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Shadowrun Returns coming July 25 with full editor tools

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jun 18, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Harebrained Schemes is bringing its successfully crowdfunded cyberpunk fantasy world Shadowrun Returns to PC and tablets on July 25, a little later than originally planned. But, as promised, the developer is including a nice little bonus: all the campaign files to go with the game's editor.

"The idea of releasing all the editor files for the Shadowrun Returns campaign was based on my experience working with Trent Reznor on the Alternate Reality Game for his album Year Zero," Harebrained Scheme's founder Jordan Weisman said in a release. "Trent empowered fans to remix his music any way they wished by releasing the Garage Band tracks with the album. With Shadowrun Returns, we are doing the same thing. Players can start from what we have created and build on it, revise itor use it as a starting point for completely new stories."

The developer had promised to release the editor with the game as part of its crowdfunding pitch that garnered it more than $1.9 million on Kickstarter and through PayPal last year. The company said it has spent "every penny" on creation of the game.

The game will be available on Steam for PC (pre-order for $17.99), the App Store for iPad, and Google Play for Android tablets.