Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

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Nightmare Harvest
Contains: Story
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Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:42pm
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Nightmare Harvest

The Shambles is a slum with a secret. A secret the local Yakuza and Comanche Mafia are willing to go to war for. A secret that a lone Shadowrunner who's just trying to lay low and nurse a hangover will unwittingly uncover.


The new quicksave system does seem to cause some problems. I'll try and iron out what I can in the near future, but because of the way persistence works in the SRR editor (awkwardly), there's a good chance I won't get it all. You're probably safe to use it in the hub area, but everything else is at your own risk.


Hub-based design. Inspired by classic cRPGs, Nightmare Harvest is open for you to explore at your own pace.

No golden-breadcrumb trail. Nightmare Harvest isn't about getting to the next waypoint so you can click the next conversation so you can get to the next fight. You'll have to think about things, read descriptions and figure stuff out on your own.

Not just one way to do things. Nightmare Harvest wants you to role-play. There are different ways to solve every problem depending on your class, stats and personal style.

Dialogue is gameplay. Characters don't talk to you to dump exposition in your lap. The choices you make in your interactions with others affect the game.

Content-complete. Nightmare Harvest is finished. You don't have to wait six months for chapter 2. You can play the whole thing now.

Different outcomes. Everyone in the Shambles has their own agenda, so why shouldn't you? The story adapts to your choices and mistakes.

Repeatable runs. Stuck? Want to grind up some Karma? Go to an area you've already conquered and see if there's something new.

Inspired by pulp classics. Do you like books? So does Nightmare Harvest. The story is influenced by everything from Hammett to Chandler to Gibson.


Made for new characters. But the story is about an experienced Shadowrunner, so it wouldn't be weird if you imported one. Maybe just a bit too easy.

Made for adults. 'Thar be swearing, violence and jokes about butts and stuff. If you aren't a grownup, get permission from one before you play.

Bugs? Remember when I said Nightmare Harvest is finished? That's true, but it's big enough and complex enough (and I'm just one dude enough) that I probably-maybe-definitely left a few glitches in there. If you find a bug, post it here.

Do you just have general feedback for me? Maybe some scathing invective? Ditto the above.


Then upvote me, silly. Thanks!
Popular Discussions View All (12)
Jun 30, 2021 @ 10:18pm
PINNED: Post bugs here!
Lockjaw Nightvision
Aug 16, 2020 @ 8:07pm
Lockjaw Nightvision
Aug 16, 2020 @ 6:55pm
PINNED: Feature suggestions
Lockjaw Nightvision
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Fabricated Feb 10 @ 4:54pm 
I checked in on this and saw Lockjaw's post. Hell yeah, congrats.
Lapissed Feb 2 @ 12:55am 
So, uh, wasn't sure whether to put this in bugs or not, but whenever I try to launch this mod, it just takes me back to the main menu and doesn't run nothin'. Any advice?
SPRAY Dec 4, 2021 @ 11:46am 
OOh awesome! is wholesome to read when modders keep working in the industry :ghlol:
Lockjaw Nightvision  [author] Dec 1, 2021 @ 4:55pm 
Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and say how cool it is that so many people still seem to be playing and enjoying this in the year of our lord 2021, some seven (!) years after I made it. Thank you so much for your time and attention, and all the kind words.

IF YOU'RE CURIOUS WHAT'S UP WITH ME: I have been professionally writing videogames for about five years now (yay!). I helped write Watch Dogs Legion, and I was the lead writer on the Bloodline expansion. I'm currently lead writer on an unannounced project.

THANKS AGAIN. You are all wonderful.
elderiii Nov 20, 2021 @ 11:49pm 
This was/is an excellent mod. It is worthy of being part of a for profit game for sure and could easily be an official DLC for Shadowrun. Big Kudos to the kind soul that made this for us to enjoy!
Beaglefoot Oct 16, 2021 @ 1:08pm 
My thanks to the author. This is some rare workshop goodness.
Paperjack Jul 10, 2021 @ 6:57pm 
This was totally excellent. Really well written conversations, story, on par with (or surpassing) many "official " video game stories, with no bugs, just awesome. I was planning to play this for years and when I finally did, I cannot recommend it enough. Lot of praise was said about Nightmare Harvest on the net and it is all deserved. Thank you for a great addition to the great universe that is Shadowrun! Also, I shall give a try to the author you recommended in the epilogue!
🔥💚☲ Apr 8, 2021 @ 3:41pm 
Feature complete in 2021. It has clever mechanics, an engaging story, and an interesting aesthetic. I almost don't want to say too much so I won't spoil it for anyone, but this is well worth playing. If you're having trouble, some of the main combat zones are intentionally farmable.
jeanmarcbrisset Aug 31, 2020 @ 12:33pm 
best mod i've played so far , thanks !
kaliyama Aug 28, 2020 @ 11:03pm 
this is fantastic! thank you!