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The creators of Shadowgate are developing a new, epic version of the first-person fantasy adventure smash hit. Help make it happen!
The creators of Shadowgate are developing a new, epic version of the first-person fantasy adventure smash hit. Help make it happen!
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3,468 backers pledged $137,232 to help bring this project to life.

Launch Update! DRM-free AND Steam and other bits...


Hey everyone, let's get to it, shall we?

DRM-Free AND Steam

Well, tomorrow's the day, eh? First, in case you missed the update to the update a week or so ago, when we launch, you will now be able to download both the DRM-free Windows and Mac version and a copy of the game on Steam no matter what level you pledged at. The digital art book will also be available (Note that is has many of the game rooms in it so it may contain spoilers!) 

The game, keys and digital rewards are all hosted by our friends at Humble. If you have lost (or not received) a personal Humble key, you can use this handy link to retrieve it. If that doesn't work, send us an email at 

Physical Rewards

We've always strived to make sure that we provided the best physical rewards and finish them on time. The soft and hardcover books came in last week and, with the exception of the DVD for the box, everything is ready to go. So, as soon as the duplication process is done, all rewards will be going out. This includes some rewards our international backers have not received yet (we didn't want to ship 3 times internationally.)

Now, we have asked a number of times that if you are set to receive physical rewards AND you have moved since we launched the Kickstarter campaign, PLEASE send us a change of address to If we don't hear from you, we will ship to the address we have on record and because we have a limited amount of goods, will not be able to ship twice if we hear from you later.

Cool stuff!
Cool stuff!

Last but not least

We know we've said it before but we really are thankful for every person that pledged or supported us. We know you have been patient as we ran late on the project and we very much appreciate that as well. This has been a fun (and exhausting) 2 years and as we get ready to finalize the tablet versions, we're just as excited about Shadowgate as ever. As you know, we're a pretty small shop with pretty big expectations. We've tried to go above and beyond your expectations as well, continually adding things to the game to make it better and better. We hope you enjoy Shadowgate and will tell your friends about it so that we can continue to make these unique types of adventure games. Note that we will update the Steam client with patches (if needed) and perhaps new content/features. We will also work with Humble to update the DRM-free versions.

Alright, that's it for now. We'll send an update next month and be keeping an eye on how many times you've shaken hands with the Grim Reaper!

Team Z

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    1. Frodo
      on September 17, 2014

      Just want to say thanks again to Zojoi, for giving us GOG codes. ( :

    2. Zojoi 2-time creator on September 16, 2014

      @all - Shadowgate is available on If you were waiting for your drm free version there, just send us an email at and we will hook you up.

      @kim - We are working as quickly as we can to get the android version out. Sorry about the delay!

    3. Kim Cameron on September 9, 2014

      Zojoi: I had presumed that the Android version would be playable on release, it sounds like we need to wait for an undetermined amount of time for that. Getting a PC key is fine, but I don't see the point in playing on my laptop and then re-playing on Android later on. Had I known that the choice was PC on release or $45 more for a Android version unavailable for awhile, I would have gone with the former.

      If I'm misunderstanding and the humble/DRM key gets me the Android game, please let me know, I could be wrong

    4. Zojoi 2-time creator on September 9, 2014

      @all - Yeah, so it looks like if you sent an email thru our form, it is perhaps sitting in another dimension. Dunno what is wrong with it but just send an email thru your normal email client to Another thing is that i am going to send out an email to everyone confirming your physical address (in case you are getting physical goods) so expect that.

    5. Zojoi 2-time creator on September 9, 2014

      @all - All backers should have received a humble key earlier this year. If you haven't, it may be in your spam folder. Regardless, shoot us an email at or send us a message on kickstarter and we'll resend your key! ^_^

    6. Zojoi 2-time creator on September 9, 2014

      @Peter - Hmmm. we answer every email for key requests. I have not seen yours. I will look thru the DB and send the key to the email on record.

      @Kim - Not sure what you mean. Everyone who pledged to the game was sent a humble key earlier this year and the account was updated with DRM free and Steam keys last month. I will go ahead and resend your key as well. Android and iOS are being worked on btw.

    7. Kim Cameron on September 8, 2014

      Confused, if we backed on a much higher tier (android/ios), do we still not have access to the game? If so, wishing I had pledged much lower at this point.

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      Peter Dreyfus on September 7, 2014

      I already sent 2 emails over the last 2 weeks with no reply regarding a key.

    9. Zojoi 2-time creator on September 7, 2014

      @all - working out the date with GoG for releasing on their site. It will be this month.
      @Peter - Did you not get your digital key? If not, email me at to start playing. We were going to wait for the new update to the UI and some other bits before sending the physical copies but we'll just go ahead and burn the release to DVD and get it out to you guys.

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      Peter Dreyfus on August 31, 2014

      When are the physical rewards being shipped? Seems a little unfair that $10 backers are playing already while us $95+ backers are still waiting for the USPS.

