Update #9: The Music of the Night

There are only 4 days left in our Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter! 4 days!!!

The outpouring of support for this project has been phenomenal and we deeply appreciate all of your comments, suggestions, stories and encouragement.

One of the recurring themes in the stories we hear is how the music of the Sega and SNES Shadowrun games stays with you after all this time. Whenever we read your comments and whenever the team talks about it, the conversation always comes back to, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get the guys who wrote the original music?”

So we did.

Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Marshall Parker, who wrote the music for the Super Nintendo game and Sam Powell, who wrote the music for the Sega Genesis game, have agreed to COLLABORATE on the music for Shadowrun Returns.

Not only are we excited to have these two talented people working on the project, (we still can’t believe we got them!) we’re impressed by the spirit of cooperation they both expressed. Marshall and Sam really understand what we’re trying to do here and it was a pleasure to hear how happy they would be to work together to bring you the Shadowrun music your generous support deserves.

Speaking of what your support deserves, let’s talk about Rewards!

Doc Wagon card concept

  • Check out the tasty DocWagon card concept art we added today!
  • We’re sweetening the deal for our $30 Reward Level backers! In addition to everything they already get, they’ll also get the IN-GAME DocWagon benefit too!
  • A Reminder: Every backer at the $50 level and above gets their own copy of the SOUNDTRACK!
  • Reading through the comments about the Backer T-shirts, we see lots of fans for all three designs, so we’ve decided NOT to survey backers about which shirt back you want most. INSTEAD, backers at the $60.00 level and above get to choose which shirt they want!

But what if you still can’t decide? What if you want ALL 3 SHIRTS???

Then our NEW $175 Reward Level is for you! At $175, you get all previous rewards (excluding the All-Digital Bundle) + all 3 Shadowrun Returns Backer T-Shirts.

Did we mention that there are only 4 days left?!

That’s 4 days for you to help the Cause by spreading the word. There are still Shadowrun fans out there who don’t know about our Kickstarter. There are still gamers out there who would LOVE Shadowrun if only they knew about it! There are still people out there that don’t know we changed our $7,500 Reward Level to include a game of tabletop Shadowrun in our studio with Jordan and Mike Mulvihill!!!

This is a call to action, Chummer. Spread the word. Every dollar YOU bring in goes into making a better, richer, and deeper Shadowrun experience.

Share the link to our Kickstarter page via Facebook, Google +, Twitter, secret courier. . . Pinterest, whatever.
Share the link to the Shadowrun Primer and bring new people into the fold.
Use the “Shadowrun Kickstarter Backer” images on your blog, use them as your Facebook cover image, and share them on the internets. (You can find more images here.)
Tweet and RT your love. Use #shadowrunreturns so everyone can participate.
Use peer pressure (for the right reasons this time) to get your friends involved.
What’s in it for you? You’ll make Shadowrun Return.

Go, go, go!

And thanks,


9 Responses to “Update #9: The Music of the Night”

  1. SirRobin
    April 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Upped my pledge to get that card. :)

  2. Wodenson
    April 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Perfect, the new $175 level is exactly what I asked for, this is so sweet. Plus getting Sam Powell, awesome, only had the Sega version and the music was amazing.

  3. Daniel King
    April 25, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    When we hit $1.5 million will there be a new update with a new goal at maybe $1.7/18 million? And if so what could it be?

    I would increase my pledge still further if you said you were increasing matrix support at $1.7/$1.8 for example. :-)

    I’m at $125 at the moment, but could be convinced to up to $175 for extra T shirts and a worthy new goal! 😉

    • SirRobin
      April 25, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      It is pretty crazy how well its done. Makes you wonder what else they could add.

  4. Daniel King
    April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Definitely, personally I’m hoping for Phys Adepts and increased Matrix.

    Well with Paypal pledges we must surely be at 1.5 million now right?

  5. Drizzt
    April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    /me is so happy to be on board (USD 125 level through PayPal) for this. I’m almost giddy with anticipation. I sure hope that the box (and the mandatory printed manual, right?) receive the love they deserve besides an awesome game.

    Do us proud,

    P.S.: Another wish regarding the shirts, that was voiced in the blog comments, was a combination of the shirt two front and shirt three back, can that be chosen too?
    P.P.S.: I asked this before, but AFAIK there was no reply: will the PayPal donors get a vote for the “second city” too?

    • April 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      Thanks, a lot of excitement on our side too! Shirt combinations like you describe, probably not. But as far as voting, yeah, we don’t want to leave any backers out!

  6. SirRobin
    April 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Well kickstarter is now passed one and a half million. :)

  7. April 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Thanks again for all the support everyone!