Shadowrun Online Campaign enters 7-day homestretch with new gameplay footage revealed and Reddit-AMA session announced

Vienna/Frankfurt, August 07, 2012 - With the Kickstarter campaign for Cliffhanger Productions reaching its final week, Cliffhanger Production unleashes an all-out information offensive released on their Shadowrun Online game including an AMA scheduled for August 8 th 3 pm EST on reddit.com. Launching two new videos presented by actor Jeff Ricketts (Angel, Buffy, Firefly, Star Trek, 24) which give gamers a peek at their information gathering and preparation missions called ‘legwork’ and the game’s unique multi-layered world view concept.

The world view layers allow players to uniquely perceive the game’s environment, NPCs and enemies as they receive different information from the game’s interface based on their character’s skills and abilities. This new form of contextual gameplay allows players to interact differently with ‘their’ individual world layers. A Hacker may be interacting with access nodes, security devices and hostile drones in Augmented Reality, while a Street Samurai can perceive weaknesses in the enemy’s armor or see the cover benefits granted by objects in the world. Mages can sense the life essence and magical abilities of enemies and objects through walls and even see augmentations on living beings as “essence dead zones”.

“By combining these world views members of a team can support each other’s tactical decisions while players can experience the world and its challenges from very different perspectives – a game concept our team is quite excited about” says Jan Wagner, Co-Founder of Cliffhanger Productions.

The Kickstarter campaign has raised over $250,000 so far and has found support from fans as well as the original pen and   paper Shadowrun Co-Creator Tom Dowd and numerous other Shadowrun writers and artists.

Our Kickstarter campaign enters its home stretch with seven days to go to make the necessary funding goal.

More info on the Shadowrun Online Kickstarter Campaign and all the latest updates can be found here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964352341/shadowrun-online

The latest videos are released here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdZMgOAaL8A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PfGiHRyCPo

Press kit:

http://www.shadowrun.com/wp-content/uploads/kickstarter/SRO_press_release_20120807.zip

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ABOUT THE GAME

Promising to allow users to experience the unique Shadowrun game setting, with its wild mix of magic and cyberpunk, set in a dark and gritty future, Shadowrun Online will further  enable players to determine the world’s ongoing  plots for both the Online game and the Shadowrun  Tabletop/pen and paper books and novels, breaking the mold of conventional gaming.

Shadowrun will be a true cross platform game allowing gamers to access their characters and

play the game by themselves or together with a range of devices such as Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android Tablets and the Ouya console and even move their own game session between devices and platforms effortlessly.

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ABOUT US:

Cliffhanger Productions is an interactive entertainment company that creates cross platform online games for a new generation of players. Cliffhanger games combine accessibility across multiple platforms with the gameplay depth of traditional games for everyone. Past titles include developing Jagged Alliance Online as well as producing on the Risen and SpellForce series. We care about graphics and immersion. We care about story. We care about deep and satisfying gameplay. We care about what gamers want. Find out more at www.shadowrun.com or visit www.cliffhanger-productions.com

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ABOUT Jan Wagner:

Jan has been involved in the industry for almost 20 years with his experience spanning Marketing, PR, Product and Community Management along with Game Design and Producing. He was Head of Product Management at Vivendi Universal Games on over 100 titles during this time, some of which were international top ten hits such as 'Half-Life', 'Warcraft', 'Empire Earth' and 'Diablo'. He was the producer on the SpellForce series and is responsible for Design and Publishing at Cliffhanger Productions.  


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