As previously announced, Catalyst Game Labs is very excited to be coordinating with Cliffhanger Productions Games on story elements and pooling writing talent. This cooperation will lead to allowing players to directly affect the ongoing tabletop storyline through their game play of Shadowrun Online!
Now, Catalyst Game Labs and Cliffhanger Productions are pleased to announce a new level of cooperation between the tabletop RPG and online experience. The first series of books and box sets released by Catalyst Game Labs—such as Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, Shadowrun Introductory Box Set, Shadowrun: Crossfire, Stolen Souls, and so on—will contain a unique, one-time use code in every book or box that will allow Shadowrun Online players to obtain unique items only available through the tabletop items.
“It’s been fantastic to work with Jan to come up with cool, new ways to create a real desire for Shadowrun players of all stripes to dive into different ways of experiencing the Sixth World,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “I’ve been very humbled by the Shadowrun Online team’s passion and desire to go above and beyond in creating a large number of items for us to use in their game. I think this level of continued cooperation is ultimately going to create something really fantastic between the tabletop and online play.”
While Shadowrun, Fifth Edition launches this spring and Shadowrun Online won’t launch until this winter, players will still have the opportunity to sign up early at Shadowrun.com in anticipation of the unique items they’ll get to use in the game once it’s live! The items will be connected to a player account and will also be available for backers of the Shadowrun Online Kickstarter campaign during beta.
“We have been very lucky in getting a chance to add to the great experience that is Shadowrun and working closely with the immensely creative talent at Catalyst,” said Jan Wagner, Managing Director of Cliffhanger Productions. “Being able to take the convergence of digital gameplay further and create a truly interactive connection between games has been our dream from the get-go and we are eager to come up with more ways to collaborate with the folks at Catalyst.”
Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.
Cliffhanger Productions Games is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for a new generation of players. Cliffhanger games combine the accessibility mobile and browser games with the depth and excitement of traditional games. We care about graphics and immersion. We care about story. We care about deep and satisfying gameplay. We care about what gamers want. Our first online product Jagged Alliance Online was critically acclaimed for raising bar for the quality of browser games and we aim to do even better on Shadowrun Online. Find out more at www.shadowrun.com or visit www.cliffhanger-productions.com