I’m just going to put this out there in the open: I love cyberpunk. I love the darkness, the cold cities, the hacking, the secrecy… everything. And, one can’t get a much better cyberpunk universe than Shadowrun, a top-tier futuristic dystopian world that’s been played for decades, from pen and paper to videogames.
Shadowrun Online is a turn-based action MMORPG in that Shadowrun universe. I love games like this. It’s a bit like Crusader, Syndicate, and X-Com had a Matrix baby.
I’ve backed this game on Kickstarter and if it looks like something you’d like to play, I hope you do, too. Right now they’ve got just 11 days left to make their target and they’re just a little less than halfway there.
Two things are holding them back: a terrible Kickstarter video and lack of awareness.
There’s obviously a demand for this game since even with very little marketing, the Kickstarter has made it up over $220k. I think this will be a case of people discovering it after the Kickstarter is over and wishing they could have contributed.
If you’re interested in Shadowrun Online, take a look at their Kickstarter page and share it with your friends.