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THE RE-IMAGINED SHADOWGATE SET TO LAUNCH ON STEAM AUGUST 21, 2014

New Gameplay Trailer Showcases Differences Between NES and Modern Version

Twain Harte, CA – July 24, 2014 – Nearly 30 years after the original frightened and amazed the world, developer Zojoi in cooperation with indie games partner Reverb Triple XP announced today that the re-imagined Shadowgate will launch on Steam and other digital outlets for both PC and Mac on August 21, 2014. Shadowgate will arrive on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android devices) in fall 2014.

Zojoi has released a new side-by-side trailer that compares the 1989 NES Shadowgate version with this year’s re-imagined game.

In Shadowgate , intrepid gamers step inside the dark halls of Castle Shadowgate as "The Seed of Prophecy," the only one who could hope to defeat the traitorous Warlock Lord that dwells within. Designed with compelling cut-scenes that greatly expand the original Shadowgate universe, gamers navigate from room to room via the classic first-person perspective, using their wits to survive dangerous traps, devious puzzles, and ruthless enemies. If successful, they can assemble the Staff of Ages, a powerful relic capable of keeping this ancient enemy from destroying the living castle and the world of Tyragon itself.

Shadowgate not only features a stunning level of detailed, hand-painted rooms but also tons of new, mind-bending puzzles from the makers of the original game. While there are more objects and new characters to interact with, there are also plenty of throwbacks to the original version, so veterans and newcomers alike will relish their journey through Castle Shadowgate… if they survive.

Shadowgate Features Include:

  • All-new and updated puzzles seamlessly expand on the original game
  • Multiple difficulty levels enable players to play on Master, the renowned difficulty of the original, or scale back the brutality with Apprentice (Easy) or Journeyman (Medium)
  • Players can take advantage of a bevy of objects, spells, an all-new mapping system and on-screen commands to aid them in their quest
  • Tons of hand-painted illustrated rooms feature both new and familiar locations
  • Gorgeous visuals complete with new environmental effects and unique animations offer an immersive experience
  • Bonus Retro Mode enables players to experience the game like it’s 1989! Choose Hiroyuki Masuno’s original NES score, turn the graphics into 8-bit, and more
  • Customize the experience with the classic or auto-hide control layout, tailored key binds for actions and objects, and/or lock commands for ease of use
  • Updated storytelling features dramatic cut-scenes, plus all the same great storytelling you'd expect from a Shadowgate adventure
  • A digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack and sound effects change based on gameplay
  • 50 in-game and Steam-based achievements to find and unlock
For more information on Shadowgate , visit the official Website at www.shadowgate.com, follow the development team on Twitter and “ Like” the game on Facebook.

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ABOUT ZOJOI

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, Zojoi is an independent game developer helmed by industry legends Karl Roelofs and Dave Marsh, whose first title Shadowgate was a smash success on the original Apple Macintosh. The duo went on to help create the other titles in the popular MacVenture series ( Déjà Vu, Déjà Vu II, and Uninvited) and ported these timeless classics to no less than 10 other platforms. Zojoi’s mission is to create memorable gaming experiences, either with remakes of their renowned originals or entirely new properties.

ABOUT REVERB TRIPLE XP

An extension of interactive entertainment agency Reverb Communications, Inc., Reverb Triple XP provides a spectrum of services customized to focus on the needs of indie game developers. Reverb Triple XP powers up titles that stand out with excellent gameplay, creative design, and that elusive fun factor. Once chosen, our team of game industry veterans works with the game developers to fully understand and play the title, then execute on world class marketing, PR, social, production and distribution services that are fitting for games of the highest quality. A cornerstone of the Reverb Triple XP program is that developers retain creative control and ownership of their intellectual property as well as receiving a custom solution tailored to their needs.

 

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