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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: Dragonfall - Director's Cut // Help Promote Us on Steam!

Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)

Hey guys! The Director's Cut has been out for a week and we're already off to a strong start. But we think there's a lot more RPG fans out there that would enjoy the game - we want to reach them, and now there's a great new way you can help. Earlier this week, Valve unveiled their major "Steam Discovery Update" for the Steam store. Not only does the store look a lot blue-r now, but they've made some major changes to how games can be discovered and surfaced on the marketplace based on YOUR reviews and recommendations. Just in the last 48 hours we've seen Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut appear on a number of great Steam Curator lists - RPG Codex and Kotaku Recommends among others - which is awesome! 

If you love Dragonfall and want to help spread the word, there's two things you can do right now (I know I sound like a public radio broadcaster, sorry):

1. Leave a User Review for Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut. (The review box is right near the top of our Steam Store page.) Valve has made user reviews a lot more important in the recent update, including a nice summary at the top of our Store Page - we're currently "Very Positive"!

2. Start Curating! Here's a good overview of the new Steam Curators feature. The more Curators that add Dragonfall to their lists, the more we'll show up to players who follow you or who like similar games. Start a list of your own, or leave comments for some of your favorite Curators and suggest that they add Dragonfall to their lists!

Thanks guys! And, in the spirit of Steam Curation, we've started our own Steam Curator List on Steam. These are games we're big fans of here at Harebrained and that you might like if you enjoyed Dragonfall. Follow it here!

In other news, we've just released Patch 2.0.5 for the Director's Cut, which addresses several bugs and issues that have surfaced since launch. It's available now on Steam and will be soon on GoG and Humble (we've sent them the updated builds already, there's just a bit of time delay before it gets updated.)

Lastly, in the week since launch we've received a TON of extremely kind words from you guys, from press, and from new players alike. I wanted to share a few of our favorites. It's incredibly heartwarming to receive this kind of direct feedback for the work that we're doing and it's one of the greatest parts of game development. Thank you all so much for a fantastic reception.

- Mike

Mitch and I celebrating launch day with obligatory whiskey & cigars!
Mitch and I celebrating launch day with obligatory whiskey & cigars!
And the whole Dragonfall team!
And the whole Dragonfall team!


"The ultimate edition of Shadowrun Returns, the glorious return of the popular tech-meets-magic pen-and-paper role-playing game to the digital realm." - Kotaku

“As it stands, it’s the definitive Shadowrun experience, and is easily one of the best, if not the best, tactical-RPGs of 2014. Do yourself a favor and buy the game. Director’s Cut is clearly worth every penny.” - Hardcore Gamer

"If you haven't played it yet and any bone in your body enjoys isometric CRPGs, I don't even know why you're still reading this." - PCWorld

"Thanks for being a great group of talented people. Shadowrun for the SNES was a seminal moment growing up. I am 32 now and grew up in the time of game rentals. I must have rented it so much that I probably should have just bought the damned thing. You guys captured and improved every element of it, delivering what to me is a near perfect gaming/shadowrun experience. As soon as I saw your kickstarter I had to become a backer and haven't regretted it once.... and now you go and pull a classy move like giving me the directors cut for the expansion for free. You guys rock. Thanks again chummer. "

"Releasing an improved version of an already excellent game for free, this is how I wish all developers treated us fans. YAY HBS!"

"The AI is already noticeably better. Poor Dietrich, his liver's already traumatized and now you've all gone and perforated it."

"I've been gaming for a long time, and I care about my hobby and the state of the industry. It seems like almost every bit of news you hear about the games industry these days is bad news, horrible behavior from consumers and developers alike. I take such news with an enormous grain of salt, but it's still depressing. And then there's Harebrained Schemes, who made a great game, then made it even better, and then gave it to your customers for free. And that's just awesome. "

"I'm sure you are very busy, but I just wanted to drop a quick note thanking you for the release of Dragonfall: Director's Cut. I very much enjoyed Shadowrun Returns and, while I own a copy of Dragonfall, I've been very busy this year and haven't had a chance to play it yet. So imagine my surprise when I checked out my Steam account this morning and saw that you took a game that was, by all accounts, an awesome and refreshing RPG and made it even better... and there it was already sitting in my Steam library, waiting to be played."

"Been playing it almost nonstop since it was released and I'm still not done- just got to the final mission. The DC is incredible. This could very well qualify as my favorite video game of all time. Just sheer awesomeness without the filler content in other RPGs. When it's released on Android I will gladly buy it just to support HBS. I hope to see more Shadowrun games from HBS. If you do a game with the DFDC engine in another city I will pre-order or back it on KS if you decide to go that route again. Bring it on chummers, I need my BTL fix :)"


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    1. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on

      Yep! Same for iPad.

    2. Dave, Shadowrunner on

      @eoryl: On twitter, a few days ago someone asked about the Android version and they said "We're in test now and hoping to have a release date soon! Stay tuned!" I assume the same would apply to the iPad version.

