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Geeks from the 90s should re­mem­ber Shad­owrun, the RPG which mashed cy­ber­punk and fan­tasy into a dystopian fu­ture (think Blade Run­ner meets Lord of the Rings). Shad­owrun cre­ator, Jordan Weisman, cer­tainly re­mem­bered it – enough to start a Kick­starter cam­paign to make the Shad­owrun game he al­ways wanted.

Roughly a year and US$1.8 mil­lion later, we have Shad­owrun

Re­turns, a turn-based sin­gle player RPG for the PC and Mac. In the world of Shad­owrun, you play as a shadow run­ner – a mer­ce­nary who gets things done “by any means nec­es­sary”.

Play as a Street Sa­mu­rai or Phys­i­cal Adept for the tanks, Shaman or Mage for the magic users, or Rig­gers and Deck­ers which can plug their con­scious­ness di­rectly into drones and com­put­ers (think The Ma­trix). The game’s class-less skill sys­tem lets you grow in any di­rec­tion you want, and you can play as a hu­man, ork, troll, dwarf or elf.

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