Shadowrun Online introduces Kickstarter campaign

Cliffhanger Productions cross-platform MMO

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A new project titled Shadowrun Online looking to raise $500,000 by August 14. A free-to-play browser and tablet MMO with co-op gameplay and intense player vs player faction wars set in a persistent and evolving world of Shadowrun, and will be developed by Cliffhanger Productions.

At its core is a full Unity3D online game engine, accessible through Browsers and Tablets (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS- and Linux if Unity enables us to do it in the future) with high quality graphics and great effects. High individualization of characters using a turn based system, which balances fast-paced action with deep tactical combat, make it a true Shadowrun experience.

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What’s it all about?

Shadowrun Online will be free to play – meaning you can enjoy it on your own, or with friends, as long and as often as you like. You will be able to hire other runners, or play live with a team. Players can band together to try and take over parts of a city, and align themselves with one of the mega corporations (temporarily) in an all-out faction war. The mega’s stocks will rise and fall with the collective actions of the players, as they take on missions, alongside or against one another. These changes will be reflected in the official pen and paper timeline of the Shadowrun tabletop game, and we will even produce a campaign book for SR 4th edition!

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The collective actions of players in the game will determine the fate of the online game world with a player-driven plot-line. Through a wide array of abilities, allowing you to become a spell slinging Mage, a Shaman invoking the powers of the spirits, a cybered-up Street Sam or a Hacker slipping through the enemy’s surveillance. Choose from a wealth of magical and mundane gear and cyber-augmentations to improve your abilities and individualize your character.

The MMO is extremely modest by big budget standards of today, it costs far more than a development company can afford on their own to produce. Due to the license restraints, it is hard to get traditional publishers interested, and Cliffhanger Productions does not want to give away creative control over the project, or the ability to shape the game together with you, the fans.

About Cliffhanger Productions:
Cliffhanger Productions is looking to shape the next generation of free-to-play online and mobile games. Having over 30 years of game industry experience working with international publishers, a history of producing successful brands for a demanding audience, a proven tool-set and process excellence.

Back in April, Shadowrun and Harebrained Schemes launched a Kickstarter project to $400,000 for development of a new game in the series for PC and tablets. Hitting it’s goal in just 28 hours and closing out the project with a wopping $1,836,447.

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Todd B..
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