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Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun: Hong Kong is Now Live

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Harebrained Schemes Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun: Hong Kong is now live. This will be the third Shadowrun game from the indie developer following Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut.

Hong Kong: A stable and prosperous port of call in a sea of chaos, warfare, and political turmoil. The Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone is a land of contradictions – it is one of the most successful centers of business in the Sixth World, and home to one of the world’s most dangerous sprawl sites. A land of bright lights, gleaming towers, and restless spirits where life is cheap and everything is for sale.

As well a new setting which features a culture that is steeped in “guanxi” – a network of influence and relationships based upon a combination of social status, and prestige – this new game features an all new gang of Runners to join you on runs through the shadows: Gobbet an Ork street shaman, Duncan an Ork security specialist, and Is0bel a Dwarf decker. An additonal character named Rachter, a Russian rigger with a custom drone, will also be joining the team if a certain stretch target is hit. The game will feature the now Harebrained Schemes-hallmark of old-school text-driven non-linear story featuring numerous characters.

Harebrained Schemes has already smashed their base target of $100,000 within 2 hours so it’s all “co-funding goals”, Harebrained Schemes version of stretch goals, from here on out. To check the various rewards available (which include a copy of the game, soundtracks from all three games and desktop wallpaper for a measly $15, that’s less than £10, seriously) then check out their Kickstarter here: Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh started writing to counteract the brain atrophying effects of Retail Hell, now it's an addiction. Andy is an unrepentant sequential art absorbist and comics are one of his passions. Other interests include Film, Music, Science Fiction and Horror novels and quality TV like Game of Thrones. He can talk about these at great length if only someone would listen. He lives a somewhat hermit like life in The Shire, spends too much time on social media and is still waiting to go on an adventure.

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