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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.
Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a 2D turn-based RPG for tablets & PC.
36,276 backers pledged $1,836,447 to help bring this project to life.

Shadowrun: Dragonfall Keys Away!


We are excited to let you know that we have begun emailing Shadowrun: Dragonfall keys to all Backers and anyone who ordered the Shadowrun Returns Collector’s Edition from the HBS website. You can add the game to your Library with your key when you receive it, but note that it will not pre-load. You can download the game when it unlocks on Thursday, February 27 at 10am PST. 

It will take a few days to get all the emails out, so watch your inbox and be sure to check your spam folder. If you don’t receive it by the end of the day on Monday, please contact us at . We thank you for your patience in advance!

Please note that if you previously requested a key for Shadowrun Returns, we will begin sending Dragonfall GOG keys early next week. If you have not requested a GOG or Humble Store key yet and would like one, no problem! Just shoot us an email and we’ll get that to you as soon as we can.

Update on the DRM-free Version of the Game
We've been so impressed with the level of service that our partners at and Humble Store have been able to provide that we have decided to let them handle all future DRM-free updates. This will allow us to stay focused on Shadowrun. If you haven’t requested DRM-free keys yet, and would like one, please send us your Kickstarter email address along with which partner you prefer so you can continue to have access to those updates.

Spreading the News Far and Wide
As you know, Dragonfall originally started as the promise of a "second city" during our Kickstarter campaign, but the length and breadth of this story has been expanded into a full-fledged 12+ hour stand alone campaign. The expansion features a memorable team, compelling choices, strategic depth, and a bunch of new gameplay and editor features, including the ability to save your progress anytime. (And remember, you’ll be able to save anywhere in the original Dead Man’s Switch campaign, too.) We're really proud of Dragonfall, and we'd love your help making sure your friends know just how much adventure awaits them!

A great way to do that is to share this awesome preview that Kotaku's Mike Fahey wrote this week. We sent Mike a preview of the first couple hours of the game, and we were thrilled to see that he really "gets" what we're doing with Dragonfall - listening to YOU, our audience, to evolve and improve the Shadowrun experience. Below are a couple of new screen shots we shared with him. You can find more screen shots along with the Dragonfall trailer and wallpaper on the HBS website.
Finally, here are a couple more things to note:

More Localizations!
As part the of Kickstarter, we promised German localization of Shadowrun Returns and we're happy to announce that it is now available on Steam. Russian localization is also currently available and Chinese is in the works.

Shadowrun Editor Community Contest and Sweepstakes  
In celebration of the launch of Shadowrun: Dragonfall and, in honor of all the terrific stories created by Shadowrun fans, we have teamed up with our friends at Intel to create the Shadowrun Editor Community Contest.

Content Creators can submit their work in four categories: Maps, Props, Short Story and Long Story and you can help your favorite Content Creator by voting for them every day. HBS will choose from your favorites and finalists will receive a Design Consultation to improve their content along with a Shadowlab or Let’s Play video of their story featuring Jordan.

Additionally, ANYONE can enter the Sweepstakes to win an Intel Ultrabook 2-in-1 Convertible, Shadowrun swag, or copies of Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall. Check it out here

Thanks for staying with us all the way to Berlin! See you in the shadows, chummers!



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    1. Grimm_Ninja on March 1, 2014

      if you guys would consider it increasing my pledge tier can I get "a PDF version of the Shadowrun Returns Anthology, an ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SHORT STORIES written for the game and edited by Jordan Weisman"? lol worth a try

    2. Grimm_Ninja on March 1, 2014

      Oops! I just purchased this on steam before noticing the key in my inbox (literally within half an hour) so another 15 bucks to you guys (or 70% of), as i didn't read mention of the "DLC" or "expansions" in the tier i funded I just assumed it wasn't going to be given to backers x_x

      I feel a bit foolish. But oh well, most the money is going to you guys so I can't get too upset lol

    3. Morten Poulsen
      on February 27, 2014

      Sounds great! Have you started sending out gog keys for Dragonfall? I sent a mail to on the 22nd, and have not received a gog key yet. With 36,000 backers, I understand that it could take some time to process everything :-)

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      Emeraude on February 27, 2014

      I think I got where the misunderstanding came from - I had understood "we have decided to let them handle all future DRM-free update" as in *after* Dragonfall.

