Shadowrun Online Update #6: NEW Gameplay video! NEW Swag items! And lookout Linus heeere’s Linux

By Polar_Bear
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Jul 31st, 2012
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Shadowrun Online has another update for us as they get close to $200k for their project. But we all know you really want to see this gameplay video. So here it is:

From the update:

More news from Shadowrun Online campaign headquarters! We have 15 days to go, and we’ll hopefully get near the $200.000 mark today! So in this update we’ve got a brand new gameplay video for you, explaining some of the actions your character will be able to perform during combat, and introducing a new tier in the Backer Rewards at the $350 level, with AWESOME NEW swag!

NEW Gameplay Video
In the following video Jan explains more about how we translate the current core Shadowrun rules into gameplay. Of course this is all taken from our prototype, hence nothing’s final yet, but we hope it’ll give you a good idea of what you can expect!

NEW Swag!
“STOP! No one’s allowed…oh…I’m sorry, sir…ah…I mean ma’am! I didn’t recognize you for a moment. Please continue, and have a pleasant day.” Executive level has its privileges, and now one of them is a Collectible Executive-level Shadowrun Online USB card with laser-engraved Shadowrun logo! The cool aluminum case is included, and the card measures 3.15” x 1.97” and 0.1” thick (8cm x 5cm x 2.6mm).

Linux version
Many people asked us about a potential Linux version of Shadowrun Online. We already had a short FAQ entry on the main page about it, but here it is for everybody to read: Yes, we have a Linux version planned. We use Unity3D for our client, and they announced that they’ll support Linux in their upcoming version 4.0. Here’s what Unity says about compatibility: “Unity Games will run out of the box on most modern Linux systems, but we are only providing *official* support for 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux with vendor-made graphics drivers.“ So once Unity3D 4.0 is available to us, we will go and try to port it. We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to have the Linux version ready on day 1 (since Unity hasn’t announced the release date yet), but there will be a Linux version as soon as we can make the transition.

Weapon Rendering
And just like in the last update, here’s a rendering of another one of the weapons we currently use in the Shadowrun Online. Does anybody recognize it? The last time around you guys were pretty quick with the identification – though, we made it easy, since the name was engraved on the weapon. Smiling face (black and white) So, what is this weapon called? Post your answer in the comments section!

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