Harebrained Schemes are back with a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new cyberpunk cRPG, Shadowrun: Hong Kong.
Following on from their success with Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, the first being funded on Kickstarter back in 2012, the studio has recently launched their third crowd funding campaign. Shadowrun: Hong Kong, as the name suggests, moves the franchise to a new location. Hong Kong was actually chosen by fans of the previous games, in a poll that the developers launched, shifting the setting to the East from the previous settings of Berlin and Seattle.
The most interesting point of the Kickstarter campaign is that Harebrained Schemes have confirmed that they have the funds to make the game. However, they have turned to the crowd funding website to gain additional money to subsidize improved features, new characters and bonus missions. This is a great way to use the platform: funding extra content for a game that is already in the making is a safer way for gamers to interact with Kickstarter.
Asking for an initial funding goal of $100,000 the campaign is off to an incredible start with, at the time of posting, $500,000 already pledged. The first eight stretch goals of content are already smashed with numerous side missions, enhanced features and two new crew members confirmed. As the campaign still has 31 days to go plenty more content will be unlocked. Expanded magic is the next goal to reach with more side missions and revamped features also offered as future stretch goals.
To check out the Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun: Hong Kong head over to Harebrained Schemes page now!