First released in 1987, Shadowgate is a point-and-click adventure video game set in the castle Castle Shadowgate, home of the evil Warlock Lord. Now, several decades since its original release, Shadowgate is coming to VR with brand-new graphics, VR-specific gameplay mechanics, and a whole host of other improvements.
What hasn’t changed is the basic premise of the game. As the player, you’re the last of a great line of hero-kings, and you’re tasked with nothing less important than saving the world by defeating the evil Warlock Lord and prevent him from conjuring up the demon Behemoth out of Hell.
When the original version of Shadowgate was released, it received praise for its complexity and originality. Some reviewers criticized its tongue-in-cheek humor, saying that it stops the game from being truly immersive.
Well, the VR version of the game, called Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok, is guaranteed to deliver an immersive gaming experience since it ditches the classic point-and-click interface in exchange for motion controls. Using your Oculus Quests’ Touch controllers, you’ll be able to explore the Castle Shadowgate and battle a variety of deadly monsters.
“Unlike its predecessors, SGVR is a brand-new VR adventure created exclusively for the Oculus Quest. SGVR does what no other Shadowgate adventure could do – allow the player to actually play and be immersed WITHIN our fantasy world,” state the game’s developers, Virginia-based game company Zojoi (founded by two original creators of Shadowgate) on their website.
The good news is that you won’t be exploring the castle alone. Your raven Odin will be there with you, helping you disarm cleverly disguised traps and solve brain-twisting puzzles. To make the most out of the new VR format, the game also includes activities such as high-speed minecart riding.
You’ll be able to enjoy everything Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok has to offer when it launches on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets on October 7th.