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Shadowgate (2014) Point & Click Adventure Released For Linux

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Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in gaming history. Apparently, I'm going to be honest and throw my hands up as I've never heard of it or this remake before. It's now on Linux though, yippe!

It does looks pretty fantastic, so I imagine this will make adveture/point & click fans very happy. It has some pretty awesome visuals, and everything about it looks great.

About the game (Official)
Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in gaming history. As one of the original titles in the popular MacVenture series that went on to be celebrated on the NES, GBC, and Nintendo 64, Shadowgate quickly endeared players with its fantastic atmospheric soundtrack, perilous locations to progress through, countless puzzles to solve, and more ways to gruesomely die than gamers previously thought possible. Thrust into the role of "The Seed of Prophecy," players travel deep into the living castle, in hopes of defeating the evil that dwells within – the dreaded Warlock Lord.

Now, nearly 30 years after the original version haunted Mac and NES gamers, the original development team behind that timeless classic is back with a full re-imagining of the original Shadowgate. Much more than a port, the team at Zojoi has painstakingly redesigned the game from the ground up, adding in tons of new mind-bending puzzles, lots of new rooms with stunning hand-painted 2D graphical detail, and more objects to interact with and help you along your quest.

Check out Shadowgate (2014) on Steam. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Aule 26 March 2015 at 10:22 am UTC
Looks pretty cool indeed!
Feist 26 March 2015 at 12:10 pm UTC
"Shadowgate is one of the most well-known and beloved point-and-click adventure titles in gaming history. Apparently, I'm going to be honest and throw my hands up as I've never heard of it"

Lol, same thing here and "point and click" has always been a beloved genré of mine, having played everything released by "Sierra" and "Lucasarts" and tons of other adventures as well.

Still, I guess it's not so strange, since the time I've spent with mac-computers can be counted as a few days at most and the time I've spent with Nintendo-hardware, in a few hours.

I guess I'll give this title a go at some point.
DrMcCoy 26 March 2015 at 2:10 pm UTC
I played the Win3.1 version back in the days: http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/shadowgate/screenshots/gameShotId,145542/

It is punishingly hard, though.
Aule 26 March 2015 at 2:29 pm UTC
DrMcCoyI played the Win3.1 version back in the days: http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/shadowgate/screenshots/gameShotId,145542/ <3

It is punishingly hard, though.

Hard because you die very often, or hard because of the puzzles?
flesk 26 March 2015 at 2:31 pm UTC
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I played the NES version when I was a kid, but I don't think I ever got through that one. I backed the Kickstarter campaign for this game (before I stopped backing Windows game campaigns), so I started playing the game a bit yesterday and it looks very good so far. The atmosphere is exactly as I remembered it from the old game but this one seems to have mechanics in place to make the game a bit more forgiving if you want.
DrMcCoy 26 March 2015 at 2:33 pm UTC
AuleHard because you die very often, or hard because of the puzzles?

Yes.
Renzatic Gear 26 March 2015 at 3:55 pm UTC
I first played Shadowgate on the NES, too. It's one one of those games that's absolutely drenched in nostalgia for me. Just about every time I'd spend the night over at an old friend's house back in middle school, we'd rent it alongside a few movies, and play it all night long.

Took us months to beat it, but we did it, damnit! No walkthroughs or hints for us!
Swiftpaw 28 March 2015 at 8:58 pm UTC
Lol, I'd never heard of this game either. While there are a lot of older games I can play, let's be honest, usually those are ones you've played before. Someone new getting into a good old game is a lot more difficult if they have no existing connections with the game or game series.
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