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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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Shadowrun Returns Version 1.1.1 Released - Includes French, Spanish and Italian!

Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)
Happy Holidays!

As we head toward the release of Shadowrun: Dragonfall at the end of January, we also continue to improve on, add features to, and fix bugs in Shadowrun Returns and the SR Editor. 

Since our last update we’ve fixed lots of bugs but the most notable addition in Version 1.1.1 is that French, Italian and Spanish language options are now available. We are (anxiously) awaiting the German and Russian files back from the company doing those translations for us so that we can finish our localization work and make it available to German and Russian speakers.

Version 1.1.1 also contains more of the new Editor features we’ve been using to create Shadowrun: Dragonfall so you can use them too. These include a revamped Thermometer to display more detailed scene performance metrics, a Get Count of Alive Actors data function trigger and a new Display Popup with image and caption. There are quite a few more as well.

You can check out a list of the bug fixes, features and additions on the New Releases page of the Shadowrun Returns wiki.


The end of the year always brings out “Best of” lists and we’re really thrilled to find ourselves on a few of those lists including: 

You can still vote for Shadowrun Returns at two different websites. has nominated us as Best Crowdfunded Game of 2013 and has us up for a BLACK BETA SELECT AWARD as 2013 Best Indie. Voting is ongoing so you can still head over to both those sites to vote. (You’ll be eligible for a $2000 gift card over at the site, too. You’ll need to add 0111 to your phone number if you’re in the US.)

SNES Reboot

We want to give a heads up to all the SNES Shadowrun fans out there! JR Riedel and his team are creating a reboot of the SNES Shadowrun game using the Shadowrun Returns Editor. A Joystiq article about this effort just came out today and we can’t wait to play it ourselves! 

And Finally... 

It’s been a hell of a year here and none of it would be possible without the continued support of our amazing Kickstarter Backers. THE YEAR OF SHADOWRUN has been fun and exciting and heartwarming and very, very challenging and we deeply appreciative of the opportunity to make Shadowrun Returns for you. 

From Jordan, Mitch, and everyone at Harebrained Schemes, we wish you a very happy holiday season! 

See you in 2014! 

And remember - “Never trust a dead man.”


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      Thomas on

      I see it's now available from the Humble store and at a good price for those that haven't already gotten a copy.

    2. Baptiste on

      From a French fan of shadowrum : MERCI BEAUCOUP for this update :)

    3. Ketil K on

      Thanks for a very nice update. It works great on linux :)

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      Karl Malm on

      Maybe it is just me, but the new version seems to run a lot smoother.

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      Joerg on

      There doesn't seem to be a new version on - has it only been released on Steam?

    6. Dave, Shadowrunner on

      I would definitely like to vote for SRR on IGN but they will not accept my phone number, despite adding 0111

    7. RC on

      Hoi Chummers!

      Shadowrun Returns just keeps on getting better and better! The more chums that get to play, the larger our community grows, meaning more Shadowrun to come, for all of us, chums! ^_^

    8. J.R. Riedel on

      Woohoo! Thanks for the shout out. :)
      If you'll forgive a bit of a shameless plug, the SNES Remake project can use more help!
      If you are interested let me know through our wiki or steam.

    9. Datayum on

      Linux fixes work great for me, thanks !

    10. Giorgio Pomettini

      I love you guys <3