Shadowgate - Epic point and click adventure now available for pre-order!

Gamers and retro gamers alike you are in for a serious treat today as Shadowgate, which is the new re-imaging of an incredible adventure classic originally from 1987, is now available for pre-order. The developers Zojoi have claimed that Shadowgate is the granddaddy of all "point and click" fantasy adventure games and NES favourite, and to be honest I completely agree with them! 

( 1987 Mac Version )

The original classic was a brilliant horror adventure game that really involved you in the dark story, while containing original classic features such as Take, Look, Open, Examine and so on. Items could also be used to solve certain puzzles, just like the typical adventure puzzle solving methods of the present. But what really added the impact in the game was how you died, if you made one wrong move, it was instant death. For example if you saw a dark menacing creature in the darkness and didn't have a torch at hand, it would rip you into shreds.

Shadowgate (2014)

But fast forward to today and we have a new Shadowgate, one that is far beyond anything in the graphical department but that's not all, as the developers have updated it with lots of new puzzles, stunning new rooms as well as familiar locations while retaining the feel and greatness of the original game. Shadowgate (The new version) has already smashed a Kickstarter success and has been up voted by the community through Steam Greenlight. So it's not just me that is really wanting to have this game in my collection, it looks so damn cool and if it's anything like the original, take my money now!

  • First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, spell book, mapping system and on-screen commands to complete your quest
  • Rooms: Tons of Beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new play experience
  • Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game
  • Difficulty Levels: Three different difficulty levels that actually change the game play experience and puzzle structure
  • Commands: Intuitive command-based UI allows you to interact extensively with the environments (includes features like key binds, command locking/unlocking, retractable/maximizable HUD, etc.)
  • Storytelling: Features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from a Shadowgate adventure
  • Cinematic Score: A full, digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack by composer Rich Douglas
  • 8-bit Score: A second retro soundtrack featuring Hiroyuki Masuno’s original NES composition
  • Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design
  • Achievements: Dozens of in-game and Steam-based achievements to find and unlock
  • Animations: Environmental and object-specific animations and particles bring each location to life

Available for pre-order for both PC and Mac : $14.99  - iOS/Android in development

Pre-order the Hero edition and be a beta-tester due soon!

Release : 2014

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