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James Clavell's Shogun

James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.
This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes involved in the political intrigue of feudal Japan. Players take on the role of Blackthorne as he navigates the complex social and political landscape of Japan during the 17th century.
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Main executable game file: jcshogun/shogun.exe.

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James Clavell's Shogun review

The Games Machine - UK (1989): "In fact, the graphics complement the text so well, you'd think Infocom had been doing graphic adventures for years. The parser - not totally perfect - is strong enough to do just about anything and there was nothing obviously deficient. The numerous puzzles are a real challenge, but still, thankfully, logical. I hope Shogun is the first of a series of new graphic adventures and not the end of the pure Infocom adventure as is rumoured. Shogun is destined to become another Infocom classic. Watch out Magnetic Scrolls and Level 9 - Infocom are back!"

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The Shogun packaging includes two physical objects: a map representing John Blackthorne's "known world" of 1600, and The Soul of the Samurai, a booklet describing the history and significance of samurai swords.

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Additional info about James Clavell's Shogun

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Macintosh
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