DescriptionIn this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese soil.
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- Inspiration: Literature
- James Clavell's Shogun adaptations
- Setting: City - Osaka
- Setting: Japanese Sengoku Period
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InnovationsAfter years of maintaining a policy of no-graphics interactive games, Infocom finally succumbed to the temptation: Shogun was their first game that featured graphics to enhance the story.
InspirationAlthough fictional, the game (and the book its based on) are founded on actual historical events. For more information, research William Adams (the role model for Blackthorne) and Ieyasu Tokugawa.
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Related Web Sites
- The Digital Antiquarian: Shogun (A review of the game from Jimmy Maher, the Digital Antiquarian's blog. )
- The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Shogun.)