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March Update: Linux and Languages


Hey everyone!

Well, we've been pretty busy trying to wrap everything up in the campaign as well as adding a few new things that have been requested. Speaking of...

Linux: Yes, Linux. For those of you emailing us, it has paid off. It's now available on Steam. We are talking with GOG about making it available there as well. We will let you know if/when that happens!

Languages: Six months and 125,000 (x 4) words later, French, German, Spanish and Italian are available on Steam (same disclaimer about GOG). We've got a minor patch coming out this week to fix a few things (includes a missing French character) and I think Dutch will be done maybe next month.

Tablet versions: Well, these versions are definitely taking longer than we had hoped. With the third party plugins we used and this being our first time doing the ports from Unity, it has been 2 steps forward and 1 back - especially dealing with some shaders that are causing us issues. However, we are making progress and we will be getting these out. I just can't say when quite yet.

Thanks everyone and feel free to email us at if you have any questions.

Team Z

February Update


Hey everyone,

We wanted to give you an update on a few things:

Tablet versions: Yes, we are still working on these. Even though we are using Unity, the port to Android and iOS has been tough especially when dealing with some third party plug ins. We still very much believe that we will finish them and they will be awesome but we don't have a definite time-table on it. We apologize and appreciate your understanding!

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Our Sherlock Holmes games are on the Steam Greenlight site. While Valve allows us to release certain titles directly to Steam (like the recent MacVenture series), they asked that we put Sherlock through the Greenlight process. Please take a moment and up vote us :)

As always, if you have a question, please email us at and we'll get right back to you.

Thanks again everyone! We are very grateful for your support!

Team Z

Happy New Year!


Hey everyone!

Happy New year! We hope your holidays were a blast!

We wanted to give you an update on where we are at with the last of the digital rewards...

iPad/Android tablet versions (Novice tier ($30) and up) - As we have mentioned, we designed Shadowgate to primarily take advantage of PCs and Macs first. Since we are working in Unity, we are able to bring the game over to tablets but we didn't start the process until November as we were working on the October update with the new UI (that would be eventually used for tablets.) We are definitely making progress on optimizing for these devices but it's taking longer than we hoped. I will keep you updated when I have more info!

Commentary videos/Comic (Acolyte tier ($45) and up) - The commentary videos are still in the works but the comic has been a problem for a number of reasons and we simply aren't going to be able to finish it the way we wanted. So instead, we are offering backers at these levels all four of our DRM-Free RetroAdventures (Shadowgate, Uninvited, Deja Vu and Deja Vu II) that feature the 128k Macintosh and Apple IIgs versions of the titles. You can find the games in your Humble account. If you have forgotten how to access your account, you can go here and use the email you used for this kickstarter. If that doesn't work, just email us at and we'll figure it out.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Team Z

p.s. If anyone is interested in helping us with a Swedish translation of the game, please send us an email!

November Update


Hey everyone,

Here's an update on what's going on.

First, physical rewards went out to International backers this week. We wish them well on their travels across the pond!

Second, we've been working hard on the iOS and Android versions. Because we designed Shadowgate primarily for the PC/Mac, it's taking some time to port the game to the tablets. First we started by adding the wheel command system (last update) and now we're working on optimizing the game (particle emitters, object selection, etc.) I'll have more of an idea by the next update on where we stand.

Third, since it's almost Thanksgiving, we want to say thanks by giving you a digital download of the original Mac 128k and Apple IIgs versions Shadowgate AND the original Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True. Sometime on Saturday, you will find these Retro Adventures in your Steam account. If you didn't redeem your Steam key, now is the time - it was given to all backers and placed in your Humble account.

Fourth, the Zojoi Store is now open for business. Not only can you find Shadowgate and the Retro Adventures there but our Sherlock Holmes games and tons of great Shadowgate swag as well (from t-shirts to iphone cases).

Finally, we want to tell you about a great Kickstarter from good friends of ours. The game is called Shards Online and it's being made by two former leads on Ultima Online. Please be sure to give them some love!

Check out Shards Online!
Check out Shards Online!

 That's it for now! You know how to reach us ^_^

Team Z

Halloween Update!


Hello and Happy Halloween!

Today, we just went live on Steam and GoG with our Halloween update and sale! We hope you will enjoy the update which contains many new features including the new Halloween-themed quest - The Dread Pumpkin Quest and an alternate icon-based wheel command system. We told you about it a few days ago but it’s now available to everyone who downloaded the game on Steam and GoG. Here’s a video that shows some of the updates. 

If you could, please spread the word about the game!

Finally, please help support one of our good friends at Greenbrier Games. They’ve got a great Zombie game called Zpocalypse: Survival

Check it out here!

Again thanks so much for you support!

Team Zojoi