Today June 17, 2014 Zojoi Studios and Reverb Triple XP announced that the closed beta of Shadowgate is now available to Kickstarter backers and those who preorder the “Hero” tier of the game for $24.99 from www.zojoi.com/shadowgate. They also released a new trailer, which you can check out in the attached video.
According to a prepared statement we received from the Design Director of Zojoi Studios Karl Roelofs:
Launching the closed beta of 'Shadowgate' is an exciting step for us as we give gamers an early taste of the bold adventure that await. The new graphics and eerie music create an atmosphere that transports gamers from their everyday lives into this harrowing dark adventure that’s both classic and completely new. Of course, the great part is that players will quickly learn that this new castle is as deadly as the last.
The game will be available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android tablets later this summer for $19.99, however those who preorder the game for PC and Mac will snag a 25% discount at $14.99. Those who opt for the “Adventurer” tier will also score wallpapers and a digital Shadowgate calendar while the “Hero” tier includes everything previously mentioned along with a complete digital soundtrack, digital art book, Beta tester access with in-game credits, and access to the final game a week before launch.
This classic point-and-click adventure made its debut on Macintosh almost 30 years ago, and thanks to a recent Kickstarter the original creators Karl Roelofs and David Marsh were able to completely rebuild the Shadowgate saga from the ground up using "today’s advanced technological and graphical capabilities." That includes 4K-capable resolutions, and "stunning level of hand-painted detail but also tons of new mind-bending puzzles and more objects to interact with to help you on your quest."