Countdown to the Return!

Hey everybody!

It’s hard to believe that the launch of Shadowrun Returns is only 7 days away. Holy smokes! It’s been quite a marathon. Thanks for sticking with us during this amazing adventure.

Remember back in December, during Jordan’s fireside chat, when he said we didn’t have a marketing budget? Well… we still don’t. But we have something better than money. We have our community.

We have you.

If you believe that crowdfunded games should be encouraged…

If you believe that indie studios should be supported…

If you believe that the Shadowrun universe should live, thrive, and survive…

This is your call to action. [Cue heroic music.]

Take this freshly-minted trailer for Shadowrun Returns and post it! Share it! Write pithy comments about it! Show it to your mom!

But wait, there’s more…

We’ve got new Facebook profile pics and cover images. We’ve got Twitter avatars. Wallpaper for your PC. Wallpaper for your phone.

As gamers, we know that a lot of paid marketing efforts are kind of useless. Most of us rely on the opinions of people we trust to help us figure out what we want to play next. So please get the word out and get people talking –  not just about the game but about how they have the power to add to it and tell their own stories using the Editor.

Thanks again. We’ll see you on launch day!



Facebook Cover Image, Profile Images & Avatars





Desktop Wallpapers




iPad & iPhone Wallpapers





36 Responses to “Countdown to the Return!”

  1. Farnball
    July 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Thanks for the thrills guys, I hope the game will give us many enjoyable moments for the coming years either through DLCs or community projects

  2. Allenstergess
    July 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Nice job guys really excited! Been watching from the beginning and hard to believe the games almost here, can’t imagine how you guys are feeling! Thanks for the great game!

  3. King Ploobis
    July 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    ‘Bout fraggin’ time!

  4. Ivan
    July 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Take my money!

  5. revan
    July 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Already tweeted the trailer. Thanks for the wallpaper. I think I might put in on my desktop, even though I’m very attached to my current wallpaper. Just wish you had released one in 1440×900 resolution also.

  6. MrVan
    July 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Super excited guys!

    Quick question before I get all my friends to buy a copy, is the Android version due at the 25th too? Because that’s the platform myself and all my friends are lining up for.

  7. Urza
    July 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    I hate to be a downer, but I don’t get using the gas mask for the main art to advertise the game. The elf, gun, slum, magic, all work great. The gas mask though just makes no sense that I can see and is likely to confuse the heck out of people that aren’t big fans of Shadowrun. I don’t suppose there’s some other art we can use to attract people?

    • waterpally
      July 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      I think he is supposed to be a cyber zombie elf…… but not very many people would know what that is. The hand placement on the rifle is bugging me too.

      All that art snobbery being said, I’d still buy the art book if there was one.

    • glorthoron
      July 24, 2013 at 8:50 am #

      Perhaps it is because the smog is so bad in Seattle?

  8. Speaking Beast
    July 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Awesome work, everyone – great trailer!

    I’ll spread it like the plague. So much so that we’ll all have to wear the gas mask! ;)

  9. oliverfromhungary
    July 19, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Can’t wait!

  10. Anastasius
    July 19, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Especially digging the voiceover, really sells it. Great work!

  11. Nick
    July 19, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Gotta know, can anyone confirm if this is launching for the iPad on the 25th???

    Please please please please??

  12. James
    July 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Ok, chummers. Lets roll!

  13. Johnny Angel
    July 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    This is probably My most anticipated game in the last five years. I can’t wait t jump back into the shadows. Already pre-ordered it and waiting.

  14. Lawrence
    July 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I do love Shadowrun, I LOVE what you did, chummers, and really looking forward to jump into this game as soon as possible.

    But may I say, that for advertising and popularising the upcoming game, this gas-mask art is really ridiculous. Anything could be better than this, even the standard big-boobs-cyberpunk babe holding the SMG – and there could be so many interesting and NON standart arts used…

  15. Nagumo
    July 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Thx you so much…a dream come true :)

  16. tilly
    July 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Yaaay!! :D

    “We’ll meet again in Shadowrun II!”

    Damn straight, Mr Drake. ^-^ Well, in a spiritual sense, at least. :)

    … YAY! :D

    • Timberack
      July 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Right? It’s about time Drake!

    • waterpally
      July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Drake… It’s about time…! :D

  17. Garn
    July 20, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Almost hope the pad launch is delayed. Bad enough I will be running on no sleep at work without having that evil temptation sitting on my desk. Been waiting for this game for 20 years. Without a doubt the best rpg setting ever created.

    • MechaTrav
      July 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

      Both best rpg setting and best use of 6 lbs of d6. :D

      • glorthoron
        July 24, 2013 at 8:52 am #

        is there a thumbs up button? :)

  18. moster
    July 21, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    First reviews? When? Before 25th July?

    I can’t wait!

  19. Nox
    July 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    May we please have a release date for Android OS?

  20. MechaTrav
    July 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    I pre-bought my copy, and was recently able to purchase a second copy for a good friend. Neither of us can wait! :D

  21. FoolishOwl
    July 22, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    Steam is prepped for download. I’m looking forward to it.

    I’m hoping there will be more wallpapers. My Android phone has a wallpaper resolution of 960×800, or 6:5. (The actual screen is 480×800 — Android phones pan over wallpapers as you move between pages.) Is there any chance you’ll do some wallpapers with a 6:5 ratio?

  22. Bill
    July 23, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I’m super excited for this but… When am I going to get my account info to log into the site and register my shipping info for my dogtags? I really want those dogtags and I don’t want anything to happen for them because I might be moving soon.

  23. D
    July 24, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    I’m gonna buy it on steam.

  24. glorthoron
    July 24, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I’ve got it preordered on Steam. Can I download it at exactly 12:01 am my time on the 25th?

  25. Huscurian
    July 24, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    I already got the game added to my Steam Library! Can’t wait for the game to actually LAUNCH tonight at 12AM!

    Thanks for all the work you guys do! Looking forward to it!

  26. Necromig
    July 24, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I can’t wait. I’ve been a fan of the SNES game when I was a wee lad. That game was a gem.

    I just saw that Armitage is back too!

    Just wondering, is Harebrained Schemes planning on releasing other campaigns? I love the fan made stuff (Neverwinter comes to mind) but playing campaigns reviewed by the creator of the pen and paper game is like eating a chef’s lunch!

  27. Arcticfox9
    July 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I have purchased this for myself and 6 other friends as gifts. I’m eager to see an Android version so that I can have it on my Tablet.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this game in action. While it is not multi-player, it will bring reintroduce a certain amount of story telling (by players) that has been missing in many FPS games. Since Shadowrun Online is set for closed beta at the end of the year, this game will contribute significantly raising the Shadowrun profile and helping to build the MMO audience for the Shadowrun Franchise.

  28. GoGoCharlie
    July 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    It’s 5:30 PM on the west coast, TIME TO START REFRESHING! o_0

    Anyone know the exact time it becomes available? lol

  29. Albino Elf Getaway Rigger
    July 25, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    What…in the !*@% was that supposed to accomplish?

    Bought a copy, then sold two friends on the idea.
    Then wrote two enthusiastic blog posts about the content editor.

    Couple hours to go and I’m like a kid at Christmas.

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