Classic NES RPG Shadowgate Getting a Remake

Creator Dave Marsh announces Kickstarter campaign

Dave Marsh, the creator of classic point-and-click adventure game Shadowgate, has announced that his company is currently working on a remake for PC, Mac and mobile devices. A Kickstarter campaign will launch tomorrow (Friday 26th October) in order to raise the funds needed to develop the game.

Originally released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh, the game was ported to the NES two years later. While the title was well-received by critics, those that played the game will likely remember it for its slow pace and punishing trial-and-error gameplay.

GoNintendo has reported a number of key features about the game, such as:

  • More than 60 rooms of first-person fantasy adventuring
  • Many new puzzles from the original creators
  • Intuitive command-based user interface
  • Beautifully painted, high-resolution artwork
  • Compelling gameplay and storytelling
  • Windows, Mac, iOS and Android device support
  • Two soundtrack modes (cinematic and original NES) and environmental soundscapes
  • Atmospheric and object-specific animations
  • In-game hint system

The original Shadowgate spawned two sequels, with perhaps the most notable being Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers for the Nintendo 64 (it being notable for the fact that it wasn't very good).

The Kickstarter campaign goes live at 09:00 EST tomorrow. Marsh has confirmed that three limited backer tiers will be available, which include a digital game tier, a physical copy tier and a card game tier.

Will you be pledging your support (and cash)?

[via gonintendo.com, rpgcodex.net]

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