Shadowgate is Back? Welcome To Your (Highly Enjoyable) Doom!

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adventureOkay, I’m kind of terminally slow on the crowdfunding front because I have neither the time to look at EVERY project that clogs my inbox nor all the money I’d LOVE to donate to all those cool looking games and products I do look at.

In other words, I had NO idea the original developer was remaking this well aged absolute classic adventure game for current computers (and yes, Macs, iOS and Android devices  as well). Based on the art and screens here plus that lovely pre-order trailer, I’m betting fans of this old chestnut are grinning madly as the game’s release looms closer and closer…

“The last thing that you remember is standing before the wizard Lakmir as he gestured wildly and chanted in an archaic tongue. Now you find yourself staring at an entryway which lies at the edge of a forest.”

So begins the classic anew, this time relaunched with many new features and as developer Zojoi states clearly, this isn’t a simple port at all, but a whole new take on the original that expands the adventure in every aspect. As you can see below, the classic adventure game retains the use of static art screens to tell its tale, but Shadowgate has never, ever looked this spectacular because these even more gorgeous screens add motion to the story.

A game overview, screenshots and concept art are all below the jump, as I don’t want to keep you from pre-ordering this ASAP. ogling them can wait a minute or two…



“The last thing that you remember is standing before the wizard Lakmir as he gestured wildly and chanted in an archaic tongue. Now you find yourself staring at an entryway which lies at the edge of a forest.”


So begins the legend of Shadowgate – the granddaddy of all ‘point and click’ fantasy adventure games and NES FAVORITE! This unique adventure paved the way for a host of adventure games to follow, sold millions of copies and has been ported to nearly 10 different platforms!


Zojoi, the creators of Shadowgate, are proud to announce the RE-IMAGINING of Shadowgate! While we love all of the versions of the game (especially the NES version!), this new game is not a port. We are relaunching the franchise and have added tons of new puzzles and twists to Shadowgate!


Stunning new rooms have also been added – as well as familiar locations, many that we are redesigning to provide a new play experience while retaining the essence and fun of the original. The game is being developed for PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, in hopes of bringing back the first-person adventure game genre!




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 achievements to find and unlock

Animations: Environmental and object-specific animations and particles bring each location to life


Minimum specs:
2.4Ghz processor or better
2GB of hd space
1GB of ram
512MB of dedicated video memory
Windows XP or better
Mac OSX or better




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Concept Art:

lakmir jair goblin concept2 concept1 circle_eizard staff_of_ages


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