New Shadowgate navigates the wilds of Kickstarter


Zojoi, a new development studio composed of the creators of seminal point-and-click adventure Shadowgate, has started up a Kickstarter to bring the series back. This Shadowgate reboot is a "re-imagining" of the original game, not a remake.

The original Shadowgate tasked players with navigating treacherous rooms in a vast castle as they hunted down key artifacts to battle an evil sorcerer. The new Shadowgate will include 60 rooms, both familiar and new, and be available on Windows and Mac, and iPad and Android tablets.

The goal for the Kickstarter campaign is $150,000, and right now Zojoi has already raised over $10,000 with 30 days left to go. Pledging $15 will get you the game on PC or Mac, and $60 will get you the game on iPad and Android too. The mobile versions will be available a few months after the initial Windows and Mac launch, if all goes according to plan.

The top pledge amount of $7,500 will book you a flight out to Charlottesville, VA to hang out with the developers, play a few board games and round out the day with some wiffle ball in Shadowgate creator Dave Marsh's backyard.

[Thanks, Anthony B.]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.