James Clavell's Shogun
Description official descriptions
In this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese soil.
Credits (Apple II version)
After 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.
Although 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.
Information also contributed by Ray Soderlund
Related 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.
- MobyGames ID: 1241
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Belboz.
Apple II added by ClydeFrog. Macintosh, Amiga added by Terok Nor.
Additional contributors: mo , JudgeDeadd, Patrick Bregger.
Last modified February 22nd, 2023.