robotspacer’s adventure corner



Streamed from March 7 to March 28, 2023

Shadowgate is a point-and-click adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released for Macintosh in 1987. It was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1989, one of many ports and remakes over the years. The game is perhaps best known in its NES form, but the Macintosh interface is unique and has a lot of charm.

Shadowgate is part of the MacVenture series that includes Uninvited and two Déjà Vu games. These were among the earliest point-and-click adventure games, and include some novel game mechanics like drag-and-drop inventory items, and containers that are represented using standard Mac windows. Most of the MacVenture games were later ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System, with a simplified interface better suited to a game controller.

Part 1

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

It’s time to enter Castle Shadowgate! Let’s check out a classic Macintosh original from 1987.

Part 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Let’s go back to Castle Shadowgate and solve the mystery of EPOR!

Part 3

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

It’s time to find out if I have what it takes to defeat the Warlock Lord. Shadowgate continues!


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Let’s take one last trip through Castle Shadowgate—this time in NES style, with color and full music.