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Shadowgate

New Puzzles, More Deaths
by Mike Futter on Aug 21, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Publisher: Zojoi Studios
Developer: Zojoi Studios
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Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Macintosh, PC, iOS, Android

Way back in 1989, I worked my way through the living castle known as Shadowgate on my NES. Despite the fact that, like most point and click adventures, things were the same in each playthrough, I returned often to face the dangers.

The project was funded via Kickstarter in 2012, beating its $120,000 goal by just over $17,000. Today, Zojoi is releasing its remake of the classic title, which premiered first on Macs in 1987. The new version includes a number of difficulty levels that change the game, new puzzles, and even a retro mode that includes some of the original music.

The title is available now on Steam in standard ($19.99) and special editions ($29.99). The latter comes with the soundtrack, a calendar, and a digital art book.