Shadowgate holds a special place in the hearts of many old-school gamers. The point-and-click adventure game was released on the Mac in 1987, and it eventually brought players into its dark world on a variety of other platforms, including the NES. Now, two of the game's original developers are bringing the game to contemporary audiences, with updated visuals and audio.
Karl Roelofs and Dave Marsh formed Zojoi and turned to Kickstarter in 2012 to revist Shadowgate, eventually raising more than $137,000.
“Dave and I are incredibly thrilled to be returning to Castle Shadowgate after all these years,” said Roelofs, design director at Zojoi. “When we created the MacVenture series, we knew we had something special on our hands – the initial response from gamers around the world was overwhelming! Shadowgate has remained near and dear to not only our hearts but to those who remember the haunting original, greatly evidenced by the support our Kickstarter campaign generated. The past few years we have been hard at work re-building and updating the Shadowgate experience and cannot wait to inspire, challenge, and terrify an entire new generation of players.”
You can see how they're coming along in the trailer below.
Look for Shadowgate to hit PC, Mac, Android, and iOS this summer.