THE BUZZ: The kickstarter for Shadowrun Returns has now ended, and the results are unbelievable.

The project’s original goal was $400,000, at closing total donations reached $1,895,772.

“A-freaking-mazing! Wowsers! Bibbidy-bobbidy-boo!” exclaimed developer Harebrained Studios. “We are so happy to be associated with such a wonderful community.”

The game will be developed for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets. More details about the title can be found here.

EGM’s TAKE: Yet another raging success for a Kickstarter project. It is fast becoming the number one place for developers to secure finance for games. It’s a fantastic idea because it gets people interested in your game, they feel they have a major part in it’s creation. Developers manage to create communities for their games before they even begin development. This is invaluable in terms of a game’s success. A strong community can go a long way. Hopefully more developers will take their imaginative creations to the site.


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Matt has only been covering the gaming world for a short while, but he’s eager to make his mark. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89