Shadowrun Online chases $500k on Kickstarter

Shadowrun Online chases $500k on Kickstarter
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

July 19th 2012 at 1:10PM

Project becomes second Shadowrun-related campaign to hit crowdfunding site

The newly revealed Shadowrun Online is seeking funding on Kickstarter.

Maker Cliffhanger Productions is after $500,000. At the time of writing, the project had $57,467 pledged from 851 backers with 26 days to go.

This is the second Shadowrun project to on Kickstarter. Shadowrun Returns met it’s Kickstarter funding round in 28 hours with $1.8m, more than quadrupling its $400.000 funding target.

Shadowrun Online is being built using the Unity game engine, and will be accessible through browsers and tablets (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux).

It will be free-to-play MMO, and there will be a connection with the Shadowrun tabletop game and the Shadowrun Universe website, where players will be able to transfer achievements and send messages between the website and game.

“While our MMO is extremely modest by the big budget standards of today, it costs far more than a development company of our size is able to afford on our own,” said Cliffhanger on its Kickstarter page.

“Due to the license restraints, it is hard to get traditional publishers interested, and we didn't want to give away creative control over the project, or the ability to shape the game together with you, the fans.

“We have invested a considerable amount of our own, and our friends’ and relatives’ money, into laying the groundwork for the game and technology, but the bulk of the project and most of the content requires your pledges. We hope there is enough Shadowrun love out there, to make this game become a reality, and humbly thank you for your support. Let’s shape the future of Shadowrun together!”