Zojoi, an indie developer of adventure games, and Reverb Triple XP announced today that the legendary adventure game Shadowgate is available now on Apple iPad.
One of the most renowned and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in videogame history, Shadowgate is now re-imagined with stunning hand-painted visuals, cinematic storytelling, and customizable controls. With gameplay mechanics designed for touch-based gameplay perfect for iPad users, Shadowgate is available on the App Store for $4.99. In addition, the four original MacVenture Game Series titles that launched with Shadowgate on the Apple Macintosh are now available on the App Store, each for $1.99.
“Back in 1987 when we launched the original Shadowgate as part of the MacVenture series on the original Apple Macintosh, it’s almost serendipitous that we can bring our re-imagined project to challenge a whole new generation of adventure gamers,” states David Marsh, Co-founder at Zojoi. “When we designed the new Shadowgate, we definitely thought how perfect it would be to play this game on the iPad.”
Shadowgate on iPad includes the following features:
First Person Adventuring: Unique gameplay mechanics that made the original Shadowgate such a classic, complete with three different difficulty settings that change the gameplay experience and puzzle structure
Breathtaking Imagery: Gorgeous hand-painted visuals re-imagined for a new generation of adventurers, complete with all new environmental and object-specific animations and particle effects
Tools of Adventure: A bevy of objects, spells, an all-new mapping system, and customizable user interface so players can choose between classic on-screen commands or use modern a modern-wheel icon system
Mind-bending Puzzles: Loads of all new rooms as well as revamped locations from the original, and a ton of new and fully updated puzzles to solve
Cinematic Storytelling: Shadowgate features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from the original creators with a rich dynamic soundtrack by composer Rich Douglas
Atmospheric Music: Choose between the dynamic new cinematic score or the original retro 8-bit NES classic soundtrack by Hiroyuki Masuno
The Dread Pumpkin Quest: In time for Halloween, find and free the Dread Pumpkin – a tribute to the holiday figure, the Great Pumpkin
Achievement Awards: Dozens of in-game achievements to find and unlock, compelling cut-scenes, and deep storytelling make this re-imagining feel and play like a truly classic Shadowgate experience
Shadowgate is now available on the App Store for $4.99. Adventure gamers should also check out the MacVenture Series Collection games that includes Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True, Déjà Vu II: Lost In Las Vegas, Shadowgate, andUninvited, each available for purchase separately at $1.99 for iPad.