Earthdawn is set in the same world as Shadowrun. Both are fantasy role-playing games that were produced by FASA. The Earthdawn timeline is earlier than Shadowrun, located thousand years in the past, during a period called the "Fourth world". Its geographical scope is more limited, mostly to part of modern Europe (in Earthdawn, a region called Barsaive).
Some organizations, artifacts and characters from Earthdawn still exist in the Shadowrun era. Examples: