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Shadowrun Returns RPG Officially Available On Linux

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MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry.

Thankfully the game is finally properly available on Steam with a nice tux icon for Linux and all! It's on my wishlist that's for sure!

The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

Key Features
  • Gripping Tactical Combat: When you’re running the shadows, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely - move to better cover, charge into melee, or lob a fireball into a crowd of enemies. With the variety of weapons and spells at your disposal, every turn is filled with meaningful choices. A successful run requires commanding a team of runners with the right balance of combat, tech, and magical abilities. 
  • Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose a starting character archetype and build from there! Street Samurai and Physical Adepts use advanced combat skills to dominate the battlefield, Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells, while Riggers and Deckers provide critical technological support, projecting their consciousness directly into drones and computer systems. Shadowrun Returns’ classless skill system allows you to grow your character in any direction you choose. Want to start summoning spirits as an ork Shaman and evolve into a cybered-up weapon specialist? Do it! 
  • Engaging 2D/3D Art Style: Shadowrun Returns mixes dynamic 3D characters and lighting with a vibrant, hand-painted environment. Illustrated character portraits bring every conversation to life. Explore a world filled with detail, from the slums of the Redmond Barrens to the extravagant offices of powerful corporations. 

Have you played it? Let us know what you think to it in the comments!

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XMirrorX 2 Nov, 2013
hero900 2 Nov, 2013
i played it and i really enjoyed it. until now i didn’t get any problem of any kind. i would like this game more if the dialogues were vocal (audio) so i don’t have to read
XmirrorX 2 Nov, 2013
Works on the HD4000 laptop beautifully.
Kamilko47 2 Nov, 2013
Avaliable? But for many people game don't work. Black screen and only "exit" button works

Sorry for my English
Xodetaetl 2 Nov, 2013
Quoting: Quote from hero900i played it and i really enjoyed it. until now i didn’t get any problem of any kind. i would like this game more if the dialogues were vocal (audio) so i don’t have to read

Voicing all dialogs reduces the writers' freedom. The vast majority of kickstarter backers specifically ask for RPGs to prioritize the richness and quantity of dialogs over voice acting them.
Personnally, when dialogs have voice, I always find myself reading the subtitles because it's much faster. Though I like to have a couple lines voiced for the atmosphere.

QuoteAvaliable? But for many people game don't work. Black screen and only "exit" button works
You should mention your issue on their forums. I've done it myself and was quickly contacted by their Linux dev to provide him more information.
Anonymous 2 Nov, 2013
@Kamilko47 do you have
the S3TC library installed? I remember that used to cause black screens.
scaine 2 Nov, 2013
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I've been playing through the beta, I'm 11 hours in with not much in the way of an end in site yet. I haven't hit any bugs of any kind so far. All very slick. There is a lot of reading in this game, but that's good for atmosphere. It could use more/better audio generally though. A lot of the scenes do lack a bit of atmosphere, but the fighting mechanic is robust, very XCom-like over all. I've really enjoyed this one and glad I backed it on Kickstarter. It's been a lot of fun so far.
lainiwaku 5 Nov, 2013
too late, already finished it on windows cracked version
maybe i would buy it on linux if linux launch was earlier
HadBabits 30 Nov, 2013
The game is plagued with crashes for me. And without quicksave this is bloody frustrating! Seems it might be an AMD issue :(
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