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Shadowrun Chronicles new expansion INFECTED releases for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Nordic Games and Cliffhanger Productions Games have released INFECTED! The first add-on for the #turnbased, #tactical co-op #game, Shadowrun Chronicles, INFECTED! continues the Boston Lockdown story arc set in the 2070s of the Shadowrun timeline.

INFECTED! puts players in a race against the clock to save themselves from the nanite-induced disease that has struck Boston following a failed experiment by two megacorporations, costing the lives of thousands and turning the city into a battlefield infested by crazed cyborgs trying to take over any metahuman they can find.  After discovering that they were infected during one of their fights against the headcases, they players struggle desperately to find a cure for the Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder they are suffering, while an AI inside them tries to assert control over their body and mind.

The add-on for Shadowrun Chronicles features all new enemies, missions as well as skills, weapons and cyberware for the player’s Shadowrunners and various improvements to balancing and solo gameplay. The players will have to face evolving headcases, a cult of fanatic technomancers and a competing team of runners (chosen from actual player avatars in a recent contest) crossing their path time and again.

The game is available in digital stores for $9.99 and is also part of the Deluxe Edition of Shadowrun Chronicles.

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Boston Lockdown RPG leaving Early Access

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Just over a week away from the launch of Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown for Linux, Mac and Windows. Enter the world of a Pen and Paper RPG classic for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Create a team of runners in singleplayer or in a tactical co-op in the 2076 dystopian world. A world where magic meets technology, where Elves, Dwarves, Orks and Trolls walk among us. A world controlled by ruthless corporations, where you become a Shadowrunner – a secret operative on the edge of society, a cyberpunk rebel surviving by skill and instinct!

Boston Lockdown Trailer (Linux, Mac and Windows)

Boston 2076: A dragon emerges from a hidden underground lab, laying waste to the city and spreading a strange disease, which turns citizens into raging killers. The government and corporate forces lock down the city, abandoning the inhabitants.

Magic has awakened and with it creatures of myth and legend. Elves, Dwarves, Orks and Trolls walk the neon-lit streets, while the matrix connects everyone and everything as the corporate towers cast their long shadows across the globe. A cyberpunk rebel surviving by skill and instinct in the shadows of the corporate towers. You are a Shadowrunner – an expendable asset on the edge of society, hired for the jobs no one wants to be connected with. Welcome to the dark side of the future.

Featuring

  • Run and Gun! Gripping tactical combat with over 50 different enemies from vicious gangers to combat drones and corporate wagemages!
  • Teamwork with 4 player Co-op! Build up your team of runners or join with other players in live co-op to find the best combination of skill, magic and technology for survival.
  • Be who YOU want to be! Create your individual Shadowrunner in a level-free character system from over 60 different combat and non-combat skills, unique backgrounds and five meta-human races.
  • Real consequences! Team members die and missions might get taken by other runners.
  • You’ll never run alone! Team up with friends or swap stories with other runners in the hangout.
  • Every move counts! Dive behind cover, hack security, send in your drones and use any weapon at your disposal to make it out alive.
  • Shape the future! Developed jointly with the table-top RPG books, your actions in the game will shape the future of the entire Shadowrun universe!

The cyberpunk RPG leaves Steam Early Access on April 28 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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Shadowrun Online renamed by developer and Kickstarter backers

Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has #announced the game’s #name has been #changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set.

Recently picked up by Nordic games, the new title was formed through the developer and its Kickstarter backers. The goal is to let anyone not familiar with the game know by the title alone it can be played in single-player, while not assuming it is an MMO based on the “online” part outlines.

Jan Wagner, Managing Director of Cliffhanger, explains: “Shadowrun Online has always been a title that invited a wide range of expectations – some gamers thought it meant we are doing a full-blown MMORPG with a persistent open world, others believed it meant we are doing a free to play browser title. The core vision of the game has always focused on experiencing the world of Shadowrun together with your friends and meeting other players, swapping stories and exchanging strategies as well as a creating a space for actual role-playing with others. This to us is the core experience of Pen and paper roleplaying – a shared imagination and story experience. But a lot of people thought that the title meant they had to play it in multiplayer and didn’t even check it out. The new title also expresses our goal to continue to tell stories and release new content evolving from the collective actions of our players. They will shape the way the future plot of Shadowrun develops, literally making history in the Shadowrun Universe.”

