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A ravaged Pike Place in 2054.

It’s been nearly a year since veteran game designer Jordan Weisman and his company, Harebrained Schemes, raised more than $1.8 million on Kickstarter to develop new versions of Shadowrun Returns for tablets and PCs, which blew past the original goal of $400,000.

And now, we’ve finally got our first look at gameplay.

Set in a ravaged Seattle 2054, the game is a revival of the classic Shadowrun role-playing game that debuted back in 1989.

“It’s a mashup of science fiction and fantasy,” Weisman says during the gameplay demo. “It’s a dystopian cyperpunk future in to which magic has re-awakened and brought with it the races and creatures of fantasy.”

Weisman, a Seattle-based serial entrepreneur, is known for startups including FASA, Virtual World Entertainment, Wizkids, 42 Entertainment, and Smith & Tinker. Along with other members of the Harebrained team, he was the public face of the company’s Kickstarter campaign, clearly having fun in their regular video updates as the pledges continued to roll in.

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