Emeriging from a $1.8m Kickstarter drive, the cyberpunk "Shadowrun Returns" tops the Steam Network chart after its first week on sale.
Plunge into the streets of futuristic Seattle in 'Shadowrun Returns'
Leapfrogging the likes of "Skyrim," "BioShock Infinite" and the new "Civilization V" expansion, "Shadowrun Returns" mixes a high-tech "Blade Runner"-style futuristic dystopia with magical powers and a conspiratorial backstory.
A mission editing suite is included with the game, enabling players to construct their own scenarios and set each other new challenges once they've finished the official storyline from developer Harebrained Schemes.
The Kirkland, Washington studio is headed up by Role Playing and Alternate Reality game designer Jordan Weisman, well known not only for his role in creating the "Shadowrun" fiction but also a "Halo 2" promotional treasure hunt called "I Love Bees."
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