Retro revival: PC games raise $6.7M and counting in Kickstarter campaigns

Kickstarter’s gone vogue. With a single, bold move by Double Fine’s Tim Schafer in early February, the crowdfunding web site propelled itself into the heart of the gaming community. Now, with the signing of the JOBS Act adding additional legitimacy, crowdfunding is poised to become an even bigger force in video games.

Jordan Weisman

Harebrained Schemes needs your help to resurrect Shadowrun

Developer Harebrained Schemes hopes to bring back the RPG classic Shadowrun in the form of Shadowrun Returns for tablets and PC. Of course they need the funding, so they’ve gone the way of Tim Schafer and Brian Fargo and launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the $400k worth of funding they need to start the project.