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      eoryl on

      Hey Harebrained Schemes, any news of a release date of Dragonfall on IOS ? I'd love to play it on ipad...

    4. Harebrained Schemes LLC 4-time creator on

      Frederick Eccher: I'm *very* sorry that your NPC wasn't honored appropriately. That's unacceptable. Was this in Dead Man's Switch or Dragonfall?

      Character import is a gnarly beast but I'll put it on the list of things to look into.

      -- Mitch

    5. Fitheach on

      Has Humble been given the patches? They've not updated the game since release

    6. drow on

      just a note for anyone checking in that a lot of issues have been patched recently. going on my third play through.

    7. Frederick Eccher on

      One more thing about quests save often. There are many bugged quests if you go back to a save before a load screen fails to load everything like in the npc decker sidequest it will load eventually. On the Apex mission I had to restart the battle because the exit refused to load.... so do not save over the same slot unless you want to use the rewind feature...

    8. Frederick Eccher on

      So here the deal. I was a 1000 dollar donor so I like the game for the most part. Issues I have 1 They named my personal npc shopkeeper so its like they didn't honor my reward level at all. 2 They do not let you import characters in the game. 3 You rely on 3rd party mod content for updates, if they dont let you import your character too bad, if they do not link the gear you have you lose it, if they do not allow the cyberware your character uses you lose it and you do not regain the karma you lost.
      All of the games have been improved, it sucks you do not get the ability to import your character even when you finish the game. You'll just have to wait for someone to mod it so that you can get the proper replay ability of building an experienced character and leading a new team through many missions.

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      Matthew Snyder on

      Nearly done with the campaign and so many questions left unanswered. I need to find a Berlin sourcebook and magic sourcebooks and then there is finding a group to play shadowrun with since I need MORE

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      ArturoJPC on

      You need to translate to spanish, german and another languages.

    11. James Cartwright on

      When the problem with the AP's dropping to 2 after doing personal team quests is fixed I'll look at leaving a review.

    12. Andrea Florio on

      Here's my review HB schemes: (My steam nickname is Magnum P.I.)

      Ho già giocato la prima iterazione di Shadowrun: Dragonfall, e posso dire che già quella era un prodotto eccellente. La Director's Cut migliora l'interfaccia del gioco, la qualità delle animazioni, la velocità dei combattimenti ed aggiunge contenuti extra, aggiungendo almeno 5 ore di gioco al prodotto originale.
      Harebrained Schemes ha curato con grande qualità questo prodotto, prodotto che consiglio a tutti gli amanti degli rpg vecchio stile, con una narrazione profonda e avvicente.
      Il mondo di Shadowrun è un futuro distopico gibsoniano intriso di magia e mistero, una magia occulta e non banale.

      My review in English:

      I already played the first iteration of Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and I can definitely say that it was an excellent product. The new Director's Cut improes the game interface, the animations quality, the speed of execution during combats and it also adds more content, giving you like 5 more hours of gameplay.
      Harebrained Schemes made an high quality product. A product that I would definitely recommend to all the old school rpg enthusiasts. Be ready to enjoy a game with a deep story.
      The world of Shadowrun is a distopian gibsonesque world full of magic and mistery, an occult magic that's never bland.

    13. Marcus Burggraf

      Looking forward to playing the directors cut, but totally suckered in by Wasteland 2 at the moment. It was a really bad date to release on for you. Best of luck to your company in the future and please: more shadow run. Release one campaign every year or so and I will buy them until I die.

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      That One Guy on

      A++ Would back KS again.

      No, seriously, guys, it's fantastic. I'm eagerly hoping for more Shadowrun to come ... count me in!

      P.S. Love the new logo.

    15. RC on


      At the bottom of the troubleshooting guide is another method. This is a Steam link, but this method works for everyone,

    16. Arthur Allievi on

      Sadly, I haven't yet had time to play this incarnation of the campaign, as I loved your prior work. It will be a while, but I am certain I'll enjoy it even more. Afterwards, I'll certainly review it.
      Again, congratulations on everything you did: I loved the tone, the art, the design, the mechanics, the soundtrack, the story, the dialogs, the writing... seldom has a game made me play it nonstop until it was over.
      Thank you for the experience!

    17. Dave, Shadowrunner on

      I'm working on a long review of DFDC which I'll likely post at Neoseeker, but for now I will be happy to post a brief review on Steam.

    18. Dave, Shadowrunner on

      @Patrick: If you have a Steam account there's a bug report forum there:

      If not, and you don't want to make an a Steam account (you don't have to download or install the client AFAIK) then you could always post in the Shadowrun Returns forum at

    19. Chris J Capel on

      Inside Gaming (part of Machinima) plays Shadowrun Returns. It's slightly irrelevant to the actual video which is their podcast, but hey they've got 600,000 subscribers and they're very funny guys so it's good to see!

    20. P. R.

      What is the best way to report a bug?