Shadowrun Returns, the revival of Seattle-area game designer Jordan Weisman’s classic franchise, broke through the $1.5 million mark overnight in pledges on Kickstarter.
That’s more than three times the original goal of $400,000 in pledges — not the biggest Kickstarter project ever, but right up there with some of the most successful campaigns on the crowdsourced funding platform. Weisman had almost given up on the franchise, after striking out with game publishers, so the initiative is a testament to the power of fan funding.
With the milestone, Weisman’s Harebrained Schemes has promised to make a special level that connects the plots of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega versions of Shadowrun. There are still a few days left in the campaign and Weisman is hoping to push the total even higher. See the video above for details.