Fans of “point and click” fantasy adventure games rejoice as the classic Shadowgate title, one of the first games in the genre, will be recreated with updated graphics and launched on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms.
For those unfamiliar with Shadowgate, a little background info is probably more than welcome. It happens that Shadwogate was launched back in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh platform.
Due to its stunning popularity, the game was later ported on over ten different platforms, including Nintendo and NES.
Original game creators, David Marsh and Karl Roelofs have recently created Zojoi, a small gaming company, in the hope that they will be able to create new first-person adventure games.
The first on the agenda is a new Shadowgate game, which is based on the original, but will not be a port.
According to devs, the new Shadowgate is “a re-imagining that includes a lot of new features, exciting updates and ingenious additions that will add even more to the mythology and expand upon the original story of our fantasy classic.”
The basics of the game are pretty simple: players move from room to room in a huge castle with more 60 beautifully illustrated locations. They will be forced to confront with demons and other devilish creatures summoned by the Warlock Lord.
The main objective is to find all the pieces of a powerful weapon called Staff of Ages, which is the only artifact that can presumably stop the warlock’s plan to summon the Behemoth, a creature of tremendous power who could quickly wipe the entire world.
In order to bring the game to fans of adventure games, David Marsh and Karl Roelofs turned to Kickstarter about a month ago.
They were asking $120,000/ €93,000 to be able to release the game. One month later, we are happy to report that Shadowgate project has been successfully funded and is expected to be released in November 2013.
For more details on how to continue to donate and offer your support for Shadogwate check out the project’s Kickstarter page.