      Oh, well.

    5. Dave, Shadowrunner on February 27, 2014

      Although I did redeem my key for both Steam and GOG... cannot figure out how to actually play it with the Steam version... It's supposedly unlocked, but I cannot select the campaign... God, I hate Steam. Luckily the Gog version is available for Download. Later chummers!

    6. Valeriy on February 27, 2014

      Thanks, HBS!
      Got my Humble Bundle codes today.
      Now waiting SR:R to update to 1.2.0...

    7. Dave, Shadowrunner on February 27, 2014

      Unlocks in less than an hour!

    8. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on February 27, 2014

      Thanks for the feedback RC! I have one other game to complete and then I'll jump into SR!

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      Dan Charland on February 26, 2014

      No key yet but looking forward to it (hopefully tomorrow!)

    10. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on February 26, 2014

      Valery - You'll be getting Humble keys for both SRR and SR:DF.

    11. Valeriy on February 26, 2014

      Thank you again for Humble codes. Will wait for them patiently.

      But will we receive only "Dragonfall" this way or "Returns" also?

    12. RC on February 26, 2014

      Hoi Tobi!

      To the best of my knowledge, there might be references to the first campaign you'll miss being clued in on, but HBS has described Dragonfall as a wholly separate campaign. You should be fine jumping in to Dragonfall now and playing the first campaign "Dead Mans Switch" later, though it's possible you'll some minor spoilers along the way to to those minor references. ^_^

    13. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on February 26, 2014

      Guys I have a question, due to time constraints I couldn't play the first campaign yet. Now I have time to play and I'd rather begin with the Dragonfall campaign. So is it necessary / advisable to play the first campaign first or are they not connected? Thx for a quick heads up!

    14. Gonchi on February 25, 2014

      Received my Steam keys and GOG code today, thanks HBS.

    15. Roh on February 25, 2014

      Hehehehe! Got my keys and real excited!!!

    16. Gökhan Halil Düzgün on February 25, 2014

      I'm still waiting for my GOG keys...

    17. Jess Montgomery on February 25, 2014

      Cheers for the key two days to wait and I honestly cannot :)

    18. gandalf.nho
      on February 25, 2014

      Just received an e-mail with both Steam and GOG keys. Thanks!

    19. Dave, Shadowrunner on February 25, 2014

      Just got my keys. Thanks HBS! Can't wait until Thurs.

    20. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on February 25, 2014

      Just want to share an update on keys.
      1 - All Steam keys have been sent. If you haven’t received yours yet, email us at
      2 - We received Shadowrun:Dragonfall keys this morning and, if you had previously received a Shadowrun Returns GOG key, we sent out Dragonfall Steam and GOG keys to you this afternoon. There may be a bit of a delay but please email us at tomorrow if you don’t receive it.
      3 - We are still waiting for Humble to generate codes for Shadowrun:Dragonfall and will send those out as soon as they arrive.
      Thanks for your patience!

    21. Roh on February 25, 2014

      LoL Lucky you. Still no key for me. I'll probably wait till tomorrow afternoon before I go pestering them again.

    22. Hulker69 on February 25, 2014

      Heh, looks like posting here has done the trick, keys just appeared in my inbox! Good luck to every chummer else getting there's. See you all in Berlin ;)

    23. Hulker69 on February 25, 2014

      Aye, no key for me yet. I emailed earlier but no response as of yet ...

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      Indyxt on February 25, 2014

      I used contact form on HBS web-site. Waiting now)

    25. Paul Sheppard
      on February 25, 2014

      Well, they basically said not to worry unless you didn't receive your key by end of day yesterday. Since I didn't I felt free to email them and ask for it. Still awaiting a response.

