Old 80s Computer Game


I played an old point and click adventure game. Grayscale. I remember looking around a mansion or castle in the beginning and it was not until I walked through a painting did the adventure begin. I have been searching online to no avail. Any help on the name of this game would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

It doesn’t fit your description exactly, but that sorta reminds me of The Coveted Mirror.


That’s not the one but thanks for responding! The game was in grayscale if that helps.

I don’t know if this applies to your case, but there was a timeframe in the 80s when games started to be available in color but many monitors were still monochrome- and thus appeared in greyscale(or greenscale) when played on those machines.

Or amberscale, but yes. I almost posted nearly the same thing.
It’s been a long time since the 80’s, as any historian or math guy will verify, but the first point n click adventures I remember…kings quest? There were several. I think there was a mirror in one of them…maybe?
Eta: actually, I’m certain there was point and click ventures before kq, but that’s the first that came to mind when I read mirror

Though not a mirror, the mention of walking through a painting made me think of the 80s Nine Princes in Amber game. The intro wasn’t much like that, though.

Hmm… Come to think of it, greyscale and point and click in the 80s is most likely a Macintosh. Other platforms generally upgraded to color before or at the same time as going to mouse control. Macintosh software, including games, were sort of separate from other platforms at the time.

Most likely this was one of a large variety of shareware titles that were made with World Builder around that time. The shareware was passed around pretty widely at the time (late 80s)

Shadowgate hits the grayscale (for Mac) and castle description, but I don’t remember a mirror to start the adventure.

Thanks guys for your help with this so far! Shadowgate comes the closest in terms of look and feel. I think I played it on a mac too. It’s not a mirror that you walk through, but a painting. It’s the only way to continue the story. I kept just looking around the castle (or house) and couldn’t figure out what to do next. I never thought about of moving forward into the painting. I believe the painting was of a valley and another castle. Something like that.

If Shadowgate is close, Uninvited is the same style, by the same people and Is set in a huge house/manor.