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James Clavell's Shogun

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In 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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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

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  • MobyGames ID: 1241


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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.