Shadowrun creator may turn to Crimson Skies next

Friday, 13 April 2012 07:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Jordan Weisman is looking at reviving his 1930′s air pirate property Crimson Skies after Shadowrun Returns.

Speaking to Shack News, Weisman said he’s keen to get the Crimson Skies license back.

“I’m hopeful that’s another property that I can approach soon. I’m in discussions with [the current owners] about that. I’m hoping that we can bring that back to life as well,” he said.

“That era and that story is one of my favorites that we came up with and I’d love to be able to go back and tell stories in that world.”

Crimson Skies, which debuted as a board game in 1998, posits a 1930′s alternate world in which air travel is the dominant form of transport, the United States has collapsed, and air piracy is the norm – think Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, or Porco Rosso.

It spawned two games, Zipper Interactive’s 2000 PC effort and a 2003 follow up, but Weisman said the franchise’s game license “kind of fell into the same void” as another of his popular creations, MechWarrior.

Shadowrun Returns, a new game based on the role playing property, is being funded through Kickstarter and has raised over $800,000.

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