    11. Zojoi 2-time creator on August 29, 2014

      @Thrakker - Send us an email about the soundtrack (

    12. tarasis on August 29, 2014

      Thanks & congrats for the release. Not had a chance to play yet as I've been on holidays

    13. Korr on August 25, 2014

      Awesome, thanks team!

    14. ☜☆RSF☆☞ on August 25, 2014

      Very exciting stuff! Big congratulations to you all!! It's killing me that I haven't had time to play it yet... and ehhh meet the Grim Reaper and you know.. die! ;-)

    15. Thrakker on August 23, 2014

      @zojoi is it possible for you guys to upload the soundtrack to Humble? Much easier to download from one central account than to remember I have a Bandcamp code somewhere that may expire in the future.

      Downloading the game now, can't wait to play

    16. Ian Kelly on August 22, 2014

      Ah never mind, I found my download code for -- I guess I never redeemed it until now.

    17. Ian Kelly on August 22, 2014

      I also only see "Shadowgate Heavy Metal Tune" on Humble Bundle, not the full soundtrack.

    18. Zojoi 2-time creator on August 21, 2014

      @all - We're working on the tablets now.
      @rambutaan - Email us at if yer having problems.
      @Brandon - well, we did put some catacombs in there and we are looking at things we can add to the game
      @laggerific - sure. Email us to let us know your preference on the tablet :)
      @Gonchi Greenfr0G Saban - We don't have a deal with GOG at the moment but I'm sure we will in the near future.

    19. Rambutaan on August 21, 2014

      Did anyone else get access to the soundtrack through their Humble Bundle page? I've only got access to a Shadowgate Heavy Metal tune even though I'm pretty sure I downloaded the soundtrack before (but I now wish to re-download it as I seem to have misplaced it). I backed the $30 tier so I'm assuming it should be there somewhere...

    20. Gonchi on August 21, 2014

      @Greenfr0G; Wouldn't hold my breath for GOG, looks like Zojoi's only selling Steam keys on Humble despite having standalone DRM-Free installers available. Very lame, Zojoi.

    21. Ron Lugge on August 21, 2014

      Hey, any news on how we can redeem the iOS version?

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      Greenfr0G on August 21, 2014

      Hello Zojoi,

      I hope Shadowgate will be also available through GOG - for now, I will pass on generating any kind of key (Steam or Humble), unitl we, backers, hear clearly from you, whether we will be able to choose GOG key as well, since they are my preferred retailer.

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      laggerific on August 21, 2014

      The posters, T-Shirt, card game, and all were awesome...I, too, can't wait to dig into the box...

    24. Gonchi on August 21, 2014

      Dat swag. Congrats to all of you that went in at those reward levels, they look great.

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      laggerific on August 21, 2014

      Will we be able to choose a different tablet platform than what we put on the survey?

    26. Seba on August 21, 2014

      Oh lawd the swag, can't wait to get my hands on that box. And envious of the higher tier backers. Love the quality and attention You've put into the rewards, Shadowgate will have a prominent place on many a shelf I'm sure (and mine for certain).
      Good luck with the release!

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      Brandin on August 21, 2014

      Since we didnt manage to get to the other two areas of the kickstarter (the OUYA and the Catacombs), have you thought about releasing these later on as DLC or something?

    28. Sean "Nz17" Robinson on August 21, 2014

      It was a lot of fun to be in the beta. You at Zojoi have delivered a fine, fine piece of entertainment. I must say, there is a very impressive amount of content in the game, much more than I was expecting. At this speed, it will take me until the end of the year to get to the end of the game on Master Mode!


    29. Sabin Stargem on August 20, 2014

      Would the game be available through GOG? They are my preference for DRM-free games.

    30. Jeremie Lariviere
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    31. Tomimt on August 20, 2014

      Oh wow, oh wow. It's great to finally to get to play this remake.

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      Lee Hammond on August 20, 2014

      Woo, I can't wait to die, lots!

      Congrats to the entire team and I hope Shadowgate sells well and many new players get to die as well, in horrible fashions.

    33. Zojoi 2-time creator on August 20, 2014

      @Christian - If you pledged to the tablet tier, we will be getting you the game as soon as it's ready!

    34. Christian Daigle on August 20, 2014

      Will we have access to the tablet version of the game? That would be nice!

    35. Zojoi 2-time creator on August 20, 2014

      @William - Yeah, you should have a humble account. Tomorrow morning (PST) it will be updated with the drm-free and steam keys.

    36. William C Crawford on August 20, 2014

      So just to be clear... We should have it assigned to our Humble account, but the Steam keys and DRM-free downloads won't appear there until tomorrow?

    37. Clint Parker on August 20, 2014

      To tell the truth, I kinda forgot about it outside of the emails every few months or whatever.
      I am looking forward to it now, since now I have something to play now. Horray.

    38. Paul J Natsch on August 20, 2014

      Thanks so much for all your hard work. I still can't believe this is actually happening and I hope there's more in future!

    39. Lucas on August 20, 2014

      No worries on how long it took. I was so glad to read and be kept informed on this game. It sounds like you guys have made a quality product. And I can't wait to finally get my hands on this game.

      Thank You so much from bringing back this game!