I just saw this pop up on Steam, Shadowrun Hong Kong!
I was hoping this is available right now, but it’s slated for ‘summer’ which is soon!
With any luck, later on it’ll come to Android too.
Anyways for those of you who don’t know Shadowrun started life as a FASA based tabletop game, then made the transition later to a video game for the SNES, and Genesis.
Shadowrun is set in a dystopian cyberpunk future that blends magic and dragons as well. It’s very similar to Palladium’s RIFTS which introduced a world with technology and magic, although it wasn’t as focused on the new and exciting genre of cyberpunk.
Those who loved the top down game, were later saddened with FASA’s demise. Microsoft picked up the property and in 2007 released their own spin on the game. It was not well received. In a nice twist of fate, the game was re-licensed to the original developers who release Shadowrun games to this day.
Shadowrun on the Genesis
.And yes, while I’m on the gratuitous Hong Kong action there is always Sleeping Dogs.
Besides that, what else is there?
Mahjong, I guess.
The source code is here.
For those wondering, I have a win32 build of 1.4.0 but it is on a hard disk that I can’t use now as I’m currently living on a boat. Which has been fun, but the only catch is the cheap power supply is 220v and the boat is 110v. Plus I don’t have a monitor. I should be leaving for Japan in a few weeks, so I can get a new power supply and monitor there as I plan on spending two months.
I haven’t forgotten or moved on, I’m just still on my big vacation thing.
Hong Kong has really been great, I’ve met some fabulous people out here. If I could get a job here I’d move here in 5 minutes (well I’d just find an apartment as I’m already here…) The place is awesome, I’d recommend anyone to check it out. But I don’t speak Mandarin or Canto so that won’t be happening. 🙁
I’ll try to do a small best of photos out here, but sadly the weather hasn’t been cooperating too well, and pollution has been off the chart… but really its a great place! .. !
In other news, I’m sure you’ve all read about the internet archive having a massive collection of software.? Really good news as so much old stuff, besides the shovel ware gets disappeared.
So yes, I’m still alive, just .. been somewhat unavailable.
The blue one!
pop open the hatch so my AC can dehumidify..
pic of the middle of the boat
cruising on the sampan
another pic of the boat