“Especially for the boxed version, gamers need to be sure they can play the game alone at their convenience and not be forced into some online pattern or depend on any server activity for that matter. The new title also implies that Shadowrun Chronicles is here to stay,” said Gennaro Giani of publisher Nordic Games.

“The new title also implies that Shadowrun Chronicles is here to stay.”

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown is set for a release on April 28 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

The co-op tactical combat game will be made available through Steam Early Access on March 31.

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Shadowrun Online picked up by publisher Nordic Games

Shadowrun Online is getting a #new injection of #funding from its new publisher, Nordic Games. The game should not to be confused with Hairbrained Schemes’ single player Shadowrun series of role-playing games, which are set in the same universe but developed by a different company.

Developed by Cliffhanger Productions and funded mostly through Kickstarter, Shadowrun Online remains in Steam Early Access and is heading towards a release window of Q2 2015 for the Linux, Mac and Windws PC.

Nordic Games has since picked up the game, adding it to a long list of newly acquired franchises that includes Red Faction, Darksiders, and de Blob–properties picked up after the demise of THQ.

“We are excited to cooperate with Cliffhanger Productions on multiple levels: some of us spent copious amounts of hours in the Shadowrun universe (armed with pen and paper), plus visiting Cliffhanger’s studio takes 15 minutes with public transportation to check out the latest internal build, so we can collaborate closely,” Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice said.

“It just clicked between Nordic and us – we know and trust them to give Shadowrun the attention it deserves,” added Cliffhanger Productions co-founder Jan Wagner.

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Shadowrun Online updated to include two-player cooperative gameplay

Shadowrun Online updated to include two-player cooperative gameplay

Shadowrun Online, the successfully-Kickstarted game set in the magic-meets-cyberpunk world of #Shadowrun (no, not that one), has been updated to include two-player cooperative #gameplay and character customization. So now when you blast that cyborg Ork, you can do so with a friend and look good doing it.

If those sound like features you’d expect to be in the game at release, well … the game hasn’t actually launched yet; not fully, anyway. Shadowrun Online is in Early Access, and was only made available via Steam’s service earlier this year. The recent patch to the game changes plenty of other features in the game as well, such as a user interface overhaul and fatigue system. You can check out the full list of changes on the Shadowrun Online website.

Shadowrun Online Releases Co-op and Character Customization

Even the best shadowrunners need backup once in a while, lest their organs wind up for sale at the body bank. The newest update for Shadowrun Online, currently on Steam Early Access for PC and Mac, introduces two-player cooperative gameplay and new character customization features.

See the full list of updates and new features at:
https://www.shadowrun.com/shadowrun-online/

Shadowrun Online introduces two-player cooperative gameplay alongside the current lineup of solo and PvP missions. In the new co-op mode, players can enlist the aid of a friend to strategize and coordinate the perfect assault to tackle random missions together.

Expansive character customization has always been a hallmark of the Shadowrun universe, and the latest update brings new options for race, gender, clothing, and of course, weaponry. Combined with Shadowrun Online’s class-free progression, players will have the freedom to create characters that are truly their own.

Based on the best-selling tabletop RPG, Shadowrun Online combines turn-based strategy with the persistent world of an MMO, and crosses the boundaries between the digital and pen-and-paper realms. Through their cumulative choices in an evolving campaign, players of Shadowrun Online will help shape the future of the Shadowrun universe.

From Cliffhanger Productions, creators of the tactical MOBA for desktop and mobile, ÆRENA: Clash of Champions, Shadowrun Online is currently available for PC and Mac on Steam Early Access and features solo, PvP, and cooperative gameplay, including cross-platform multiplayer.

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