By any definition, 2012 has been a banner year for Shadowrun fans around the globe. From a slew of tabletop books from Catalyst Game Labs, to the fantastically run Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter from Harebrained Schemes, to the current Shadowrun Online Kickstarter by Cliffhanger Productions: if you’re a fan of the mean streets of the Sixth World sprawls, there’s something here for you.
But what books are coming next from Catalyst? What will gameplay be like for Shadowrun Returns? How exactly will Shadowrun Online interact with the tabletop storyline, allowing fans to effect the universe like never before?
2013 will be THE Year of Shadowrun, and the best place to find out about all the excitement ahead is at the Gen Con “What’s Up With Shadowrun?” seminar. Jason Hardy, Catalyst Game Labs’ Shadowrun Tabletop Line Developer, will be joined by Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman from Harebrained Schemes to talk about what’s ahead for their products. Additionally, we’ll have exciting details from Cliffhanger Productions to share; we’ll also be trying to plug Jan Wagner, Managing Director of Cliffhanger Productions, directly into the seminar via video conference … but no promises just yet.
Where: Indiana Convention Center, room 243
When: Friday, August 17th, 12:00 PM
Come check it out and walk away with more juicy data than you can compile on your ‘link!
Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high-quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes, all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games, while helping fiction readers enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com; to find out more about tabletop Shadowrun, visit www.shadowrun4.com.
Harebrained Schemes is a small group of wildly talented people, crammed into a closet, making whatever cool thing inspires us next. Lead by serial entrepreneur Jordan Weisman—founder of FASA, Virtual World Entertainment, FASA Interactive, Wizkids, 42 Entertainment, Smith & Tinker, and creator of BattleTech / MechWarrior, Shadowrun, and Crimson Skies—the Harebrained team is a combination of seasoned veterans and fresh talent. Harebrained Schemes’ first game, called Crimson Steam Pirates, was published by Bungie Aerospace last year and remains one of Apple’s benchmark games for iOS. Their latest hit is the critically acclaimed STRIKEFLEET OMEGA, available on Apple and Android tablets and phones. Find Harebrained Schemes online at www.harebrained-schemes.com.
Cliffhanger Productions is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for a new generation of players. Cliffhanger games combine the accessibility of social and browser games with the depth and excitement of traditional games. We care about graphics and immersion. We care about story. We care about deep and satisfying gameplay. We care about what gamers want. Our first online product, Jagged Alliance Online, was critically acclaimed for raising bar for the quality of browser games, and we aim to do even better with Shadowrun Online. Find our more at www.shadowrun.com or visit www.cliffhanger-productions.com.