun with your friends and plenty of enemies in an action strategy game and determine the future of the 6th world!
Experience Shadowrun with your friends and plenty of enemies in an action strategy game and determine the future of the 6th world!
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NEW Gameplay video! NEW Swag items! And lookout Linus heeere's Linux!

More news from Shadowrun Online campaign headquarters! We have 15 days to go, and we'll hopefully get near the $200.000 mark today! So in this update we’ve got a brand new gameplay video for you, explaining some of the actions your character will be able to perform during combat, and introducing a new tier in the Backer Rewards at the $350 level, with AWESOME NEW swag!

NEW Gameplay Video

In the following video Jan explains more about how we translate the current core Shadowrun rules into gameplay. Of course this is all taken from our prototype, hence nothing’s final yet, but we hope it'll give you a good idea of what you can expect!

NEW Swag!

"STOP! No one's allowed...oh...I'm sorry, sir...ah...I mean ma'am! I didn't recognize you for a moment. Please continue, and have a pleasant day." Executive level has its privileges, and now one of them is a Collectible Executive-level Shadowrun Online USB card with laser-engraved Shadowrun logo! The cool aluminum case is included, and the card measures 3.15” x 1.97” and 0.1” thick (8cm x 5cm x 2.6mm).

Linux version

Many people asked us about a potential Linux version of Shadowrun Online. We already had a short FAQ entry on the main page about it, but here it is for everybody to read: 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.

Weapon Rendering

And just like in the last update, here’s a rendering of another one of the weapons we currently use in the Shadowrun Online. Does anybody recognize it? The last time around you guys were pretty quick with the identification – though, we made it easy, since the name was engraved on the weapon. ☺ So, what is this weapon called? Post your answer in the comments section!

Reward overview

And since we already have so many cool things as rewards, here's an overview over the free-to-play reward tiers and here over the campaign reward tiers - so you know what you'll get! 

So, that's it for today. Stay tuned for the next update, and THANK YOU for supporting us!


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    1. S.D. on

      Someone *has* to start an all-penguin runner crew! Go Linux!!

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      Kugelfang on

      ..but the nitama has no optics so it has to be the G38 i think

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      Kugelfang on

      i think iths the Nitama Optimum

    4. Cliffhanger Productions Creator on


      Remember to click the "comments" tab at the top of this page. It's different from the update comments. Come join the fun. ^_^


    5. hotmumbo on

      Take heart guys - the Two Guys SpaceVenture KS also started very slowly but eventually made their goal and even exceeded it some. The KS is definitely doable - just need to spread the good word.

    6. REkz kaRZ on

      Uh oh -- 500k mark and we're not 1/2 way there yet. Any chance you can get some interviews on RPG sites or video gamer sites? Also would like to see *less* gameplay videos and *more* stuff on characters, items, etc. I really like your goodies, btw (esp ShadowRun hoodie), but can't pay the $$$ for them. Darnit!
      Hope you can make your funding target!!!

    7. Nuddy on

      Oh ps. Please include some gore KNOW we all love the gore!!!

    8. Nuddy on

      So I was excited when Shadowrun Returns was I'm positively drooling! Are we getting adepts?

    9. Marc Keil on

      How are the chances for PVP-matches like one team is tasked to defend a certain location/item/person and another team is tasked to do something with it?

    10. Raymond Croteau on

      FN-HAR? ... No, this is Bullpup... Hmmmmmmmmmm... It's not the Ares Alpha, is it?

    11. Greg "Scorpio" Myers

      Gameplay is looking good guys! Can't wait to see more!

    12. N1G3L on

      Great video!

    13. Jan Drabner on

      Very nice, indeed!

    14. Kraken on

      Also, isn't the troll in the video a bit small?
      There are supposed to be 2.50m tall (even 2.80m in earlier editions).

    15. Michael Launier on

      Yikes... The USB card looks great, but unfortunately it's way out of my price range.

    16. Liack on

      Could it be from Heckler Koch, a XM30?

    17. Locrum on

      I like the a USB addition but I also like me my three shirts, (was already getting the hoodie), the boxed copy of the game, campaign book, and mini's etc. For those of us that like the physical items, the gap is still $255 up to $505. I'd love to bump my pledge, but $505 is a leap for me and no other option has the items.

    18. Cliffhanger Productions Creator on

      Hoi J.R.!

      Just to note chummer, the USB card is on the non-digital-only tiers too ($355+) ^_^

      These updates just keep getting better and better! They're making me so excited to PLAY Shadowrun Online it's like I just hacked my way in to a load of paydata while getting hit by BLACK IC of AWESOME!!! `o'************


      -RC (...or what's left of me...)

    19. Eternal Che Kurono

      nevermind, just read the reward tiers...

    20. Eternal Che Kurono

      Is the collectible USB card only for that tier level? Will the 350 and above tier level get it also?

    21. J.R. Riedel on

      Grrr... I want the USB card but its outside my price range!
      (Plus its on the digital tier only)

      So you said it automatically switches between characters? That's a huge step up from JAO. I kept skipping my second character by mistake. Does this mean you actually plan to implement initiative?

      Now that there's another gameplay video... maybe I'll be able to convince a few more people...

    22. Blackstaff on

      @joshua Actually, this gameplay is just JAO shadowrunized to show us a little bit. But if they need 500000 dollars, it's precisely to make it in a unique game of its own. :)

      I would say, it's an Ares Alpha rifle assault, but I'm getting old with the gear ^_^

    23. Joshua R on

      That case is sweet; I was already close to that - you might have gotten me to bump up a level.

      Gameplay still looks as much like JA:O as makes no odds, which I'm still a little iffy on... But there's still time for that to develop. Looking forward to more!

    24. solidbrim on

      I believe that the gun is a FAMAS with a thermal sight?