Today, J.C. brings you an interview with legendary transmedia creator and game designer Jordan Weisman. In it, Jordan shares the news about a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development and release of Shadowrun Returns, a videogame that will bring players back to the ultra-imaginative RPG world of Shadowrun.
Longtime players of paper-and-pen role playing games know Shadowrun well; in fact, the near future tech-meets-magic RPG setting remains a beloved storyworld for many gaming enthusiasts.
Jordan shares stories about the beginnings of his RPG company FASA, the creation of Shadowrun in the 1980s, and the opportunity to “Kickstart” a new tablet & PC video game set in the Shadowrun world. Along the way, he describes the game itself, and the nuanced, multi-faceted play it will deliver.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter page
- Harebrained Schemes, Jordan’s game company
- Personal Effects: Dark Art, the transmedia thriller novel written by J.C. and Jordan
- More information about Shadowrun at Wikipedia