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      luckydoky on February 25, 2014

      Same here, I don't really care since we won't be able to play until the 27th anyway but I'm strating to think I won't receive it at all unless I mail them to ask for it. :(

    27. Alexandre MANGIN on February 25, 2014

      Still no key for me.

    28. gandalf.nho
      on February 24, 2014

      Same here, no key yet

    29. madGamer on February 24, 2014

      i didnt receive mine either, i will wait until tomorrow :)

    30. Paul Sheppard
      on February 24, 2014

      It's after 5pm EST now and still no key :( Guess I must be one of the last ones to get theirs. I guess end of day Monday is midnight PST so still some time today to get my key, but worried now :)

    31. Paul Sheppard
      on February 24, 2014

      Yeah, still no key for me, but they did say it might be end of day today so while I'm on the verge of panicking, I'm not yet :)

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      Indyxt on February 24, 2014

      No key for me :( Gonna wait a bit more...

    33. Ronald Köber on February 24, 2014

      @ Anssi
      and suddenly I feel very very stupid. I thought that was some kind of rulebook. Would have helped if I read the .pdf. Well thanks for clearing that up. :-)

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      Anssi Salakka on February 23, 2014

      Ronald: Anthology IS an illustrated book of short stories.

    35. William on February 23, 2014

      "Limit one entry per person per day for the duration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. "
      Looks like you can enter once a day, so don't forget to do that :)

    36. Ronald Köber on February 23, 2014

      Just a quick question, I backed for 30$ and I wondered where I can find the
      "an ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SHORT STORIES written for the game and edited by Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun"
      At I can only find the game, the anthology, the wallpapers and trading card images.

    37. Dave, Shadowrunner on February 23, 2014

      Really looking forward to Dragfonfall. If it's truly less linear than DMS and maybe a bit more challenging, I'll be one very happy chummer.

    38. LuckyLuigi on February 22, 2014

      ANYONE can enter the Sweepstakes

      The Shadowrun Returns Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (except Rhode Island), 18 years or older at the time of entry, Canada (except Quebec), Germany, United Kingdom, and Australia.


    39. Roh on February 22, 2014

      I keep checking my email every few minutes for my key. Just can't help myself!!!

    40. Jose Luis Martin on February 22, 2014


      I'd like to get a Gog key for the main game. My ks e-mail is


    41. madGamer on February 22, 2014

      @Paul Sheppard i didnt reveive the key either. i supose will have to wait until monday

    42. Paul Sheppard
      on February 22, 2014

      I know you said not to worry until Monday, but just in case anyone else is reading this and seeing everyone with keys, I haven't received mine yet so you're not alone. I'm still worried mine is lost, but I'm paranoid like that :)

    43. Atticusmj on February 22, 2014

      ||#########DRM FREE FLAG#######|
      ||###GOOD OLD GAMES###########|

      Can't wait :)

    44. Marco Montemaggi on February 22, 2014

      I didn't like at all the DRM "problem" , but now I can tell you that you're doing very well. I like very much Shadowrun and I'm playing many community stories.
      I can't wai to get my GOG key and paly Dragonfall!

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      Anssi Salakka on February 22, 2014

      Anyone can enter Sweepstakes, IF they live in: 50 United States (except Rhode Island), 18 years or older at the time of entry, Canada (except Quebec), Germany, United Kingdom, and Australia?

    46. Aerouge
      on February 22, 2014

      Wow great job guys. Received the key, and now I can´t wait for thursday. Soo much looking forward to enjoy your game.

    47. RC on February 22, 2014

      ...what is there to say but, this is TOTALLY WIZ! I am very happy. ^_^

    48. Laurent Maire on February 22, 2014

      Wow, mega-update! I was just today wondering when the Dragonfall news was going to drop. Exciting stuff. Happy to hear you guys are feeling good about this campaign. Sounds like the roomier time frame you allowed yourself for Berlin was what you'd have preferred having to gestate DMS if there hadn't been all the engine-building and systems stuff to button down as well.

      Really, really looking forward to it. My spare key will also be going out to a friend currently living in Berlin -- can't wait to hear his feedback too. Thanks guys.